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The National Institutes of Health will soon make a decision about the fate of government-owned chimpanzees after a panel of experts made several recommendations, including a phase-out of current biomedical research on chimpanzees and the retirement of more than 300 chimpanzees to sanctuaries ("Government spends millions on resort for retired research chimps," Web, Thursday). If enacted, these recommendations will save millions of taxpayer dollars because sanctuaries are less expensive than housing the animals in research labs. Sanctuaries also provide care and housing that is significantly better than the care and housing given at a laboratory.