NAPSA in the News

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

Protecting Nonhuman Primates Exploited as Pets: Sanctuaries and Solutions

NAPSA representatives presented as part of a webinar on the private ownership of primates that was hosted by World Animal Protection.

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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. Note: This is an archived article. As of June 2021, Jungle Friends is no longer a member of NAPSA.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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Allegations of Animal Mistreatment Prompt PETA to File Complaints Against Princeton

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals filed two federal complaints against the University, alleging the mistreatment of marmoset monkeys.

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Animal Advocates Stand Up for Primates! Groups Petition USDA for Better Regulation in Laboratories

Primates in laboratory tests typically experience very little legal protection. However, a coalition of animal protection groups – including the New England Anti-Vivisection Society, the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance, the Laboratory Primate Advocacy Group, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund – are now aiming to change that.

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