This senator wants to help. Sen. Bill Cassidy is trying to help hundreds of chimpanzees enjoy an easy retirement in his home state of Louisiana

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After years of experiments, a protracted battle to grant them legal “personhood,” and a life spent bouncing between two scientific facilities, two of the world’s most famous research chimpanzees have finally retired. Hercules and Leo arrived this morning at Project Chimps, a 95-hectare sanctuary in the wooded hills of Morgantown, Georgia

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A new working group will develop guidelines for determining whether moving the primates to sanctuaries is harmful to their health

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A monthslong conflict over a plan to send eight chimpanzees from a laboratory in the United States to a wildlife park in England intensified this week when animal welfare groups and primate sanctuaries went to court for the second time to stop the move

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America is aging, and most seniors want to stay in the places where they’ve lived for decades. Can they? What will it take?

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Research Chimps Go To Haven

December 21, 2012

All chimpanzees formerly used by the US federal government for biomedical research at New Iberia Research Center will be retired to Chimp Haven, a federal sanctuary in Louisiana

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