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The ‘Necessity’ Of Animal Research Does Not Mean It’s Ethical

Erika Fleury February 14, 2016

A few weeks ago, two prominent scientists, Hollis Cline and Mar Sanchez, wrote a brief piece in The Hill newspaper arguing that animal research is "necessary." Scientists have long been fond of claims of necessity. However, this claim is problematic for a number of reasons.

Read more in this Opinion piece by Samual Garner, a bioethicist living in Washington, DC and associate fellow at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.

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A Look at South Carolina’s Very Own Monkey Island

Erika Fleury February 10, 2016

The Charleston City Paper's Dustin Waters investigates what may be a local legend.

It's beginning to look like I'll never make it to Monkey Island. Sitting on a small stretch of dock at the Eddings Point Boat Landing in Beaufort, I'm spending a warm Sunday afternoon approaching boaters as they prepare to push off. It's a sleepy little spot, just a small parking lot and a short walking path that wrap around Jenkins Creek. During each encounter, I open with, "Excuse me, sir. Are you from around here?" before trying to hustle a ride to the nearby island populated with thousands of free-range Rhesus monkeys.

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Enhance aid for primates

Erika Fleury February 10, 2016

According to the Chinese zodiac, the Year of the Monkey began Monday, ushering in a period symbolically linked to cleverness, curiosity and innovation. The coming 12 months also represent a period of urgency for coming to the aid of more than 100,000 monkeys held in U.S. biomedical laboratories. This Op-Ed from anthrolopogy professor Barbar J. King explains why.

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Innocent victims of the Year of the Monkey

Erika Fleury February 05, 2016

The rural village of Baowan, in China's Henan province, boasts a a centuries-long tradition of training monkeys. Macaques are trained to ride bicycles, walk on stilts and even catch knives as they balance on a board. Villagers are seeing an increase in business with the lunar calendar's 'Year of the Monkey.'

Below are disturbing pictures of terrified monkeys in a Chinese village, where they have been trained from sunrise to sunset to perform for tourists to make money.

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So You Want a Pet Squirrel Monkey…

Erika Fleury February 05, 2016

Squirrel monkeys must contend with habitat loss, decreasing genetic diversity, and the curse of being cute.

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Doing What Light Does

Erika Fleury January 19, 2016

An interview with Dr. Theodora Capaldo, Chief Executive Officer of the New England Anti-Vivisection Society, in which the PRC's very own April Truitt is highlighted!

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Florida’s Invasive Monkey Population Just Keeps Growing and That’s Bad

Erika Fleury January 16, 2016

If you thought feral monkeys don’t live in the continental United States, you’d be right and wrong. They’re not supposed to be here, but they are.

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Chilling Photos Show What Happens To Baby Apes Stolen From Their Families

Erika Fleury December 15, 2015

Sometimes an exposé reveals a seedy secret world of animal exploitation and makes a huge splash. And sometimes a dark world of horrific exploitation is hidden in plain sight.

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NIH to End Controversial Monkey Experiments at Maryland Lab

Erika Fleury December 11, 2015

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will phase out monkey experiments at one of its labs in Poolesville, Maryland. The lab in question is run by Stephen Suomi, who studies how early environment shapes behavior. Some of his work involves separating young monkeys from their mothers, measuring their addiction to alcohol, and monitoring their long-term stress levels.

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Monkey sighted on Florida’s Alligator Point

Erika Fleury December 10, 2015

It’s no monkey business. There are reports of a primate loose on Florida's Alligator Point and there’s a photo to prove it.

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