This paper outlines the scientific and legal basis for why the psychological harm suffered by chimpanzees compels banning their use in medical research and testing. It extensively documents laws and regulations concerning the use of nonhuman primates, and describes how chimpanzees suffer from post-traumatic stress and other severe ailments as a result of years of confinement and invasive experimental procedures, exemplified by the case study of an actual chimpanzee named Jeannie.This paper comes just as the U.S. is in the midst of discussing changes in policy regarding chimpanzee use, with federal legislation pending.
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