What do we owe former lab chimps?

The government and private labs bred hundreds of chimpanzees for biomedical research. But now, there's a question over who should pay for their care.

Magic is one of 18 chimpanzees stranded at Wildlife Waystation, a sanctuary in California that closed in 2019. The National Institutes of Health and private laboratories bred hundreds of chimps for medical research, which ended in 2015. Seven years later, more than a hundred of them still haven’t been placed in accredited sanctuaries.

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