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NAPSA is proud to share the collective expertise of its members in national and global news media.

Lars Larson Northwest Podcast

Chimps Inc’s history is featured. Update: This is an archived article. As of July 1, 2018, Chimps Inc is no longer a member of NAPSA.

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Guest Blog: Will USFWS Give Promised Protections to Captive Chimpanzees?

In 2015 for the first time, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) recognized captive chimpanzees in the USA as belonging to an “endangered” species. Conservationists rejoiced at the promise of extra protection for these apes.

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From Heartache to Heartwaming Friendship: The Story Behind the Adorable Handholding Chimps

You probably have seen the heartwarming viral video of chimps Terry and Jeannie at Save the Chimps, holding hands and refusing to let go. The story behind the video is even sweeter.

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Advocates Seek End to Captive Chimp’s Isolation

An Alabama zoo has held a male chimpanzee in isolation for nearly 17 years in violation of the Endangered Species Act, PETA claims in federal court.

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About Sanctuaries

Article | A door opened, Moesha, a chimpanzee, peered out, squinting in the sunlight.

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N.I.H. to End Backing for Invasive Research on Chimps

The National Institutes of Health announced that it would end its support for invasive research on chimpanzees and retire the 50 chimps that it had set aside for future biomedical research.

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Plan to Export Chimps Tests Law to Protect Species

When the Fish and Wildlife Service decided in June to classify all chimpanzees, captive or wild, as endangered, the ruling meant that any biomedical experiment or export of chimps from the United States, whoever owned them, would be subject to a strict permit process under the Endangered Species Act.

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Chimpanzees Should Not Be Pets

Three years ago, Chimps Inc., a Bend primate sanctuary, welcomed a famous escape artist through their gates. Calamity Jane, or CJ, made headlines by escaping from the home where she lived as a pet — not once, but twice. Update: This is an archived article. As of July 1, 2018, Chimps Inc is no longer a member of NAPSA.

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U.S. Tags All Chimpanzees as Endangered

All chimpanzees have been tagged by the US as “endangered” from its previous designation, “threatened.” The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Friday, June 12, 2015 that the new mandate under the Endangered Species Act will become official on June 16, 2015 and will have a 90-day grace period that will last until September 14, 2015.

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U.S. Limits Testing on Captive Chimpanzees

Program manager Erika Fleury of the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance discusses the U.S. limits to testing on captive chimpanzees.

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Leaders Express Outrage over NY Blood Center’s Decision to Abandon Lab Chimps

After ignoring inquiries from animal advocacy groups for weeks, the New York Blood Center (NYBC) admitted to the NY Times that it abandoned 66 former lab chimps in Liberia, leaving them to starve to death after using them in experiments for three decades: “We never had any obligation for care for the chimps, contractual or otherwise.” The NYBC’s stunning admission has sent shockwaves through great ape conservation and animal protection organizations worldwide.

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Judge Orders Stony Brook University to Justify Chimp Captivity

A New York County Supreme Court judge has ordered a hearing at which Stony Brook University must justify its custody of two chimpanzees, but the order has raised the question of whether the chimpanzees can be granted human rights.

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