FWS Sued by NEAVS et al. Over Permit to Yerkes Research Center to Ship Chimpanzees Overseas to Unaccredited Zoo
New England Anti-Vivisection Society a Boston-based, international animal advocacy organization, and its coalition of chimpanzee experts and sanctuaries, filed a lawsuit against U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service challenging the agency’s decision to issue a permit to Yerkes National Primate Research Center to “donate” eight chimpanzees to an unaccredited U.K. zoo.
Lawsuit Filed to Free Chimpanzee
The Animal Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s leading legal advocacy organization for animals, filed a lawsuit against Sam Haynes and the Dixie Landin’ amusement park for inhumanely confining Candy, a 50-year old chimpanzee who has been alone for more than 40 years. ALDF alleges Haynes and Dixie Landin’ violate the Endangered Species Act by isolating and neglecting Candy.
Chimpanzees: All Finally Listed as Endangered, Both Captive and Wild
It’s official! The chimpanzee is a fully protected species in the United States regardless of whether it is a captive or wild animal.
Chimpanzees Deemed Endangered by U.S. – What’s It Mean?
Captive apes now enjoy the same protections as their wild brethren, but many retired research chimps still don’t have a place to go, advocates say.
Another Court Denies Legal Rights for a Chimpanzee
For the third time in less than a year, a historic bid for legal rights for chimpanzees has been denied.
Monkey See, Monkey Forced to Do
A recently introduced Senate bill threatens to further legitimize Helping Hands, an outdated and inhumane primate “training facility” located in Boston, when it should be shut down permanently.
Kentucky Debates Use of ‘Service Monkeys’ for Disabled Residents
A Kentucky lawmaker is preparing to introduce a bill that would allow paralyzed residents to use service monkeys to assist with daily tasks at home.
Exotic Animals Released in Zanesville, Ohio
Sheriff’s deputies shot nearly 50 lions, tigers and other wild animals and say they’ve accounted for all but one monkey after the owner of a private farm released dozens of animals from their cages then shot and killed himself.