bill richardson

  • For now, the Alamogordo chimps will not go back to the lab

    For now, the Alamogordo chimps will not go back to the lab

    Back in August, I wrote about a group of chimpanzees who had spent years of their lives – in many cases, decades – as research animals in New Mexico’s Coulston Foundation laboratory. The chimps were subjected to painfully invasive testing and cruel experimentation, including needless surgery, extended periods in 150-degree temperatures, and isolation and sensory […]

  • Chimps rescued from inhumane research facility now in danger of going back to the lab

    Chimps rescued from inhumane research facility now in danger of going back to the lab

    On the day a research chimp named Jaybee was rescued from his stark laboratory cell, he was sitting on the ground inside a makeshift ring he’d assembled from leftover food biscuits. His rescuers instantly realized Jaybee had been trying to make a nest, a security ritual that chimpanzees in the wild perform daily. Alone in […]