While other countries have already passed laws that limit or prohibit research on chimpanzees, the United States is the only remaining country in the world with a large population of chimpanzees held captive in its laboratories for use in research. An end to U.S. use of chimpanzees—and all great apes—in research will mark the first time any nonhuman species is not allowed to be used in experimentation in the United States.
Project R&R works hand in hand with scientists, world renowned chimpanzee experts, founders of chimpanzee sanctuaries, as well as with other leading national and international organizations.
Project R&R spearheaded efforts to end the use of chimpanzees in U.S. research and is currently focused on passing the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act, H.R.1513/S.810. The bill will end the use of chimpanzees in invasive biomedical research and retire all federally owned chimpanzees to permanent sanctuary.