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On Tuesday, February 21st, 2006, The Ohio State University (OSU) officials announced they were closing the Chimpanzee Cognition Center run by Dr. Sally Boysen. OSU put the nine chimpanzees (Kermit, Darrell, Sarah, Sheba, Bobby, Keeli, Ivy, Harper, and Emma) and three capuchins (Jane, Rain and Ulysses) on a truck with no care staff or veterinarians, and sent them to an inadequate facility, Primarily Primates in San Antonio, TX.

Upon arrival at Primarily Primates, a preventable tragedy occurred. Kermit, the co-alpha male of the community died on March 2nd under questionable circumstances. We believe the remaining OSU chimpanzees and the other primates at the facility are in danger. (For more information see www.kermitscommunity.com)

We the undersigned are gravely concerned for the welfare of the eight remaining chimpanzees of Kermits community, and respectfully request:

1. That Primarily Primates Inc. allows the chimpanzees primary caretakers from OSU immediate access to the chimpanzees, to help them adjust after the trauma of their transfer and the death of Kermit.
2. That the Board of Directors of Primarily Primates Inc. appoints an independent external advisory committee to oversee an investigation of Kermits death and to carefully monitor the conditions of the 8 remaining chimps;
3. That OSU appoints an independent external advisory committee to oversee an investigation into events that led to the transfer of the chimps to PPI and the death of Kermit;
4. That plans be made to move the chimps to a USDA approved sanctuary, or for Primarily Primates, Inc. to qualify for a USDA license as an approved sanctuary.

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  • 17 February 20161000. Amy P
    I support this petition
  • 15 February 2016999. Barbara Arumerc
    As a trained zoologist, I am appalled at the lack of due diligence on the part of OSU.
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  • 24 January 2016995. Lisa R
    This situation is abhorrent.
  • 21 January 2016994. Chase T
    OSU should be ashamed.
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  • 09 December 2015977. Dorothy Wr
    This is CRUEL, INHUMANE, and unconsciounsable. How would you like someone to take you and your family and stick you in a cage. Then send you to a substandard facility. We are judged by the way we treat other, including all animals and PRIMATES. These inte
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    this is a travesty!!!!
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