Merck says No to Chimpanzees.

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The Humane Society of the United States today announced that pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. recently decided that it will no longer conduct or financially support biomedical research on chimpanzees for the foreseeable future and will favor alternative methods. Way to go Merck.

In recent years, several other pharmaceutical and biotech companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and Novo Nordisk, have adopted similar policies prohibiting or severely restricting chimpanzee use.

Another good day for these beautiful and sensitive creatures. Be sure to read the full story from the HSUS.

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