NAPSA in the News

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

Prime Mates Podcast, Episode 51: Full House (with NAPSA’s Erika Fleury)

Full House was an American sitcom from the 80s and 90s and in their fifth season they had an episode called ‘Too Much Monkey Business’ where Danny’s zoologist sister Wendy, pays a visit with a chimpanzee. Podcast host Matt Stewart is joined by special returning guest, Erika Fleury from NAPSA (the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance)! Erika also answers a bunch of listener questions about primates.

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Celebrities Back New Bipartisan Bill To End Circus Animal Suffering Across The US

Actors, directors, and musicians are backing a bill to end the suffering of wild and exotic animals in traveling shows, which was launched in Congress on Tuesday, May 21.

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Frederick Keys, Stop Archaic and Cruel Monkey Rodeos

Frederick, MD resident Alysoun Mahoney wrote a letter asking the Frederick Keys baseball team to finally stop hosting monkey rodeos.

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Prime Mates Podcast, Episode 38: Hollywood’s Primates: Where Are They Now? (with NAPSA’s Erika Fleury)

What happens when Hollywood’s monkeys and apes retire? Comedian Matt Stewart talks to NAPSA’s Program Director Erika Fleury to find out!

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Experts agree: Monkeys Should Not Be in the Entertainment Industry

NAPSA’s Program Director Erika Fleury wrote a guest column about a harmful monkey rodeo taking place in Des Moines, Iowa.

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That Viral Video Of A Chimp Hugging His ‘Rescuer’ Isn’t What It Seems

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.

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Yard Goats Cancel Cowboy Monkey Rodeo After Calls From Animal Welfare Groups

NAPSA’s Program Director Erika Fleury was interviewed by the Hartford Courant regarding the cancellation of yet another monkey rodeo.

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Truth Behind Viral Video Of Chimp Hugging Dog Isn’t Cute

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.

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German Zoo Says Justin Bieber’s Illegal Monkey “Still Has Issues”

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.”

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Activists Protest Banana Derby Show at Northport Firemen’s Fair

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.

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Monkey Jockeys

Love it or hate it, people can’t stop talking about the Banana Derby.

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Controversy as Monkey Jockeys Race on Dogs

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.

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