Monday, March 1, 2010

Tell Congress to save the apes

While we can argue that government does a whole lot of nothing, there's still a little something they can do for the apes. Support the Great Ape Conservation Act Reauthorization by contacting Congress. Jane Goodall is all about it. And I think she's a pretty reliable when it comes to apes. A world without apes would be a sad world indeed. This is, literally, the least you can do. I just sent a message to Sandy Levin, my man in Congress, and it took me less than five minutes.

UPDATE: From a return email from Sandy Levin: "You may also be interested to know that I was a cosponsor of the Chimpanzee Health Improvement, Maintenance, and Protection Act (CHIMP) which prohibited the euthanasia of chimpanzees for anything other than humane health reasons and established a federally-funded reserve where chimpanzees can live when they are no longer needed for federal research. Since enactment of this legislation in 2000, over 140 chimpanzees have 'retired' to this facility."


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