Owners Say Moving Candy the Chimpanzee from Dixie Landin’ Could Harm her Heath, but Animal Rights Activists Disagree
Despite animal rights advocates’ allegations to the contrary, Candy the chimpanzee is healthy and happy at Dixie Landin’ amusement park in Baton Rouge, and efforts to move the 50-year-old primate to a north Louisiana sanctuary could prove harmful or even lead to her death, her owners contend.
Activists Sound Alarm on Transfer of Chimps to the U.K.
Flouting international law, the United States gave researchers permission to send eight endangered chimpanzees to an unaccredited British zoo, animal activists claim in a federal complaint.
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.
Monkey Didn’t Play Well with Others; Sent to Florida
A capuchin monkey that didn’t get along with the only other member of his species at the San Diego Zoo was transferred to a Florida sanctuary, where it’s hoped he can find a companion.