I have a petition out asking Merck to help end chimpanzee research. I am hoping they will make a public commitment to not use chimpanzees for any future research. There are hundreds of chimpanzees stuck in private labs for experiments paid for by drug companies like Merck. The chimps are living in small cages and the tests are painful and unnecessary. Merck is a large company that says they care about animal welfare and this would be a good opportunity for them to let the public know that they do not need to run painful tests on chimpanzees anymore. If the government has stopped then so can Merck. Please join the 70,000 others that have signed my petition and asked Merck to please stop housing these chimps and release them to sanctuaries.