Actress Kristin Bauer's Voicemail to Congress Asks for Ban on Chimpanzee Experiments
Today, members of Congress received a voicemail from True Blood star Kristin Bauer. In her message, Bauer asks Congress to support the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (GAPCSA), bipartisan legislation that would phase out invasive experiments on chimpanzees and release all federally owned chimpanzees to sanctuaries.
“I’m calling to ask you to co-sponsor the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act. I’ve always been fascinated by the incredible intelligence and rich social lives of chimpanzees,” says Bauer, who’s also played roles in Seinfeld, Star Trek: Enterprise, and Desperate Housewives. “This bill would end painful, invasive experiments on chimpanzees, saving taxpayer dollars. I’d like to invite you to a briefing on the bill this Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Capitol, room S.115.”