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.

Protecting Nonhuman Primates Exploited as Pets: Sanctuaries and Solutions

NAPSA representatives presented as part of a webinar on the private ownership of primates that was hosted by World Animal Protection.

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Chimpanzee Shot After Woman Attacked and Trapped in Basement

National coverage of the tragic death of Buck the “pet” chimpanzee.

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Oregon Sheriff’s Deputy Fatally Shoots Pet Chimpanzee to Save Woman

National coverage of the tragic death of Buck the “pet” chimpanzee.

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Oregon Sheriff’s Deputy Fatally Shoots Pet Chimpanzee to Save Woman

National coverage of the tragic death of Buck the “pet” chimpanzee.

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Cop Shoots Dead Chimpanzee That Attacked Owner’s Daughter in Shocking Video

National coverage of the tragic death of Buck the “pet” chimpanzee.

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Harms and Dangers of Primates Living as “Pets”

A privately owned chimpanzee in Oregon was killed after attacking his family members. NAPSA’s Program Director was interviewed about the harms and dangers of primates living as “pets” in human homes.

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Louie’s Story: Why Monkeys Should Never Be “Pets”

Many humans assume that sharing a home with a cute baby monkey will be endlessly fun. But in practice, owning an exotic animal proves detrimental for both the “pet” and the humans involved.

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Prime Mates Podcast, Episode 85: Great Primate Escapes (with NAPSA’s Erika Fleury)

Erika Fleury from the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance is back! This week we talk about a few great primate escape stories as well as a few tangents about primates used in animal testing and entertainment… some of it is grim but we try and keep it pretty light!

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Creve Coeur Must Prohibit Ownership of Monkeys

A Letter to the Editor from NAPSA Program Director Erika Fleury encouraged town officials in Creve Coeur, MO to avoid granting an exemption to a woman claiming her three monkeys are emotional support animals. Erika was also interviewed on St. Louis AM radio station KMOX, though the interview is not available online.

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Story Spread Many Inaccuracies and Harmful Information

A Letter To the Editor by NAPSA Program Director Erika Fleury was published pointing out that a recent Laurinburg Express article highlighted an unaccredited pseudo-sanctuary who promoted private ownership of primates.

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Singer Chris Brown Is In Trouble After Buying Monkey As A Christmas Gift

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.

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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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