Canadian Solidarity Petition
Canadians can continue this tradition of helping chimpanzees by signing this petition to prohibit research on chimpanzees in their country – adding Canada to the growing list of countries like Belgium, Austria, Japan, Australia, Sweden, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom that have already banned or limited the use of chimpanzees in research.
Project R&R’s investigations (along with Canadian animal protection group work) have turned up only two recent studies involving chimpanzees, which likely rely on the use of biological samples from the U.S. However, in the absence of a countrywide ban, it is possible that private companies may be using chimpanzees or that the use of biological samples from U.S. chimpanzees could be more prevalent than known. To date, there is no indication that living chimpanzees are currently being used in Canadian research. However, complete information is not available.
Full Petition Text:
Project R&R: Canadian Petition to End Chimpanzee Research in Canada
In solidarity with Project R&R's efforts to end chimpanzee research in the United States – the only remaining large-scale user of chimpanzees in the world – we urge Canada to join the effort to ban the use of chimpanzees in research.
The time has come for Canada to make the moral and humane decision to join the community of countries like Belgium, Austria, Japan, Australia, Sweden, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom that have banned or severely limited the use of chimpanzees and other great apes in research.,
Respectively signed by: