Will this chimp masterpiece (above) have what it takes to pass the bill?!
On April 24th, the Senate will meet and discuss the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act, a bill that will release 600 government held chimpanzees and ban invasive experiments on them.
PETA hopes that Jaime, a 34 year old chimp who was held captive for over 20 years, and her finger painting will help the cause.
The organization hopes that the picture and painting they sent will help convince the Senate about the seriousness of this bill.
VP of Lab Investigations Kathy Guillermo states the following on the monumental ocassion:
Every chimpanzee currently in a laboratory deserves what Jamie was given—freedom from fear and the opportunity to rest in the sunlight, enjoy companionship, and even express themselves through art.
Congress can act now to drastically improve the lives of the hundreds of federally owned chimpanzees who continue to suffer in U.S. laboratories.
Let's hope the Senate passes this bill with flying colors!
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