Federal Research Chimps Savor Retirement

Following the announcement last month that the National Institutes of Health recommends the retirement of most of the federally supported research chimps to the federal sanctuary system, The Associated Press published a story describing life at the Chimp Haven sanctuary in Louisiana. Lori Gruen, professor of philosophy, professor of environmental studies, professor of feminist, gender and sexuality studies, has spent time at the facility and describes the living spaces in the story.

“Those spaces are huge. They’re huge,” said Gruen, who specializes in animal ethics. Chimp Haven is “a pretty remarkable facility. I think it will be quite interesting and exciting to see it expand.”