A victorious day for the 66 abandoned research chimps left to perish on islands in Liberia.
After two years of constant pressure from animal welfare advocates, protests, marches and organizations alike, the New York Blood Center (NYBC) finally decided to contribute $6 million dollars towards the chimps’ lifelong care.
It’s really the least they could do!
The agreement announced today stipulates that the NYBC and The HSUS are effectively splitting costs for long-term care of the chimpanzees, which will include day-to-day care and also the construction of improved sanctuary facilities. The HSUS and HSI will take on responsibility for the lifetime care of the chimpanzees.