The New Iberia Research Center (NIRC), an animal testing facility located in Louisiana is currently being investigated for the birth of 137 chimpanzees. In most cases, the birth of monkeys would be a good thing, but not in this case. A breeding moratorium was put in place in 1995 that banned the breeding of federally owned chimpanzees.
For years, the media industry has argued that, by using chimps in media, people would become more sensitive to their endangerment and the plight of their existence. A recent survey took a look at this theory to uncover the truth.