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Dez Bryant: Ripped Over Supposed Pet Monkey, ‘He Will Live to Regret It’

Not everyone caught the cutsies when Dez Bryant posted a pic of his supposed new pet monkey — several animal organizations are FURIOUS … claiming the move is downright “irresponsible.”

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Animal-rights Groups Implore Dez Bryant to Give Up the Monkey

Last week, we told you about how Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had somehow procured a tiny monkey he named Dallas Bryant. The world went: Awwwww.

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Erika Fleury: Jungle Friends’ Jersey Shows Negative Consequences of Primate Ownership

In June, it was two years since Jungle Friends, a Gainesville primate sanctuary, saved the life of a little Capuchin monkey named Jersey. Jersey’s was not the first, nor last, primate life saved at Jungle Friends, but his condition at the time of his rescue was certainly one of the most memorable. Update: This is an archived article. As of June 2021, Jungle Friends is no longer a member of NAPSA.

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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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Chimpanzees Raised as Pets or Performers Suffer Long-term Effects on their Behavior

Although the immediate welfare consequences of removing infant chimpanzees from their mothers are well documented, little is known about the long-term impacts of this type of early life experience. In a year-long study, scientists from Lincoln Park Zoon observed 60 chimpanzees and concluded that those who were removed from their mothers early in life and raised by humans as pets or performers are likely to show behavioral and social deficiencies as adults.

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