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Long-tailed macaques, photo by Sarah Kite

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. 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.


2021-10-08: "BKSDA Jember Lepas Liarkan Kera Ekor Panjang di Pulau tak Berpenghuni". Tim TvOne and Sinto Sofiadin. tvonenews.com accessed 2021-10-08
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Release of rescued long-tailed macaques onto Indonesian island.

2021-10-05: "Primate center broke interstate transport laws. Negligence led to 5 monkey deaths". Rob O'Dell. azcentral accessed 2021-10-07
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2021-10-05: "After valley fever rips through Arizona breeding colony, questions are raised about monkey research". Rob O'Dell. USA Today accessed 2021-10-07

2021-10-03: "Forty-Four Macaque Monkeys Saved from Chinese Dinner Tables". Anonymous. CTN News accessed 2021-10-03
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2021-10-01: "Three performing monkeys rescued". Anonymous. The International News accessed 2021-10-02

2021-09-30: "Kolar: 16 monkeys found dead in gunny bag". Express News Service. The New Indian Express accessed 2021-10-01
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2021-09-28: "Baby monkeys chained to cramped cages by the neck and sold in horror wet market". Kirsty Card. Daily Star accessed 2021-09-29
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2021-09-08: "Lab Monkey Exports Rise Again During COVID Situation". Anonymous. Cambodia News English accessed 2021-09-10
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2021-09-04: "With no tourist handouts, hungry Bali monkeys raid homes". Firdia Lisnawati and Niniek Karmini. AP News accessed 2021-09-09
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2021-09-01: "Social media platforms under fire for hosting horrific and rampant animal abuse videos". Tracy Keeling. medium accessed 2021-09-03
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2021-08-10: "Gram Panchayat officials accused of cruelty on captured monkeys". Anonymous. Star of Mysore accessed 2021-08-15

2021-07-31: "SHOW'S OVER TikTok slammed by rescue animal charity for 'glorifying baby monkeys as pets' with lollipop and tap drinking videos". Emma James. The U.S. Sun accessed 2021-08-01
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2021-07-29: "Watch: Miscreants kill 30 monkeys in Karnataka's Hassan district". Ians. Telangana Today accessed 2021-08-15

2021-07-14: "Totally bananas: Missing monkey makes herself at home inside clothing store". Melissa Moon. News3 accessed 2021-07-15
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2021-07-05: "Globe Biotech workers allege assault while catching monkeys to trial COVID vaccine". Gazipur Correspondent. bdnews24.com accessed 2021-07-06
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2021-07-05: "Not just vaccine, even monkeys used in Covaxin trial were 'made in India'". Abantika Ghosh. ThePrint accessed 2021-07-06

2021-07-04: "Inside Britain's undercover monkey trade: Thousands are now kept as pets, many in cramped or unsanitary conditions, and ministers have vowed new laws to protect them. MARK EDMONDS reveals the barbaric reality of life for primates trafficked on the dark web". Mark Edmonds. Mail Online accessed 2021-07-05
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2021-07-01: "Concerns mount as Baboons appear in several neighborhoods of Saudi capital". Tareq Al-Thaqafi. Arab News accessed 2021-07-01
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Periods of development and economic boom have meant that the baboons' natural habitat has often been invaded. This continuous sabotage over the course of many years – excessive logging, destruction of forests, and the killing of natural predators such as tigers, hyenas, wolves, and lynxes – led to the rise of the "monkey phenomenon" in different regions of the Kingdom. They began to flee from the natural areas in which they lived to agricultural areas, attacking the livelihood of farmers.

Ahmed Al-Bouq, supervisor of the national launch program and the research and breeding centers of the National Center for Wildlife, stated that …killing the animals was not a viable solution, stressing the important issue of maintaining ecological balance.


2021-06-27: "How this Saudi farmer keeps baboons at bay". Samir Salama. Gulf News accessed 2021-06-28
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Al Abdali added as the monkeys are smart, he changes the position and location of the tiger toy, creating tiger roar from time to time, so that the monkeys get scared, and do not come close, thinking that it is a real tiger.

2021-06-24: "Two charged with Animal Cruelty in death of monkey found in a hot car". Savannah Smith. WVLT8 accessed 2021-06-25

2021-06-10: "How much does it cost to buy a monkey?". Adrian Zorzut. The U.S. Sun accessed 2021-06-18
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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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