Every animal used for vivisection suffers, and every single one is important. Perhaps, though, it is easier sometimes for people to relate when chimpanzees are used in experiments. Of course, chimpanzees are incredibly like us, making it easier for many people to empathise with their suffering, but perhaps most of all, for me, it is the length of their lives. They can live as long as we do, and the thought of anyone facing decades in a laboratory is terrible indeed.
That’s why it was so heartening to hear … Read more.