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James Franco And Kevin Nealon On Sending U.S. Chimpanzees to Sanctuary

Last month here at 13.7, I wrote about why the many hundreds of chimpanzees confined in the U.S. for biomedical research deserve their freedom.

Two days ago actor James Franco, who starred in the film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, paired with comedian Kevin Nealon to urge that we all work towards passage in Congress of the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act:

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This video, sponsored by the Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine, makes a visually convincing case in 2.5 minutes for why these smart and sentient chimpanzees need our help, and what each of us can do. I hope it goes viral.


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