Texas: Pensions for Primates

Pensions for Primates

It seems like a sensational deal. After a mere two or three years of work, retire on a pension that will finance decades of carefree living. Such a bargain is in fact available -- but only to chimpanzees. Some 80 chimps are involved in a research project in San Antonio in which they are injected with the AIDS virus; they develop some clinical symptoms but not the full disease and have every prospect of living out their normal life-span of 40 to 60 years. They are, however, useless for further research, and it seems imprudent to release the AIDS-infected primates, who...

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