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Featured: Kareen from Project Chimps | Photo by: Fred Rubio
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Animal Advocates Stand Up for Primates! Groups Petition USDA for Better Regulation in Laboratories
The lives of primates whose bodies are used in laboratory tests are anything but pretty. Thankfully, there are some lucky primates who have managed to escape this fate and find their happy endings, but the majority of these lab animals have nothing to look forward to but a life of anxiety, confinement, and indignity until the day they die.
This Man Was Shocked When His Chimpanzee Sued Him
The primate objects! In a string of landmark cases to be filed this week, four chimpanzees will fight for the right to retire to sanctuaries. Could dolphins be next on the docket?
Unprecedented Habeas Corpus Motion Filed on Behalf of Caged Chimps
A group of animal rights activists filed the first of a series of lawsuits in New York State yesterday, calling upon the courts to grant three captive chimpanzees “the right to bodily liberty and to order that they be moved to a sanctuary that’s part of the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA).”
In Novel Suit, Chimpanzee Asks for Habeas Corpus
Tommy is a 26-year-old held captive in a cement cage in upstate New York. If he were a person, his detention would be illegal. But Tommy’s a chimpanzee.
Rights Group is Seeking Status of ‘Legal Person’ for Captive Chimpanzee
Chimpanzees are not people, no matter how they are dressed up for commercials, but perhaps they are close enough that they deserve some of the same rights humans have.
NAPSA Statement on the Nonhuman Rights Project
The North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA), a coalition of eight primate sanctuaries in the US and Canada which care for several hundred chimpanzees, is not a party to the lawsuit filed today by the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) on behalf of four chimpanzees in New York State.
Chimp-Painted Art is Expressive, Even When Painted by Tongue
We enlisted six member organizations of the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance, and asked if a chimp at each facility would create and submit a piece of art. Modern, impressionist, abstract expressionist, still life with banana. It was their prerogative. Update: This is an archived article. As of July 1, 2018, Chimps Inc. is no longer a member of NAPSA.
U.S. to Begin Retiring Most Research Chimps
In another step toward ending biomedical research on chimpanzees, the National Institutes of Health announced on Wednesday that it would begin the process of retiring most of its chimps to sanctuaries, though it will leave some for possible future research.
Art Created by Chimps Featured in Contest to Benefit Sanctuaries
Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall and public to vote for their favorite chimp art. Update: This is an archived article. As of July 1, 2018, Chimps Inc. is no longer a member of NAPSA.
Unlikely Partners, Freeing Chimps from the Lab
Jane Goodall says it was a “Damascus moment” that turned her from the groundbreaking studies of chimpanzees in the wild that revealed their complex social and emotional lives, to a life of nomadic global activism on their behalf.
Group: Send All Ex-Research Chimps to Sanctuary
NAPSA calls on the NIH to reconsider moving 100 chimpanzees to a non-sanctuary
The North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NASPA) is calling on the National Institutes of Health to reconsider its decision announced today to move 100 chimpanzees from New Iberia to San Antonio rather than sending them to a legitimate sanctuary. While deeming them ineligible for research is a step forward, these chimpanzees are not being retired. They are simply being relocated from one research facility to another.