Save Rosie from the Research Lab! - The Petition Site
* Target: Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institute of Health
* Sponsored by: Care2.com
Rosie the chimp was taken from her mother before she was just one year old. She spent her life in a San Antonio research facility, where she anesthetized or immobilized 100 times and stuck with stainless steel needles for kidney biopsies. In 2000, Rosie was rescued from the lab and taken to a primate facility, where she was safe from cruel, invasive experiments.
But last year, the National Institute of Health (NIH) ordered Rosie back into the research facility.
When she was in the lab, Rosie experienced unspeakable trauma and exhibited signs of anxiety, depression and even post-traumatic stress disorder. Now "used up" by human experiments, Rosie is old and diseased -- and shouldn't be subjected to more inhumane and unproductive lab work.
Together we can save Rosie and 13 other chimps like her: Urge the NIH to permanently remove Rosie and these chimps from the San Antonio lab and transfer them to the safe Alamogordo Primate Facility in New Mexico.