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News Media Articles Involving Non-primates 2020

The following are articles about non-human primates reported in the news media. Those involving Action for Primates are indicated.

See elsewhere for non-human primates in the news from other years. For the current year, choose Resources > Primates in the news from the main menu.

Although an article may be posted here, it does not mean that Action for Primates agrees with any statements made or situations depicted. It should be clear that we are unequivocally opposed to keeping non-human primates in captivity.

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


2020-12-31: "Apsara Authority quashes the 'monkey rumour'" Taing Rinith Khmer Times accessed 2021-03-28
Allan Michaud, a Cambodian-based wildlife conservationist...commented the attacks have not been caused by the primates’ ferocious nature but are instead the “humans’ fault”. “It has been us who have been feeding those monkeys, which leads to them learning to steal and attack people,” he said. “It is indeed our fault.”
2020-12-30: "'Nuisance monkeys' relocated from temples to zoo to protect tourists" Mom Kunthear The Phnom Penh Post accessed 2021-03-28
... the wild monkeys had become too accustomed to receiving food from tourists and other people...
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2020-12-02: "Animal welfare groups remind tourists and travel companies about cruelty to Mauritius monkeys" Vicky Karantzavelou TravelDailyNews accessed 2021-03-28
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2020-11-07: "Kataza the baboon to go home to Slangkop after City of Cape Town capitulates" Tred Magill Independent Online accessed 2021-03-28
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2020-10-24: "Exportation des singes à des fins de recherches : des artistes souhaitent conscientiser le public" Anonymous top FM accessed 2021-03-28
2020-10-06: "Foundation seeks to 'relocate' aggressive macaque troop out of Corregidor Island". Jonathan L. Mayuga BusinessMirror accessed 2021-07-11
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2020-08-30: "'Monkey business' in the Philippines" Mayuga, Jonathan L BusinessMirror accessed 2021-03-28
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2020-07-29: "Campaign calls on Liverpool FC owners to help stop 'cruel' trade" Liam Thorp Liverpool Echo accessed 2021-03-28
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2020-07-28: "Cameroon Allows Logging in Forest That's Home to Gorillas". Pius Lukong Bloomberg Green accessed 2021-06-10
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2020-07-24: "IUCN includes PHL's long-tailed macaque on 'vulnerable' list" Jonathan L. Mayuga BusinessMirror accessed 2021-03-28
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2020-07-21: "Action for Primates demande à Liverpool FC de «boycotter» Maurice" Jane Chamroo Defimedia accessed 2021-03-28
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2020-07-18: "Primates Imported to the UK for Lab Testing Tripled Over the Past Year" Eliza Erskine OneGreenPlanet accessed 2022-04-25
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2020-07-14: "Primates imported to UK for laboratory experiments triple in a year to 6,752" Jane Dalton The Independent accessed 2021-03-28
2020-07-09: "Almost a third of lemurs and North Atlantic Right Whale now Critically Endangered - IUCN Red List" IUCN accessed 2021-03-29
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2020-07-03: "Supermarkets snub coconut goods picked by monkeys" BBC News accessed 2021-03-29
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2020-06-29: "Caribbean wrestles with mischievous invaders: monkeys". Anonymous UNEP accessed 2021-07-08
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2020-06-20: "Trinidad: Venezuelan held after rescue of monkeys, parrots, macaw" Stabroek News Stabroek News accessed 2021-03-29
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2020-06-20: "Monkey laws pondered at public hearing" Luke Weir The Mountaineer accessed 2021-03-29
2020-05-18: "Bushmeat could cause the next global pandemic" Ben Garrod The Conversation accessed 2021-03-29
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2020-05-10: "DENR asked: Initiate 'humane' control of Romblon macaques" Jonathan L. Mayuga BusinessMirror accessed 2021-03-28
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2020-05-07: "The Truth Behind Those Videos of Monkeys Riding Tiny Motorcycles" Jelisa Castrodale Vice accessed 2021-03-29
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2020-05-06: "DENR urged: Shield Romblon monkeys from trappers, lab experiments" Jhesset O. Enano Philippine Daily Inquirer accessed 2021-03-28
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2020-04-30: "DENR addressing human-primate strife on case-by-case basis–exec" Jonathan L. Mayuga BusinessMirror accessed 2021-03-28
2020-04-30: "Wildlife Photographer of the Year: the world's wildlife trade" Alison Groom Natural History Museum accessed 2021-03-29
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2020-04-29: "Karena Lakukan Hal Ini, Irfan Hakim Dikecam oleh Kelompok Internasional" WIB Jitunews.com accessed 2021-03-28
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2020-04-28: "Irfan Hakim Dikecam Kelompok Internasional: Monyet Bukan Peliharaan, Lepas!" Reza Gunadha suara.com accessed 2021-03-28
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2020-04-23: "Images from a dropped phone reveal the ugly truth behind bonobo trafficking" Mireya Mayor Mongabay accessed 2021-03-29
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2020-04-07: "US Army Starts Trial Testing Coronavirus Vaccine On Primates - Medical General" Faizan Hashmi UrduPoint accessed 2021-03-29
2020-04-06: "Tulane University awarded $10.3 million to test therapeutics, vaccines for novel coronavirus" Leslie Tate Tulane News accessed 2021-03-29
2020-04-02: "Chinese wildlife ban freezes export of test monkeys amid worldwide push for COVID-19 vaccine" Nathan VanderKlippe The Globe and Mail accessed 2021-03-29
2020-04-02: "DENR official sees revival of native monkey farming amid global virus contagion" Jonathan L. Mayuga BusinessMirror. accessed 2021-03-29
2020-04-01: "Texas Biomed Receives $3M to Expand Coronavirus Studies" Lindsey Carnett Rivard Report accessed 2021-03-29
2020-03-30: "Trump Administration Orders $1.8M in Coronavirus Research Monkeys" Lachlan Markay The Daily Beast accessed 2021-03-29
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2020-03-26: "Tougher penalties for offences against wildlife" Audrey Tan The Straits Times accessed 2022-04-10
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2020-03-19: "Trials to begin on Covid-19 vaccine in UK next month" Ian Sample The Guardian accessed 2021-03-29
2020-03-16: "Starving monkey 'gangs' battle in Thailand as coronavirus keeps tourists away" Brandon Specktor LiveScience accessed 2021-03-29
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2020-03-13: "Mass monkey brawl highlights coronavirus effect on Thailand tourism" Rebecca Ratcliffe The Guardian accessed 2021-03-29
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2020-03-13: "Hungry monkeys brawl over food as coronavirus hits tourism in Thailand – video" The Guardian accessed 2021-03-29
2020-02-20: "Louie's Story: Why Monkeys Should Never Be "Pets"" Tim Ajax and Barbar J. King Sentient Media accessed 2021-03-29
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2020-02-18: "The lucrative trade in African primates threatens their survival" Marilyn A. Norconk The Conversation accessed 2021-03-29
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2020-02-11: "Circus-like performances by snow monkeys in Japan contradict their long-revered status" Rene Ebersole National Geographic accessed 2021-03-29 (file copy; click linked image to enlarge)
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