Chimpanzees 'retire' in Louisiana's parkland

Endangered primates were used for scientific experiments in US laboratories.

    The fate of hundreds of chimpanzees used for medical research in the US will soon be decided.

    The government plans to send most of the animals to sanctuaries, but may keep around 50 in captivity to be used for experiments.

    A special facility in the US southern state of Louisiana, which is funded by government and private groups, is providing a safe haven for the primates, many of which arrive with behavioural problems.   

    Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Keithville, Louisiana.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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