Along with many animal organizations, caring people have spoken out to oppose this decision. This group also includes eleven astronauts who feel these chimps should not be sent to an experimentation laboratory that has a history of violating animal welfare laws.
After they, their companions, and their relatives had served in the Air Force for decades, 111 chimpanzees have been retired. Unlike humans, "retirement" for these intelligent, social, and sensitive animals means going to an experimentation laboratory called the Coulston Foundation.
|These are the types of animals killed by the Coulston Foundation. And you've helped pay for it through your taxes.|