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10 Reasons Monkeys Should Never Be Pets

If you or a friend are thinking about purchasing any type of primate (ape, monkey, lemur, marmoset, etc.) as a pet, we hope that you will take into consideration the following reasons that primates of any kind make terrible pets and choose not to contribute to the...
Unlocking the Cage, Los Angeles Premiere

Unlocking the Cage, Los Angeles Premiere

Who is a legal person? If you think the answer to that is simple, you’re wrong. Unlocking the Cage, a new documentary produced by Pennebaker Hegedus Films, follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise and his quest to earn legal protections for four captive chimpanzees in...
Happy for Cats, Hopeful for Primates

Happy for Cats, Hopeful for Primates

It has been almost a year since captive chimpanzees won equal protections under the Endangered Species Act. Exotic animal laws haven’t changed much since then, although it is important to remain optimistic. Now you may be hopeful than ever, as the past month brought...
Flea Markets: The New Monkey Black Market?

Flea Markets: The New Monkey Black Market?

It may be illegal to sell primates to private individuals within the state of Kentucky, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. Even more surprisingly, such illegal sales often occur in broad daylight and in public places throughout local communities. Increasingly,...