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Government spends millions on
resort for retired research chimps

Washington Guardian, by Phillip Swarts

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 2/1/2013 5:40:12 AM

As the government exits the business of using chimpanzees for scientific research, taxpayers just might go bananas over the animals´ retirement tab. The National Institutes of Health, the government´s medical research arm, is spending about $12 million annually to care for the chimps formerly used for research, some of it for a retirement sanctuary in Louisiana where the animals are housed. And the agency is soon in danger of reaching a $30 million cumulative spending cap that Congress set for the retirement home, dubbed Chimp Haven. That means NIH will need to go to Congress or another source

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/1/2013 5:49:09 AM     (No. 9151798)

These retired chimps will wind up getting better healthcare than the rest of us.Wonder if they get those drinks with umbrellas in them.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: uno, 2/1/2013 6:30:43 AM     (No. 9151821)

They even got Biden to record a commercial for them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmRXH7RkCZQ



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Reply 3 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 2/1/2013 6:36:58 AM     (No. 9151825)

They really need to take away these Congressional perks...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: udanja99, 2/1/2013 8:54:35 AM     (No. 9152031)

Actually, I´d rather spend the money on these chimps than dish it out to illegals, welfare queens, gangbangers and meth addicts. At least the chimps served a function and they are probably more ´human´ than the above mentioned list of parasites.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: fritzilou, 2/1/2013 10:07:19 AM     (No. 9152195)

The Obamacare death panels should treat the elderly humans that well, but they won´t. PETA doesn´t look our for the human animal.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: badrad, 2/1/2013 3:53:42 PM     (No. 9152864)

Hitlery Clintoon, with media support, will win as a moderate in 2016 unless the hard right moderates on abortion stances and talk.

Duplicitous de politicians and 70 % of America voters abortion to be available safe and rare but both use the issue to keep their wing nuts on the farm.

Is richest man in senate being demonized and his money followed by the press as was Romney? I thought not-I never buy Heinz anything.How abberrant is it to have a war protestor as Sec of State?

Laughing to keep from crying. Signs of the times and a diminished Amerca that cannot stop the march toward Armageddon this time?

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