News Media Articles Involving Captive Non-human Primates and Injuries to People
Action for Primates is unreservedly opposed to keeping non-human primates in captivity, especially in private homes. Although a major concern is for the extreme cruelty of this practice, the issue is also one of public health. Non-human primates in captivity regularly attack and injure people because of the psychological damage caused by this incarceration. Below are just a few examples of reports on captive individuals causing injuries to people. Tragically, the non-human primate often ends up being killed for something not their fault, rather the selfish behaviour of people. The 'lesson' learned here should be obvious: government authorities must ban keeping non-human primates in private homes.
The Humane Society of the United States have provided an additional resource, compiling "primate incidents" from 19 July 1990 through 10 July 2013. You can get a copy here.