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Featured: Kareen from Project Chimps | Photo by: Fred Rubio
NAPSA is proud to share the collective expertise of its members in national and global news media.
Adult Rhesus Monkey Captured in Eastern Kentucky
A male monkey captured earlier this week in eastern Kentucky, remained in quarantine Thursday but how the adult Rhesus made it to the region is unknown, his current caretaker said. Note: This is an archived article. As of May 2019, Primate Rescue Center is no longer a member of NAPSA.
Urgent Action Needed to Help Primates Suffering in Labs Across the U.S.
Of all the animals that capture America’s attention, apes and monkeys have always been on the forefront. They are intelligent, inquisitive, social and innovative. They are so like us … and yet, so different. So different, in fact, that we frequently keep them in solitary cages, away from sunlight and fresh air, with little to stimulate their needy minds, in order to learn more – about ourselves and about them. Living conditions for primates in laboratory research have historically been uncomfortable, unnatural and downright painful and harmful.
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.
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.
Monkeys Used in Medical Research ‘Kept in Neglectful Conditions,’ Say Activists
After succeeding in their quest to overhaul the treatment of chimpanzees used in research, animal rights advocates are turning their attention to other primates: the tens of thousands of monkeys now used in medical research in the United States.
Animal Rights Groups: Lab Monkeys Deserve Same Treatment Laws as Chimpanzees
Animal rights advocates are looking to expand recent research treatment laws passed on behalf of chimpanzees to another primate — medical lab monkeys.
U.S. Tags All Chimpanzees as Endangered
All chimpanzees have been tagged by the US as “endangered” from its previous designation, “threatened.” The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Friday, June 12, 2015 that the new mandate under the Endangered Species Act will become official on June 16, 2015 and will have a 90-day grace period that will last until September 14, 2015.
U.S. Limits Testing on Captive Chimpanzees
Program Manager Erika Fleury of the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance discusses the U.S. limits to testing on captive chimpanzees.
Federal Agency Designates All Chimpanzees as Endangered
All chimpanzees will be designated as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday.
Rulemaking Petition on Psychological Well-Being of Primates in Labs
The Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced in the Federal Register that it will solicit public comment on a Rulemaking Petition that was submitted by the New England Anti-Vivisection Society, the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance, the Laboratory Primate Advocacy Group, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund to adopt stronger standards under the Animal Welfare Act to promote the psychological well-being of primates used in research.
Judge Orders Stony Brook University to Justify Chimp Captivity
A New York County Supreme Court judge has ordered a hearing at which Stony Brook University must justify its custody of two chimpanzees, but the order has raised the question of whether the chimpanzees can be granted human rights.
Anthropomorphism Evolves in New York Courts, but Chimps Denied Habeas Corpus
On January 2, in Matter of The Nonhuman Rights Project v. Presti, 14-00357, the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, denied a petition that a 28-year-old chimp, Kiko, be removed from a Niagara Falls placement and placed in a sanctuary operated by the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance. The Court held, assuming arguendo that the chimp had standing to bring the petition, “habeas corpus does not lie where a petitioner seeks only to change the conditions of confinement rather than the confinement itself.”