NAPSA Responds

Featured Photo: Willy B and Mave, formerly from Wildlife Waystation and now at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

Our Victories

Haywood County, North Carolina

VICTORY! NAPSA wrote to officials in Haywood County, NC in response to a request for an exemption to permit private ownership of capuchin monkeys, and the town upheld the ban.

TalentSmart

VICTORY ! The motivational training program had used stock photography of a humanized chimpanzee in a newsletter – but after hearing from NAPSA, will abstain from this in the future.

Hillside Cinema

VICTORY! After hearing from NAPSA and other concerned parties, Gloucester, VA-based movie theater cancelled plans to host a showing of “The Lion King” that would have included an exhibit of…

Yoga Hive Philly

VICTORY! After hearing from NAPSA and others, a yoga studio cancelled the appearance of monkeys and other exotic animals at public celebration.

Cadbury

VICTORY! The chocolatier is holding a contest that encourages pet owners to submit photos of their pets wearing bunny ears – including more than one mention of pet monkeys. The…

Global Wildlife Conservation

VICTORY! After hearing from NAPSA, the organization has scrubbed their social media accounts of wildlife “selfie” photos taken with model/actress Suki Waterhouse that were part of a new campaign raising…

Amazon

VICTORY! After hearing from NAPSA and others, Amazon decided to cancel video advertisement that featured a long tailed macaque snuggling in bed with a human child.

The Frederick Keys

VICTORY! Many similar letters were mailed out in early 2018 to teams that have scheduled monkey rodeos during the 2018 season. The Frederick Keys continued to host rodeos despite NASPA…

Steve Aoki, Felix Jaehn and Adam Lambert

Victory! Steve Aoki agreed to never again use trained chimpanzees in his work after we wrote regarding a music video featuring a performing chimpanzee.

GEICO

Victory! The insurance corporation used a performing chimpanzee in a commercial, but agreed not to rely on apes for entertainment in future campaigns after hearing the concerns of NAPSA and…

Haywood County, North Carolina

VICTORY! NAPSA wrote to officials in Haywood County, NC in response to a request for an exemption to permit private ownership of capuchin monkeys, and the town upheld the ban.

Yves Saint Laurent

The fashion design brand featured a trained capuchin posing in their winter 2019 ad campaign.

TalentSmart

VICTORY ! The motivational training program had used stock photography of a humanized chimpanzee in a newsletter – but after hearing from NAPSA, will abstain from this in the future.

KSN

The news station filmed a segment celebrating a privately owned marmoset brought out to a football celebration.

The Guardian

The newspaper printed a photo of a chimpanzee dressed as a human, sitting at an office desk.

Hilary Duff

The actress had a trained capuchin at her birthday party.

Creve Coeur, MO City Officials

City officials are being asked to reconsider a ban on privately owned primates, at the request of a woman with three monkeys she deems “emotional support animals.”

WVLT 8

A Tennessee news outlet ran a story about a local woman’s collection of pet monkeys.

The Laurinburg Exchange

The newspaper printed an article about a pseudo-sanctuary that promotes keeping monkeys in human homes.

Inside Edition

The newsmagazine highlighted Curtis, the infant vervet owned by bodybuilder and social media influencer Jay Kennedy.

Hillside Cinema

VICTORY! After hearing from NAPSA and other concerned parties, Gloucester, VA-based movie theater cancelled plans to host a showing of “The Lion King” that would have included an exhibit of…

Complex News

The website produced a video about the harms of exotic pets, but featured a pseudo-sanctuary that permitted leashed, diapered animals to have physical contact with the journalist.