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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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Life After the Lab

Not a day goes by that Amy Kerwin does not think about the 97. That’s the number of monkeys she worked with, the ones she got to know. Her role in their confinement, their use without reprieve, haunts her.

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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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Is it Time for the Cowboy Monkey Rodeo to Go Extinct?

There’s an entertainment act that’s showing up at Minor League Baseball games in which border collies take the field with capuchin monkeys strapped onto their backs.

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Rescued Chimpanzees and Orangutans

Patti Ragan founded the Center for Great Apes near Wauchula, Fla., which has become a model for ape sanctuaries across the US.

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