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Long-tailed macaques, photo by Sarah Kite

News Media Articles Involving Non-human Primates 2022

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.

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.

2022-08-05: "Hundreds of iconic Barbary macaques feared dead in Morocco forest fire" Anna Majavu Mongabay accessed 2022-08-06
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2022-07-27: "Monkey suspect killed in Japan after spate of attacks – but others may still be on the loose" Arata Yamamoto and Dylan Butts NBC News accessed 2022-07-31
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However, it is doubtful that the spate of incidents in Yamaguchi have been committed by "wild" macaques," Hiroto Enari of Yamagata University's Laboratory of Wildlife Ecology & Management said via email. "We know several similar macaque incidents in Japan have been caused by highly habituated individuals who were artificially imported from other regions or raised in captivity."
2022-07-27: "Extinction alert: Bangladesh bids farewell to long-tailed macaques" Muntasir Akash The Business Standard accessed 2022-07-28
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2022-07-27: "Yamaguchi dispatches monkey-hunting crew after spate of attacks in Japanese city" Farberov, Snejana New York Post accessed 2022-07-28
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2022-07-26: "Japanese city thought they had a rogue wild monkey. As attacks rise, now they fear there's more than one" Jessie Yeung and Emiko Jozuka CNN accessed 2022-07-31
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2022-07-26: "Japanese city under attack! How monkeys have become a menace in Yamaguchi" FP Explainers Firstpost accessed 2022-07-31
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2022-07-23: "El macaco de cola larga, primate más utilizado en experimentación científica, es declarado en peligro de extinción" Roser Gari elDiario.es accessed 2022-07-23
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2022-07-22: "Long-tailed macaques captured from wild as species listed as endangered for the first time" Douglas Mateo Neptune Pine accessed 2022-07-23
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2022-07-22: "Long-tailed macaques captured from wild as species listed as endangered for the first time" Holly Patrick Independent accessed 2022-07-23
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2022-07-22: "Primate Disappearing at 'Alarming Rate,' as Medical Research Fuels Demand" Gavin Butler Vice accessed 2022-07-22
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2022-07-21: "Long-tailed macaque and monarch butterfly added to endangered list" Jane Dalton Independent accessed 2022-07-22
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2022-07-13: "Thailand ramps up monkey population control efforts" leah Thaiger accessed 2022-07-17
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2022-07-12: "Exportation de singes – Air France va cesser d'expédier des macaques vers des laboratoires" Le Mauricien accessed 2022-07-12
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2022-07-11: "Air France Will Stop Transporting Monkeys to Vivisection Laboratories" Jordi Casamitjana Vegan FTA accessed 2022-07-17
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2022-07-11: "Air France Vows to Stop Shipping Monkeys to Laboratories" Amy Jones Species Unite accessed 2022-07-17
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2022-07-07: "15 baby monkeys rescued in Karachi, man held" Faiza Ilyas Dawn accessed 2022-07-10
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2022-07-05: "Air France Finally Ends Cruel Shipments of Monkeys for Research" Lex Talamo Lady Freethinker accessed 2022-07-17
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2022-07-05: "Animals Being Tortured on Video in Growing Social Media Trend" Robyn White Newsweek accessed 2022-07-06
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2022-07-05: "Air France Announced They Will Stop Transporting Non-Human Primates to Laboratories" Hailey Kanowsky OneGreenPlanet accessed 2022-07-05
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2022-06-30: "BREAKING NEWS: Major airline to stop transporting primates for laboratory testing in animal rights win" Joshua Manning EuroWeekly News accessed 2022-07-01
2022-06-24: "Forum: Enhanced approach to wildlife management taken for City in Nature" Adrian Loo The Straits Times accessed 2022-06-25
2022-06-16: "Capuchin monkey races spark animal abuse questions at Livingston County Fun Fest" Jessica Dupnack and David Komer Fox 2 Detroit accessed 2022-06-18
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2022-06-02: "India sees surge in exotic wildlife smuggling" Deutsche Welle The Indian Express accessed 2022-06-07
2022-05-26: "Animal welfare groups call for stop to long-tailed macaque trade" The Jakarta Post accessed 2022-05-28
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2022-05-19: "Long-tailed monkeys on the edge" Lisa Jones-Engel The Jakarta Post accessed 2022-05-20
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2022-05-17: "Monkeys Infected With Transmissible Diseases Are Trucked Across U.S." Lisa Jones-Engel Independent Media Institute accessed 2022-05-20
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2022-05-10: "ANP aims for peaceful neighbour-wildlife coexistence" Shalini Jay FMT accessed 2022-05-10
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2022-05-06: "Thai woman arrested for selling macaques via Facebook" leah Thaiger accessed 2022-05-07
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2022-05-02: "Increased Malaria risk if raising monkeys or venturing into forests in Thailand" Thai PBS World accessed 2022-05-04
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2022-04-28: "Exotic wildlife smuggling through NE into India on rise" Kangkan Kalita Times of India accessed 2022-06-07
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2022-04-28: "Reports Of Monkey Abuse For Social Media Videos" Cambodia News English accessed 2022-05-03
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2022-04-23: "Inside twisted 'Torture Island' circus where monkeys forced to ride dogs and motorbikes" Matthew Dresch Mirror accessed 2022-04-25
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2022-04-22: "Platform launched by wildlife groups to encourage better co-existence with animals" Gena Soh The Straits Times accessed 2022-04-23
