Receive action alerts, breaking medical news, e-newsletters, and special offers via e-mail.
Celebrity Support for Ending the Use of Chimpanzees in Experiments
James Franco, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Kevin Nealon, Weeds and Saturday Night Live
"Ellen and Portia have signed a letter to Congress urging them to ban the use of chimpanzees in animal testing." Ellen DeGeneres, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Portia de Rossi, Ally McBeal and Arrested Development
"Chimpanzee experiments are clearly cruel. And when you consider that they do not advance scientific research, it becomes obvious why so many researchers, members of Congress, and citizens across the country are speaking out on behalf of these animals." Kristin Bauer, True Blood
"Please step up to join me and more than 175 of your Congressional colleagues who have voiced support for the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act." Jenna Dewan-Tatum Step Up
"It’s time to get real about ending invasive experiments on chimpanzees." Bill Maher Real Time with Bill Maher
“I’ve made a pledge not to be in any movies or TV shows that use chimpanzees or other great apes. But unfortunately, my tax dollars are still being spent on chimpanzee abuse.”
Alec Baldwin 30 Rock and The Departed
"Many people know me as the guy who intentionally harmed himself over and over on the show Jackass. But I am actually very serious about some things—including protecting chimpanzees and other animals from being intentionally harmed."
“These individuals have already endured tremendous suffering and deserve to spend their final years in peace.” Monica Seles
Nine-Time Grand Slam Tennis Champion
Former No. 1 Ranked Player in the World
“[N]early 1,000 of these complex beings are locked inside barren cells in U.S. laboratories—some for as long as 50 years—where they have been intentionally infected with diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis and forced to endure decades of invasive procedures, fear, loneliness, and pain.” Woody Harrelson The Hunger Games and Zombieland
“I believe it is a source of shame for the United States that we are currently the only developed country that continues large-scale confinement of chimps in laboratories.” Anjelica Huston Prizzi’s Honor and The Royal Tenenbaums