NAPSA in the News

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.

From Heartache to Heartwaming Friendship: The Story Behind the Adorable Handholding Chimps

You probably have seen the heartwarming viral video of chimps Terry and Jeannie at Save the Chimps, holding hands and refusing to let go. The story behind the video is even sweeter.

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About Sanctuaries

American Anti-Vivisection Society’s magazine shed light on chimpanzee sanctuary retirement.

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N.I.H. to End Backing for Invasive Research on Chimps

The National Institutes of Health announced that it would end its support for invasive research on chimpanzees and retire the 50 chimps that it had set aside for future biomedical research.

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Plan to Export Chimps Tests Law to Protect Species

When the Fish and Wildlife Service decided in June to classify all chimpanzees, captive or wild, as endangered, the ruling meant that any biomedical experiment or export of chimps from the United States, whoever owned them, would be subject to a strict permit process under the Endangered Species Act.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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