2022-04-17: "Ban trade of Formosan macaques: groups" Taipei Times accessed 2022-04-18
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2022-04-15: "Animal rights groups call for protection of Formosan macaques" Wang Yang-yu and Shih Hsiu-chuan Focus Taiwan accessed 2022-04-25
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2022-04-13: "Wildlife trafficking thrives on Facebook despite pledge to fight illegal trade" Nina Lakhani The Guardian accessed 2022-04-15
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2022-04-01: "African forests 'emptied of wildlife' as 10,000 wild meat dishes served in city restaurants daily" Jane Dalton Independent accessed 2022-04-02
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2022-03-30: "Perhilitan culled over 14,000 monkeys, 1,000 wild boars last year, says Perak govt" Manjit Kaur The Star accessed 2022-04-02
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2022-03-20: "Singes capturés | À Vallée-Pitot : Soulagement et grimaces" Shelly Carpayen and Carole Grimaud lexpress.mu accessed 2022-03-21
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2022-03-15: "Horrendous YouTube Video Shows Baby Monkey Being Tortured" Robyn White Newsweek accessed 2022-03-16
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2022-03-07: "VIDEO JOURNAL: Derita dan Eksploitasi Kera Ekor Panjang" Riki Dhanu Liputan 6 accessed 2022-03-08
2022-03-03: "Florida 'Monkey Whisperer' who sold Chris Brown capuchin in 2017 pleads guilty to illegal wildlife trade" Paul Chavez Mail Online accessed 2022-03-04
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2022-03-02: "Florida Man Known As "The Monkey Whisperer" Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges For Trafficking Protected Primates" Middle District of Floria Department of Justice accessed 2022-03-04
2022-03-02: "Baby baboons abandoned by owners left with Jeddah dog shelter" Ameera Abid Arab News accessed 2022-03-11
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2022-02-25: "SMALL MONKEYS ARE BIG BUSINESS IN CAMBODIA'S ANIMAL TRADE". Anton L. Delgado Southeast Asia Globe accessed 2022-02-25
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2022-02-25: "'Cruel' bloke slammed for painting monkey red and filming it tied up in cage" Kirsty Card Daily Star accessed 2022-02-27
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2022-02-25: "'Cruel' guy slammed for painting monkey red and filming him tied up in a cage" The AU Times The AU Times accessed 2022-02-27
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2022-02-18: "Live monkeys found stashed in bags in Thailand" The Star accessed 2022-02-20
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2022-02-17: "Dozens of boxed, bagged macaques found in deserted building" Bangkok Post accessed 2022-02-18
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2022-02-10: "Swiss region to vote on giving primates fundamental rights" RTE accessed 2022-02-12
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2022-02-10: "Swiss region votes on giving primates fundamental rights". AFP France 24 accessed 2022-02-12
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2022-02-09: "Elon Musk's brain-implant startup has a new legal headache—allegations that it abuses its monkeys". Jonathan Vanian Fortune accessed 2022-02-10
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2022-02-07: "Kera Ekor Panjang, Ditangkapi dan Diekspor untuk Biomedis". Liputan Khusus Betahita accessed 2022-02-07
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2022-02-02: "El trágico viaje de 720 monos desde Camboya hacia Estados Unidos". Leidy Hernandez Agencia dE Periodismo Investigativo accessed 2022-02-04
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2022-02-01: "Organization Reveals Shocking Footage of Indonesian Trappers Brutally Beating Wild Monkeys [Video]". Abigail Jane Flipboard accessed 2022-02-02
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2022-02-01: "PETA wants federal transportation agency to investigate movement of monkeys in U.S." John Beauge Penn Live Patriot-News accessed 2022-02-02
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2022-01-31: "Organization Reveals Shocking Footage of Indonesian Trappers Brutally Beating Wild Monkeys [Video]". Abigail Jane OneGreenPlanet accessed 2022-02-02
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2022-01-29: "Terror y muerte a bordo de monos destinados a laboratorios estadounidenses en vuelos de la aerolínea española Wamos Air ". El caballo de Nietzsche elDiario.es accessed 2022-01-29
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2022-01-29: "'Horrified' airline vows to stop shipping lab monkeys involved in Pennsylvania truck crash". Jnews J News accessed 2022-01-29
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2022-01-28: "Penangkapan Kera Secara Brutal di Indonesia Tuai Kecaman LSM Global". Rendy Wicaksana VOA accessed 2022-01-29
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2022-01-28: "LSM Dunia Kecam Kera Indonesia Ditangkap Brutal untuk Uji Coba di Amerika, China". Rendy Wicaksana VOA accessed 2022-01-29
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2022-01-27: "Breaking! Heart-Wrenching Footage Reveals Cruel Capture Of Indonesia's Wild Monkeys Exported For Research; This Must End!". Lauren Lewis World Animal News accessed 2022-01-29
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2022-01-24: "Program launched to tackle baboon menace in Saudi Arabia" Tareq Al-Thaqafi Arab News accessed 2022-03-11
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2022-01-23: "All 100 lab monkeys accounted for after several escape crash". AP News AP News accessed 2022-01-23
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2022-01-22: "Monkeys escape after truck carrying 100 animals to a laboratory crashes in US". Staff and agencies The Guardian accessed 2022-01-22
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2022-01-14: "DRC: Belgian justice sentences 3 wildlife traffickers". Boris Ngounou Afrik21 accessed 2022-01-16
2022-01-04: "CBP Officers Discover Undeclared Spider Monkeys at Progreso International Bridge". USCBP U.S. Customs and Border Protection accessed 2022-01-06
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2022-01-01: "Clash looms as LCC Monkeys 'raid' Lekki residents' homes". Chijioke Iremeka medium accessed 2022-01-02
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