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.

Oregon Sheriff’s Deputy Fatally Shoots Pet Chimpanzee to Save Woman

National coverage of the tragic death of Buck the “pet” chimpanzee.

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Oregon Sheriff’s Deputy Fatally Shoots Pet Chimpanzee to Save Woman

National coverage of the tragic death of Buck the “pet” chimpanzee.

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Cop Shoots Dead Chimpanzee That Attacked Owner’s Daughter in Shocking Video

National coverage of the tragic death of Buck the “pet” chimpanzee.

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Harms and Dangers of Primates Living as “Pets”

A privately owned chimpanzee in Oregon was killed after attacking his family members. NAPSA’s Program Director was interviewed about the harms and dangers of primates living as “pets” in human homes.

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Plight of 32 Chimpanzees

The plight of 32 Chimpanzees in Need stranded at a shuttered wildlife refuge with money – and time – running out has all the makings of a Hollywood movie.

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New Legislation to Ban Private Possession of Primates

NAPSA is proud to join other animal welfare organizations to endorse the Captive Primate Safety Act. While many state laws already ban the private ownership of primates, the bipartisan and bicameral Captive Primate Safety Act would strengthen existing protections to prohibit interstate commerce and private ownership of primates.

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32 Chimpanzees Stranded and in Desperate Need of Shelter!

There are 32 chimpanzees stuck in limbo after a sanctuary in California closed unexpectedly in 2019. Wildlife Waystation was home to 32 chimpanzees. A new grassroots fundraising effort is underway for the chimps led by North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA) and endorsed by Dr. Jane Goodall.

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Urgent Help Needed To Rehome 32 Chimps From The Wildlife Waystation To Sanctuaries In The U.S.

When the Wildlife Waystation in Southern California closed its doors in 2019, hundreds of exotic and domestic animals needed to be rehomed. While the majority of the animals were relocated, 32 chimpanzees remained. While the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has been temporarily caring for the chimps, the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA) has been working to secure the chimps forever homes in four reputable sanctuaries throughout the United States.

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California Dept of Fish and Wildlife Training Chimps

Video posted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife showed how Wildlife Waystation staff trained the 32 chimpanzees still living at the animal rescue facility out of their cages through evacuation tunnels and into smaller transport cages in the event of a wildfire. NAPSA is leading the effort to rehome these chimpanzees at trusted sanctuaries before they are threatened by another season of wildfires.

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Animal Concepts’ Podcast Interview

NAPSA’s Program Director was interviewed on Animal Concepts’ podcast. She shares information on markers of a true sanctuary, as well as how important it is to explore and use your talents, and how this can benefit primates. She also discusses the Chimpanzees in Need fundraiser to secure a stable future for chimpanzees remaining at a closed animal refuge, highlighting the importance of continued collaborations despite unique perspectives.

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Iconic Imagineer Joe Rohde Requests Support For Displaced Chimps

Walt Disney Imagineering’s Joe Rohde is an icon in the Disney fan community. Rohde, the creative mind behind projects like Animal Kingdom and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, is extremely active on social media and regularly brings his followers behind-the-scenes stories about Disney Parks. Now, Rohde is asking for help from Disney fans who follow his Instagram page.

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Dozens Of Chimpanzees Still Living At Shuttered Wildlife Waystation

Footage from the media day NAPSA hosted at Wildlife Waystation includes Program Director Erika Fleury speaking about the need to rescue 32 chimpanzees.

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