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Animal Advocates Gather at Coffee Booth

on May 22, 2012 - 10:11am

Representatives from the Animal Protection of New Mexico organization made a presentation at the Coffee Booth Saturday to a group of people interested in protecting and caring for animals. Board President Anne Coller, right, with Los Alamos animal advocate Amy Storey. Anne explained that because of the recent announcement by the National Institutes of Health to accept the results of an independent report requested by Sen. Tom Udall and Sen. Jeff Bingaman, the use of chimpanzees in research will stop. The senators are asking NIH to move the surviving chimpanzees at the Alamogordo Primate Facility to a sanctuary. Visit APNM's website to learn more: http://www.apnm.org/about/initiatives.php Courtesy photo

New Mexico House District 43 candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard, right, attended the event along with many people concerned about saving wildlife and domestic animals. Courtesy photo

APNM acts to prevent animal cruelty throughout New Mexico including animals chained outside all day and starving horses and educates the public about how to co-exist with wild as well as domestic animals. The non-profit organization distributes "Kind News" to thousands of New Mexico students, presents animal care and safety seminars to schools and offers humane alternatives to animal dissection practices in the classroom. Courtesy photo

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