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Congress OKs Plan for Retired Chimps

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Science  22 Dec 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5500, pp. 2233
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5500.2233a

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On 6 December, the Senate put the final stamp of approval on the Chimpanzee Health Improvement, Maintenance, and Protection Act. It authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to spend $30 million to set up and administer a system of retirement sanctuaries for chimpanzees no longer needed for research. But the National Institutes of Health's opposition to such a network casts doubt on where the money will come from.