Chimps on Death Row (1998)

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Charts the ways humans have used chimpanzees in research over the past forty years, from live crash-test dummies testing aircraft ejector seats in the 1950s to bio-medical experiments testing vaccines for hepatitis and HIV. Looks at changing attitudes to such research and considers the fate of chimpanzees no longer employed for such purposes.

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