Research Facilities

Ended Chimpanzee Use

Buckshire Corporation

The Buckshire Corporation is located in Pennsylvania and began using chimpanzees in the 1970s. Over the years, Buckshire released chimpanzees to Primarily Primates, Inc., in Texas. In addition, three Fauna Foundation chimpanzees – Pepper, Jeannie, and Pablo, who were released to Fauna from LEMSIP, had also spent time at Buckshire.  Buckshire’s last seven chimpanzees, who were used for breeding and Hepatitis B vaccine trials, were transferred to Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest (CSNW) in 2008. The chimpanzees, Annie, Burreto, Foxy, Jamie, Jody, Missy, and Negra, endured decades in biomedical research. At Buckshire, they were housed in “four small interconnected enclosures with no windows and no access to an outdoor area,” according to CSNW. 

While the Buckshire Corporation is no longer involved in research involving chimpanzees, the company continues to provides primates, including baboons, macaques, marmosets, squirrel monkeys, tamarins, and vervet or African green monkeys, to laboratory facilities.  

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