HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Monkeying Around

Posted October 26, 2009 at 10:40am

Psychedelic rocker Grace Slick has found somebody for Members of Congress to love: chimpanzees.[IMGCAP(1)]The singer — famous for providing lead vocals for the bands Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship — recently recorded a voice mail message inviting Members and their staffers to attend a photo exhibit promoting the Great Ape Protection Act, which would end medical research on chimpanzees.Slick’s message, recorded on behalf of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, is scheduled to be sent to Congressional offices tonight.“We all need somebody to love, so I was shocked to learn that laboratories can keep chimpanzees locked up alone in metal cages about the size of a kitchen table,— Slick says in her voice mail. “It’s time for America to join the long list of countries that prohibit invasive experiments on these amazingly intelligent animals.—Slick adds that the photo exhibit will be staged from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the first floor foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building, and those who can’t make it to the event can view the photos online.Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.