BREAKING NEWS: The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) has become aware that Stony Brook University has indicated it will no longer exploit Hercules and Leo in experimentation. We applaud Stony Brook for finally doing the right thing. We have made it clear that we remain willing to assist Stony Brook in sending Hercules and Leo to Save the Chimps in Ft. Pierce, Florida, where we have arranged for them to be transferred, or to an appropriate member sanctuary of NAPSA (the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance), as we did in Tommy’s and Kiko’s cases. We have made it equally clear that, if Stony Brook attempts to move Hercules and Leo to any other place, we will immediately seek a preliminary injunction to prevent this move pending the outcome of all appeals, as we succeeded in doing in Tommy’s case last year. Meanwhile the NhRP is preparing its appeal of Wednesday’s decision by Justice Jaffe.
For more information on Hercules and Leo’s case, visit their Court Cases page.