Motion for Preliminary Injunction Filed To Halt The Export Of The Yerkes 8

We have filed our motion for a preliminary injunction to halt the export of eight chimpanzees from the Yerkes National Primate Research Center to an unaccredited zoo in England.  As we have explained in previous blogs, we represent the New England Anti-Vivisection Society, several chimpanzee sanctuaries, chimpanzee experts, and individuals who know the Yerkes chimpanzees that contend that in deciding to grant the export permit, the Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act, CITES, and the National Environmental Policy Act.  A copy of our brief can be found here.  A hearing on the motion is set for Friday, May 20, at 2:30 before the federal district court for the District of Columbia (Courtroom 17).