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Life of a Trained Monkey in Pakistan

Erika Fleury February 23, 2014

Performing monkeys are a common feature of life in many Pakistani cities where they can be seen doing tricks and entertaining people while dressed up in sparkly outfits and clothes....But animal rights activists criticize the practice of training monkeys to perform.

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Monkey Business

Erika Fleury February 18, 2014

A Batesville, Arkansas mother wanting a special gift for her kids is dealing with bitter disappointment after getting mixed up in some real monkey business.

They don't sell capuchin monkeys at Petsmart, so one single mom with a passion for primates took her search for an exotic pet to the Internet. Like a jungle, that can be a dangerous place.

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Monkey Business: Rising Interest in Exotic Pets Sees Primate Ownership in England and Wales Soar

Erika Fleury February 08, 2014

The number of monkeys and other primates being kept as pets has soared to an estimated 9,000 animals in England and Wales as rising interest in exotic creatures fuels demand while the internet makes them easier to trade, according to the RSPCA.

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Merck Joins Companies Ending Chimpanzee Research

Erika Fleury February 01, 2014

Drugmaker Merck & Co. is joining two dozen other pharmaceutical companies and contract laboratories in committing to not use chimpanzees for research.

The growing trend could mean roughly 1,000 chimps in the U.S. used for research or warehoused for many years in laboratory cages could be "retired" to sanctuaries by around 2020.

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