H.R.1326 - Great Ape Protection Act of 2009

To prohibit the conducting of invasive research on great apes, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Great Ape Protection Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Official: To prohibit the conducting of invasive research on great apes, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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03/05/09
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sponsor

Representative

Edolphus Towns

D-NY

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Official Summary

Great Ape Protection Act of 2009 - Prohibits: (1) conducting invasive research on great apes; (2) knowingly breeding, possessing, renting, loaning, donating, purchasing, selling, housing, maintaining, leasing, borrowing, transporting, moving, delivering, or receiving a great ape for the pur

Official Summary

Great Ape Protection Act of 2009 - Prohibits:
(1) conducting invasive research on great apes;
(2) knowingly breeding, possessing, renting, loaning, donating, purchasing, selling, housing, maintaining, leasing, borrowing, transporting, moving, delivering, or receiving a great ape for the purpose of conducting such research; or
(3) using federal funds to conduct such research. Defines \"invasive research\" as research that may cause death, bodily injury, pain, distress, fear, injury, or trauma to great apes, including drug testing or exposure to a substance that may be detrimental to the ape's health or psychological well-being. Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other appropriate federal authorities to provide for the permanent retirement of all great apes that are owned or under the control of the federal government and that are being maintained in any facility for the purpose of breeding for, holding for, or conducting invasive research. Sets forth civil penalties for violations of this Act.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.1326

  • Humane Society of the United States
  • Project Release and Restitution
  • American Anti-Vivisection Society

Organizations Opposing H.R.1326

  • American Physiological Society
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Liver Foundation
  • National Primate Research Centers
  • American Veterinary Medical Association




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