NIH to retire all research chimpanzees

  title={NIH to retire all research chimpanzees},
  author={Sara Reardon},
Fifty animals held in “reserve” by the US government will be sent to sanctuaries. 

Broader impacts: international implications and integrative ethical consideration of policy decisions about US chimpanzee research

An expansive framework for ethical consideration is outlined to guide dialogue and decisions about animal research, welfare, and equitable treatment of nonhuman animals across settings and can guide responsible and informed decisions about the future of chimpanzees.

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The implications for the moral status of cognitively enhanced NHPs, as well as the implications for other novel beings, are discussed.

The Moral Lives of Laboratory Monkeys: Television and the Ethics of Care

  • L. Sharp
  • Art
    Culture, medicine and psychiatry
  • 2017
This essay examines the preponderance of televisions in primate housing units based in academic research laboratories and employs visual media as a means to uncover, and decipher, the moral logic of an ethics of care directed specifically at highly sentient creatures who serve as human proxies in a range of experimental contexts.

The Moral Status of Cognitively Enhanced Monkeys and Other Novel Beings

  • G. Arnason
  • Biology
    Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
  • 2021
The use of NHPs for neuroscientific research is discussed and recent developments that promise to revolutionize the field are described and how that may lead to NHPs attaining human-like cognitive capabilities.

A Belmont Report for Animals?

It is described how concepts such as respect for autonomy and obligations to beneficence and justice could be applied to animals, as well as how animals are entitled to special protections as a result of their vulnerability.

The Emergence and Development of Animal Research Ethics: A Review with a Focus on Nonhuman Primates

It is concluded that the approach, although promising, depends strongly on the moral status of nonhuman research subjects, and focuses on nonhuman primates, as the most plausible nonhuman candidates for this approach.

Care and the Cowboy Boot: Interspecies Responsibility and the Wobbly Boundaries of Lab Animal Personhood

  • L. Sharp
  • Psychology
    Science, Technology, & Human Values
  • 2022
Of what relevance is a cowboy boot to understandings of the moral underpinnings of lab animal care, value, and personhood? I trace the movement of chimpanzees from laboratories to sanctuaries,

The cat is out of the bag: How parasites know their hosts

A new study reveals that Toxoplasma identifies cats based on a single fatty acid, linoleic acid, which enables genetic crosses of an important human pathogen without the use of companion animals and opens the door to future discovery.

Nonhuman Primates and Translational Research: Progress, Opportunities, and Challenges.

This issue of the ILAR journal brings together articles that discuss the use of NHP models for studying human diseases that are highly prevalent and that cause extraordinary human suffering and financial and social burdens and a review of procedures for environmental enrichment, which helps assure animal health and wellbeing.