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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Announcing the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA)

On July 21, 2010, the leaders of seven North American chimpanzee sanctuaries gathered in Bend, OR to create a new initiative, the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA). Founded by the directors of The Center for Great Apes, Chimp Haven, Chimps, Inc., Chimp Sanctuary Northwest, Fauna Foundation, Primate Rescue Center, Inc., and Save the Chimps, Inc., the mission of NAPSA is: “To advance the welfare of captive primates through exceptional sanctuary care, collaboration, and outreach.”

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