NAPSA In The News
NAPSA's Program Director Erika Fleury spoke with with The Dodo to explain how NAPSA tried to help place performer Chris Brown's monkey in a sanctuary last year, and why the private ownership of primates is so problematic.
There are over 200 chimpanzees in medical laboratories across the US, mostly government-owned and awaiting retirement. Chimp Haven, a 200-acre forested sanctuary in Louisiana, has received a new cohort to join the hundreds of chimps already in residence.
NAPSA Program Director Erika Fleury chatted with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about Transitional Member Primate Incorporated and about why primate retirement is different than other forms of captivity: "They're not on display, they're not trained for anything, they're not used for breeding or performing. They're also not sold ... It's all about...
NAPSA's Program Director Erika Fleury was interviewed to confirm that despite their claims to the contrary, Virginia Commonwealth University has never retired research monkeys to sanctuary. Watch the video at the link.
A misleading viral video has been framed as a special moment by major media brands such as CNN and CBS, but it reinforces the the dangerous idea that this chimp’s lifestyle is acceptable and sustainable in the long term. NAPSA's Program Director Erika Fleury talked with the Dodo to explain more.
In celebration of the first World Chimpanzee Day (of which NAPSA was an organizer), an Argentinian journalist spoke with NAPSA's Program Director Erika Fleury about chimpanzee conservation.
A group of monkey rescue employees and enthusiasts from across the country took a tour of Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary. NAPSA's Program Director Erika Fleury spoke with the reporter about why monkey retirement is so important, and why it was the focus of the NAPSA Workshop.
Update: This is an archived article. As of July 1, 2018, Chimps Inc is no longer a member of NAPSA. NAPSA is featured in a National Geographic article that highlights the value of accrediting bodies and independent oversight to ensure that sanctuaries continue to have high standards and safety precautions for the human and non-human primates at...
NAPSA's Program Director Erika Fleury was interviewed by the Hartford Courant regarding the cancellation of yet another monkey rodeo.
There has been a public outcry over the discovery that Volkswagen relied on primate testing to evaluate emissions function of its motors. NAPSA's Program Director Erika Fleury spoke with The Dodo to explain why macaques are so commonly used in laboratory research.
A video of a baby chimpanzee hugging a dog has gone viral — for all the wrong reasons. NAPSA's Program Director Erika Fleury explains characteristics of reputable primate sanctuaries, and why true sanctuaries would not exploit their animals.
The capuchin formerly owned by pop star Justin Bieber still displays signs of developmental damage and he struggles to communicate with other monkeys. When Bieber expressed interest in getting another monkey in 2016, NAPSA asked him "Please do not repeat this foolish endeavor."
An Oregon chimpanzee sanctuary cares for rescued chimps. Update: This is an archived article. As of July 1, 2018, Chimps Inc is no longer a member of NAPSA.
A carnival attraction featuring monkeys at the Northport Firemen’s Fair has drawn criticism from animal-rights activists, even as the proprietor of the act defends his treatment of the animals.
Not a day goes by that Amy Kerwin does not think about the 97. That’s the number of monkeys she worked with, the ones she got to know. Her role in their confinement, their use without reprieve, haunts her.
Love it or hate it, people can't stop talking about the Banana Derby.
A popular event at a Long Island fair that features races between monkeys dressed as horse jockeys and tethered to dogs with Velcro is drawing sharp criticism from animal welfare experts who call the event "cruel and abusive" and dangerous to the animals.
Authorities Recognize Animal Welfare Issues
There's an entertainment act that's showing up at Minor League Baseball games in which border collies take the field with capuchin monkeys strapped onto their backs.
Patti Ragan skillfully maneuvers a golf cart along narrow twisting paths through the heavily wooded Center for Great Apes.
For the first time in 30 years, increasing the protection for a monkey species will finally be discussed by the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
A Georgia sanctuary for chimps, called Project Chimps, have recently welcomed a group of nine retired lab chimpanzees into their new home.
A group of nine female chimpanzees just took a 16-hour road trip of a lifetime.
Monkey see, monkey do, monkey cause PR nightmare.