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Hollywood ‘unethical’ for starring chimpanzees and orangutans in films

Melanie Parker January 21, 2018

Using primates in films is unethical and damages their welfare by fooling the public into thinking they are happy in human environments. A new study by the University of Edinburgh directs particular criticism towards films which feature primates appearing to "smile", as this is actually a sign of distress.

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Wild Florida monkeys could pass herpes to people, researchers warn

Melanie Parker January 12, 2018

Wildlife managers in Florida say they want to remove roaming monkeys from the state in light of a new study published Wednesday that finds some of the animals are excreting a virus that can be dangerous to humans.

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