Best known for her role as a forensic scientist in the tv drama Bones, actress Emily Deschanel is standing up for chimpanzees.
Fourteen aging chimpanzees have recently been put back into experimental research at a laboratory in Texas by the National Institutes of Health. Moved away from their New Mexico home, these chimpanzees face painful procedures, which they have already endured for decades.
The actress has expressed her concern and compassion for the chimpanzees in a letter to NIH director, Dr. Francis S. Collins.
Read the full story and letter at Look to the Stars.
Let's be grateful for talents like Emily Deschanel and their stand against animal cruelty!
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