chimp sanctuary http://kplu.org en Northwest Chimps Compete in National Art Contest http://kplu.org/post/northwest-chimps-compete-national-art-contest <p>Two chimpanzees living in the Northwest are competing in a national art contest. The chimps and their caretakers are trying to win a $10,000 first prize for their respective sanctuaries.</p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:35:33 +0000 Tom Banse 9671 at http://kplu.org Northwest Chimps Compete in National Art Contest No room in NW for hundreds of retiring research chimps http://kplu.org/post/no-room-northwest-hundreds-retiring-research-chimps <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Institutes of Health on Wednesday announced it will retire most chimpanzees used in federally-supported medical research.</span></p><p>The institute director says the use of our closest animal relative for invasive studies can no longer be justified in most cases. That means more than 300 chimps are headed into retirement.</p><p>But neither of the two chimpanzee sanctuaries here in the Northwest is prepared to take new chimps.</p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:19:12 +0000 Tom Banse 9179 at http://kplu.org No room in NW for hundreds of retiring research chimps