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2013-06-12 23:21:07

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest (CSNW) applauds the proposal announced today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to expand the protection of chimpanzees in captivity under the Endangered Species Act. Cle Elum, WA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 As a sanctuary that cares for seven chimpanzees formerly used as pets, entertainers, and biomedical test subjects and works for the protection of all great apes, CSNW has eagerly awaited a decision which would recognize the perilous situation that our...

2009-10-13 09:45:00

BOSTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recently released paper published in the journal Alternatives to Laboratory Animals (ATLA 37, 399-416), presents a serious challenge to long-standing claims that animals are an important part of human cancer research. "An Examination of Chimpanzee Use in Human Cancer Research" found that chimpanzees, our closest genetic relatives, have contributed little to combating cancers and cost society not only time but wasted research dollars. The paper...

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2007-11-01 08:39:20

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Washoe, a female chimpanzee said to be the first non-human to acquire human language, has died of natural causes at the research institute where she was kept. Washoe, who first learned a bit of American Sign Language in a research project in Nevada, had been living on Central Washington University's Ellensburg campus since 1980. Her keepers said she had a vocabulary of about 250 words, although critics contended Washoe and some other primates learned to imitate sign...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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