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

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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Prime Mates Podcast, Episode 51: Full House (with NAPSA’s Erika Fleury)

Full House was an American sitcom from the 80s and 90s and in their fifth season they had an episode called ‘Too Much Monkey Business’ where Danny’s zoologist sister Wendy, pays a visit with a chimpanzee. Podcast host Matt Stewart is joined by special returning guest, Erika Fleury from NAPSA (the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance)! Erika also answers a bunch of listener questions about primates.

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Frederick Keys, Stop Archaic and Cruel Monkey Rodeos

Frederick, MD resident Alysoun Mahoney wrote a letter asking the Frederick Keys baseball team to finally stop hosting monkey rodeos.

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Prime Mates Podcast, Episode 38: Hollywood’s Primates: Where Are They Now? (with NAPSA’s Erika Fleury)

What happens when Hollywood’s monkeys and apes retire? Comedian Matt Stewart talks to NAPSA’s Program Director Erika Fleury to find out!

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Experts agree: Monkeys Should Not Be in the Entertainment Industry

NAPSA’s Program Director Erika Fleury wrote a guest column about a harmful monkey rodeo taking place in Des Moines, Iowa.

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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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Primate Sanctuary Advocates Promote Monkey Retirement

A group of monkey rescue employees and enthusiasts from across the country took a tour of Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary. NAPSA’s Program Director Erika Fleury spoke with the reporter about why monkey retirement is so important, and why it was the focus of the NAPSA Workshop.

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Yard Goats Cancel Cowboy Monkey Rodeo After Calls From Animal Welfare Groups

NAPSA’s Program Director Erika Fleury was interviewed by the Hartford Courant regarding the cancellation of yet another monkey rodeo.

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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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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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Monkey Jockeys

Love it or hate it, people can’t stop talking about the Banana Derby.

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