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News Media Articles Involving Non-human Primates 2021

The following are general interest articles about non-human primates in 2021. See elsewhere for non-human primates in the news from previous years.

Although an article may be posted here, it does not mean that Action for Primates agrees with any statements made or situations depicted.

See separate page on injuries caused by keeping non-human primates in captivity.


2021-06-07: "Great apes predicted to lose 90% of homelands in Africa, study finds". Damian Carrington. The Guardian accessed 2021-06-08
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2021-06-05: "Runaway monkey reunited with family after train station adventure". Anonymous. Sky News accessed 2021-06-08
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2021-06-01: "Depressed monkeys self-harm in caged hell as Britain's squalid suburban pet trade exposed". Nada Farhoud. The Mirror accessed 2021-06-02
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2021-05-28: "Police seize more than 100 monkeys allegedly trafficked in illegal meat trade". Tanutam Thawan. Thaiger accessed 2021-05-30
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2021-05-28: "Man arrested for allegedly smuggling over 100 wild monkeys". Anonymous. The Nation Thailand accessed 2021-05-30
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2021-05-25: "Monkey Business In Reno Neighborhood As Pet Macaque Escapes". Anonymous. 2 News accessed 2021-05-27
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2021-05-25: "Perhilitan: Seven dusky leaf monkeys culled in Port Dickson after they attacked humans". Sarban Singh. The Star accessed 2021-05-25

2021-05-25: "Malaysians aghast over culling of 20 dusky langurs". Sarban Singh. The Star accessed 2021-05-25

2021-05-23: "Port Dickson folk livid over heartless shooting of endangered langurs". Amar Shah Mohsen. the Vibes.com accessed 2021-05-25
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2021-05-18: "Sheriff's Rodeo celebrates 25 years". Cody Estremera. The Times-News accessed 2021-05-26
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This is an appalling abuse of monkeys.

2021-05-10: "Smuggled monkeys, lizards and snakes find peace in Gaziantep Zoo". Daily Sabah accessed 2021-05-13
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2021-05-08: "Smuggled monkeys seized at Turkey-Iran border delivered to zoo". Haber Merkezi. Yeni Şafak accessed 2021-05-13
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2021-05-08: "'Pet' chimp chained up for 25 years is rescued". Jane Flanagan. The Times accessed 2021-05-10
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2021-03-26: "Capuchin monkey found outside Owenton home, Ky. Fish & Wildlife investigating". Taylor Durden. WAVE3 News accessed 2021-03-28
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2021-03-11: "Runaway monkey fell from balcony after owner 'kept it in shocking conditions'" Faye Brown. Metro accessed 2021-03-28
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2021-03-10: "Rescued Monkeys arrive at Jeunes Animaux Confisqués au Katanga (J.A.C.K.) Sanctuary, a Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) Member" APOGroup. africanews. accessed 2021-03-28
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2021-02-11: "PETA demands probe of 'cruel' experiment on monkeys in China using NIH funds" Lexi Lonas. The Hill accessed 2021-03-28
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2021-02-09: "Nine monkeys recovered from shrine in DI Khan" Ehtisham Khan. The Express Tribune accessed 2021-03-28
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2021-02-01: "Youtuber Takes Monkeys Using Firecrackers and Beats, Americans Report to Anies" author(s). Headlinesmania.com accessed 2021-03-28
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2021-01-27: "Animal rights group press government to sanction, fine UL for monkeys' deaths" Ken Stickney. The Acadiana Advocated accessed 2021-03-29
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2021-01-24: "'No more monkey selfies': scientists told images could drive illegal pet trade" Patrick Greenfield. The Guardian accessed 2021-03-29
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2021-01-24: "Man arrested for selling macaques blames virus" Wassayos Ngamkham. Bangkok Post accessed 2021-03-29
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2021-01-21: "Florida 'Monkey Whisperer' Charged in Illegal Wildlife Trade" AP. 6 South Florida accessed 2021-03-29
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2021-01-13: "Through the looking glass: Europe's captive primates – in pictures" Anne Berry. The Guardian accessed 2021-03-29
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2021-01-10: "Limestone mining in northern Vietnam pushes endangered langurs to extinction" Anonymous. ASEAN Today accessed 2021-03-29
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2021-01-06: "Tapanuli Orangutan: Rarest Great Ape Is in Greater Danger Than Previously Known" Isabella B. The Science Times accessed 2021-03-29
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2021-01-04: "World's second largest population of rare langurs threatened by limestone mining" Tat Dinh. VnExpress accessed 2021-03-29
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