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

Iconic Imagineer Joe Rohde Requests Support For Displaced Chimps

Walt Disney Imagineering’s Joe Rohde is an icon in the Disney fan community. Rohde, the creative mind behind projects like Animal Kingdom and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, is extremely active on social media and regularly brings his followers behind-the-scenes stories about Disney Parks. Now, Rohde is asking for help from Disney fans who follow his Instagram page.

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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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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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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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Rescued Chimpanzees and Orangutans

Patti Ragan skillfully maneuvers a golf cart along narrow twisting paths through the heavily wooded Center for Great Apes.

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Monkey Lobby: Love Monkeys from Afar

Justin Beiber told GQ’s Caity Weaver the tragic saga of his pet monkey.

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Animal Rights Group Asks Justin Bieber Not to Get Another Pet Monkey

Justin Bieber, house egger, drag racer and more recently, pop star, said he’d be interested in getting another monkey – and animals rights groups are not happy.

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Animal rights group urges Justin Bieber not to get another pet monkey.

An animal rights group is not monkeying around with Justin Bieber’s plans to get another pet primate.

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‘Foolish’ Justin Bieber Really Wants Another Monkey

It might seem like Justin Bieber has everything he could want, but there is apparently something missing from the singer’s life: a monkey.

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