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.

Think that GIF of the Smoking Chimp is Funny? The Chimp Wasn’t Laughing.

NAPSA’s Program Director Erika Fleury was interviewed about the harmful depiction of humanized apes in online GIFs.

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Orangutan With Legal Personhood Settles In At Florida Sanctuary

The orangutan Sandra, the first great ape ever to receive legal personhood status, is setting in to new life at Center for Great Apes.

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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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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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Rescued Chimpanzees and Orangutans

Patti Ragan founded the Center for Great Apes near Wauchula, Fla., which has become a model for ape sanctuaries across the US.

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Legal Personhood for Apes

This month, a court in Argentina ruled that an orangutan named Sandra is a subject of rights and not a thing. Argentina’s Association of Professional Lawyers for Animal Rights argued Sandra is a nonhuman person deprived of her freedom by being held captive in the Buenos Aires Zoo, where she displayed signs of psychological suffering.

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Happy Father’s Day to These Amazing Primate Dads

Now, let’s hear it for the boys: the alpha males, the dads, the males who spent years in biomedical research laboratories, the entertainment industry, and the pet trade before arriving in North American primate sanctuaries. Update: This is an archived article. As of July 1, 2018, Chimps Inc is no longer a member of NAPSA.

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Former Captive Primates Rediscover the Joys of Motherhood

Not surprisingly, nonhuman primates have the same desire to nurture and raise their babies as human mothers. Unfortunately chimpanzees, orangutans, and monkeys living in captivity rarely have the opportunity to exhibit their natural behaviors and nurture, feed, and care for their children.

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