Surprising News For Laboratory Chimps

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A sedated chimpanzee in laboratory.

Surprising News For Laboratory Chimps

There is a strong possibility that chimpanzees confined to American laboratories for bio-medical research will be released and added to the U.S. Endangered Species List, thanks to a new proposal by The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department. Sam Litzinger discusses the implications with primate expert Stacy Lopresti-Goodman, an assistant professor of psychology at Marymount University in Virginia.

Ghost Nets: Lost and abandoned fishing nets kill untold numbers of sea creatures around the world every year. But there's a growing global movement to remove what are known as "ghost nets" and prevent new ones, including an effort on the U.S.-Canada border in Puget Sound, near Seattle. Ashley Ahearn of the public media collective EarthFix reports.

Music: “Kari” by Bob James and Earl Klugh; “Cavalo Marinho Bumba-meu-Boi” by Uakti

There is a strong possibility that chimpanzees confined to American laboratories for bio-medical research will be released and added to the U.S. Endangered Species List, thanks to a new proposal by The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department. Sam Litzinger discusses the implications with primate expert Stacy Lopresti-Goodman, an assistant professor of psychology at Marymount University in Virginia.

Ghost Nets: Lost and abandoned fishing nets kill untold numbers of sea creatures around the world every year. But there's a growing global movement to remove what are known as "ghost nets" and prevent new ones, including an effort on the U.S.-Canada border in Puget Sound, near Seattle. Ashley Ahearn of the public media collective EarthFix reports.

Music: “Kari” by Bob James and Earl Klugh; “Cavalo Marinho Bumba-meu-Boi” by Uakti

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