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Published on Feb 4, 2013
Meet Lori Gruen, a Professor of Philosophy; Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan University. Professor Gruen talks about the ethics of caring for chimpanzees who have been subjected to invasive biomedical research, and she discusses recent positive developments in the movement to retire to sanctuaries the last 1,000 research chimpanzees in the United States.
Professor Gruen maintains the website www.last1000chimps.com to track the movement of the remaining research chimps in the U.S. from labs to retirement. Find more information about Chimp Haven, the National Chimpanzee Sanctuary where many research chimps live in retirement, at www.chimphaven.org.