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Has U.S. Biomedical Research on Chimpanzees Come to an End?

Erika Fleury August 18, 2015

Zero. That’s the number of labs that have applied for a permit to conduct invasive research on chimpanzees in the United States, as required by a new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) rule. The number suggests that all biomedical research on chimps has stopped—or is about to stop—and it’s unclear whether the work will ever start up again.

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Monkey Quarantined After Biting Target Employee

Erika Fleury August 13, 2015

With the help of social media, Bryant, Arkansas Animal Control has a primate in quarantine after it bit a woman.

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Jane Goodall Speaks Out Against Mauritius Monkey Trade

Erika Fleury August 06, 2015

Internationally renowned primatologist, Dr Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, has joined animal protection organization Cruelty Free International to speak out against the Mauritius monkey trade.

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Humans Aren’t The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps ‘Detox,’ Too

Erika Fleury July 30, 2015

Chimpanzees are like us in many ways. They can cook, they enjoy a good drink here and there, they share about 95 percent of our DNA. Now research finds another similarity: Chimps are taking mineral supplements and doing "detox" diets — by eating clay.

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New York Justice Denies Habeas Corpus Relief for Hercules and Leo…“For Now”

Erika Fleury July 30, 2015

The Nonhuman Rights Project issued the following press release today:

New York County Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe has issued a 33-page decision in the Nonhuman Rights Project’s (NhRP) habeas corpus case on behalf of two chimpanzees being held in captivity in a Stony Brook University laboratory.

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Woman Attacked by Pet Lemur at Antique Shop

Erika Fleury July 22, 2015

Elkhart, TX resident Lucinda Washington says she was shopping at an antique shop in Elkhart last month when a lemur attacked her, causing her to need medical attention.

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Ape Attack At Canary Islands Zoo: Chimpanzees Escape Enclosure And Injure Three People

Erika Fleury June 28, 2015

Chaos broke out at a Canary Island zoo when three chimpanzees escaped their enclosure and attacked three staff members as tourists looked on in horror. Two of the chimpanzees were shot dead by police with the third living through the ordeal.

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Have a Drink, Help a Primate

Erika Fleury June 17, 2015

Lexington-based West Sixth Brewing is crafting beer to benefit six non-profit organizations across Kentucky, including the Primate Rescue Center that sits on 30 acres in Jessamine County.

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U.S. Will Call All Chimps ‘Endangered’

Erika Fleury June 12, 2015

All chimpanzees will be designated as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday.

Read more of the New York Times' coverage of this historic event - including an interview by the PRC's consultant, Erika Fleury!

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USDA Inspects Monkey Farm After PETA Video Shows Poor Conditions

Erika Fleury June 02, 2015

Federal officials inspected a Hendry County, FL monkey farm last week after a seven-minute undercover video showing alleged mistreatment of animals at Primate Products was passed to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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