New Mexico chimps won't be used in additional research, pending review
The Institute of Medicine will reassess the scientific need to continue using chimpanzees for biomedical discoveries.
January 6th, 2011
11:10 AM ET

New Mexico chimps won't be used in additional research, pending review

More than 180 chimpanzees, used in research testing for decades and set to be transferred from a New Mexico colony to a Texas research facility for possible use in further testing, will not be moved pending a review of the situation, officials have said.

The chimpanzees are currently housed at the nonresearch Alamogordo Primate Facility in Alamogordo, New Mexico. They "will remain there pending an Institute of Medicine (IOM) in-depth analysis to reassess the scientific need for the continued use of chimpanzees to accelerate biomedical discoveries," the National Institutes of Health said in a statement issued Tuesday.

The 186 chimpanzees were set to be moved early this year to the Southwest National Primate Research Center in San Antonio, Texas, where they could be used in additional experiments.

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  1. BillRichardson

    Sweet they can finally stop spraying hair products in my face. FREE BILLY THE KID!!!

    January 6, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  2. InternetRacist

    Hi I'm an unemployed, uneducated, fat, ugly and cowardice individual. I enjoy the anonymity the internet provides because I'd never say these things to anyone's face. Off to my fart fetish website I go now.

    January 6, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  3. Lisababy

    @Derpdingleberry you are an idiot grow up. @bill richardson lmao!

    January 6, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  4. drap

    kentucky fried chimp anyone?

    January 6, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Frank

    People of the United States of America,

    Good! save an innocent Chimp today! Lets strap down convicted murders,rapists and terrorists and use them ala DR. Joesph Mengela the Nazi.

    January 6, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sara

    Animal testing is inaccurate and cruel. Stop animal testing!

    January 6, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Monkey Business

    Plenty of Chimps still used for disgusting painful studies at UW.
    Chimps are the same as fish. Unaware animals that don't feel pain.
    Would Gitmo detainees be a viable alternative.
    Past practices in previous wars have shown that vanquished can be used for medical studies.

    January 6, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    @DerpDigger: Do you want Kobe Bryant to slap you? "Down goes DerpDigger! Down goes DerpDigger!" Punk! @LisaBaby: You have my permission to slap Derp.

    January 6, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. martin

    perhaps we teach one of these chimps some acting skills.Curious George is an awful actor!

    January 6, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff Frank

    I think we should make them illegals and transport the little fellas in a 24' box truck and them cut 'em loose deep into Mexico. e-e-e ew-ew-ew 🙂

    January 6, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. really?

    Let's use the homeless and kids in orphanages instead. Is not as though they have much to live e for?

    January 6, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. marco

    The ones that can not speak are always used and abused!

    January 6, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Hellen Keller

    amen!gotta go now,cant seem to find my car keys!

    January 6, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. tengo gusanos

    I have Peter Tork & monkees in my contree they throw poo poo.

    January 6, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ed Bailey


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