NAPSA in the News

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Rulemaking Petition Puts Primates First

A coalition of animal rights groups are working to enforce regulations for the psychological well-being of monkeys and apes used in biomedical research facilities.

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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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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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This Man Was Shocked When His Chimpanzee Sued Him

The primate objects! In a string of landmark cases to be filed this week, four chimpanzees will fight for the right to retire to sanctuaries.

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Unprecedented Habeas Corpus Motion Filed on Behalf of Caged Chimps

A group of animal rights activists filed the first of a series of lawsuits in New York State yesterday, calling upon the courts to grant three captive chimpanzees “the right to bodily liberty and to order that they be moved to a sanctuary that’s part of the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA).”

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In Novel Suit, Chimpanzee Asks for Habeas Corpus

Tommy is a 26-year-old held captive in a cement cage in upstate New York. If he were a person, his detention would be illegal. But Tommy’s a chimpanzee.

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NAPSA Statement on the Nonhuman Rights Project

The North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA), a coalition of eight primate sanctuaries in the US and Canada which care for several hundred chimpanzees, is not a party to the lawsuit filed today by the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) on behalf of four chimpanzees in New York State.

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Chimp-Painted Art is Expressive, Even When Painted by Tongue

The Humane Society of the United States 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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U.S. to Begin Retiring Most Research Chimps

In another step toward ending biomedical research on chimpanzees, the National Institutes of Health announced on Wednesday that it would begin the process of retiring most of its chimps to sanctuaries, though it will leave some for possible future research.

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Unlikely Partners, Freeing Chimps from the Lab

In June 2013, the N.I.H. announced that more than 300 of the 360 or so chimpanzees owned by the N.I.H. would be retired to sanctuaries over the next few years.

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NAPSA calls on the NIH to reconsider moving 100 chimpanzees to a non-sanctuary

The North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance is calling on the National Institutes of Health to reconsider its decision announced today to move 100 chimpanzees from New Iberia to San Antonio rather than sending them to a legitimate sanctuary. While deeming them ineligible for research is a step forward, these chimpanzees are not being retired. They are simply being relocated from one research facility to another.

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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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