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The Many Ways We Misinterpret Animal Behavior

Erika Fleury February 08, 2015

Naturalist and author Sy Montgomery reveals some common errors made by well-intentioned people in regards to animal behavior. 

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Rescued Baby Orangutan Shines Light on Cruel, Illegal Pet Trade

Erika Fleury February 06, 2015

The plight of an emaciated, possibly crippled baby orangutan has brought worldwide attention this week to the cruel practices that resulted in the endangered ape spending the first 10 months of his life in a chicken cage in Borneo.

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Pet Monkey Bites Woman at Bank

Erika Fleury February 04, 2015

A Texas bank employee is on medication and under observation after being bitten by a customer’s monkey.

Click to read more about this article, with video link, featuring our friends at Primarily Primates (another sanctuary who works with the PRC through our joint involvement with the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance.)

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Ebola Has Crushed Gorilla and Chimp Populations

Erika Fleury February 02, 2015

Writing at theconversation.com, Meera Inglis, a PhD. in conservation policy at the University of Sheffield, calls attention to a perhaps little known, or not often considered, fact: The Ebola virus has put a sizable dent in Africa's great ape populations.

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Butte Woman Scammed While Trying to Purchase Monkey Online

Erika Fleury February 02, 2015

A Butte, Montana woman got caught up in some monkey business last week.

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Legislation Would Ban Pet Monkeys in Virginia

Erika Fleury January 23, 2015

One Hampton Roads, VA lawmaker isn't monkeying around in this year's General Assembly session.

Pet monkeys would be banned in Virginia under legislation proposed by state Sen. Lynwood Lewis, D-Accomac. His legislation, SB1315, would end future purchases and breeding of nonhuman primates in homes or at what the Humane Society calls "roadside zoos."

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Monkey See, Monkey Forced to Do

Erika Fleury January 23, 2015

A recently introduced Senate bill threatens to further legitimize Helping Hands, an outdated and inhumane primate “training facility” located in Boston, when it should be shut down permanently.

Read more to hear from the PRC's Co-Founder and Executive Director, April Truitt!

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Another Court Denies Legal Rights for a Chimpanzee

Erika Fleury January 18, 2015

For the third time in less than a year, a historic bid for legal rights for chimpanzees has been denied. On Friday, a New York state appeals court upheld a lower court’s ruling that Kiko, a chimp owned by a couple in Niagara Falls, is not a legal person with a right to be free, or at least less-imprisoned.

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Members of Congress Request Investigation into U.S. Monkey Lab

Erika Fleury January 04, 2015

Four members of Congress have asked the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate psychological experiments on monkeys being carried out at an NIH lab in Poolesville, Maryland. 

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New Monkey Species Already Believed to be Endangered

Erika Fleury January 04, 2015

What is believed to be a new monkey species in the Amazon rainforest may in fact already be endangered, according to researchers, due to deforestation in the region.

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