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News Media Articles Involving Non-human Primates 2024

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.


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2024-02-23: [Baby Monkey Torture Content Producer in West Kalimantan Arrested] Wicaksono, Raden Ariyo Betahita accessed 2024-02-23
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2024-02-21: Macaque seized from online wildlife seller Wongsathorn Pungsriwanich Bangkok Post accessed 2024-02-22
2024-02-20: Proposed megafacility to breed monkeys in U.S. dismays activists and neighbors but excites scientists Sara Reardon Science accessed 2024-02-22
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2024-02-20: Feds fine Everett test lab for alleged animal welfare violations Janice Podsada HeraldNet accessed 2024-02-21
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2024-02-17: [Short Lifespan of Long-Tailed Monkeys] Sari, Amelia Rahima Interaktif accessed 2024-02-17
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2024-02-16: Plan for US 'mini-city' of 30,000 monkeys for medical research faces backlash Oliver Milman The Guardian accessed 2024-02-18
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2024-02-16: Controversial plan for large monkey farm in Mauritius The Animal Reader accessed 2024-02-17
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2024-02-15: BAS, hunters welcome bigger bounty for green monkeys Shamar Blunt medium accessed 2024-02-16
2024-02-15: Monkey breeders sue Georgia county officials after they peel away tax benefits for new facility Sam Sachs WSB-TV 2 Atlanta accessed 2024-02-16
2024-02-13: NEW DETAILS: Decatur Co. commissioners vote to take back support from monkey breeding facility project Lenah Allen WALB 10 News accessed 2024-02-16
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2024-02-13: 15,000 Monkeys: Outrage Over Proposed Farm in Mauritius News Moris Editor News Moris accessed 2024-02-14
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2024-02-12: [Latest news after more than a year of investigation into the monkey torture group revealed] Aditya GardaAnimalia.com accessed 2024-02-18
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2024-02-12: [Regarding the Monkey Torture Case, Sarah Kite: Social Media Must Be Responsible] Aditya GardaAnimalia.com accessed 2024-02-18
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2024-02-09: German zoo sparks outrage with plans to cull some of its 45-strong tribe of baboons and feed them to captive predators after contraception failed to stop the primates breeding Kuepper, Miriam Mail Online accessed 2024-02-10
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2024-02-09: [Selling Monkey Torture Content, Man from Singkawang Arrested by Police] Bayu Nanda Gardaanimalia.com accessed 2024-02-10
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2024-02-05: [Export: a breeding farm for 12,000 monkeys planned in Le Val] Patrick Hilbert Defimedia.info accessed 2024-02-06
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2024-02-02: Monkey Attacks Recently Observed in Japan, Thailand, India; What Is Making These Primates Aggressive? Stacy, Kendra The Science Times accessed 2024-02-03
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Irrespective of location or species, a huge contributing factor to monkey attacks or bites is over-habituation. Habituation refers to the process that animal researchers use to gain the trust of animals so that they can record or follow animal behavior. In such cases, the presence of researchers leads to limited impacts.

However, it is possible for animals to be unintentionally habituated. When animals stop fearing humans and end up becoming nuisances, they become over-habituated. In almost all over-habituation cases, the primary factor is human food. Wildlife may find human food irresistible. This food is easy to digest, dense in nutrients, and can be found in unattended backpacks or trash bins.

From an ecological standpoint, animals have reasons to maximize this resource of high quality. Hence, it is not surprising that animals would modify their fears and behaviors in order to adjust.
2024-02-01: Inside Elon Musk's Neuralink lab where 1,500 animals have been killed and test monkeys were subjected to 'extreme suffering' author(s) Mail Online accessed 2024-02-04
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2024-02-01: [Emergency status of long-tailed monkeys and macaques] Kennial Laia Betahita accessed 2024-02-03
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2024-02-01: Smoked monkey and whole sharks: the suitcase smugglers feeding Europe's hunger for bushmeat Phoebe Weston The Guardian accessed 2024-02-02
2024-01-31: The US uses endangered monkeys to test drugs. This law could free them. Martindale, Dayton Vox accessed 2024-02-01
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2024-01-31: Human contact with macaques increases virus risk: report Yu-hao, Ko and Chung, Jake Taiwan News accessed 2024-02-01
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2024-01-28: [Photo: Action against Monkey Trading in the Capital City] Oleh Agus Priatna inilah.com accessed 2024-01-29
2024-01-28: Watch: Escaped monkey spotted in Highland village BBC News accessed 2024-01-29
2024-01-28: Escaped UK monkey spotted stealing nuts in man's garden and climbing onto sauna Ryan Merrifield Mirror accessed 2024-01-29
2024-01-19: A rare glimpse of the swimming macaque wins 2023 Ocean Art contest Dunja Djudjic D|Y Photography accessed 2024-01-20
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2024-01-18: Baby monkeys rescued in Chile CTV News accessed 2024-01-19
2024-01-18: Plan for $400 million monkey-breeding facility in southwest Georgia draws protest ABC News accessed 2024-01-18
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2024-01-16: Residents speak out against new Bainbridge monkey facility Savannah Kelley WCTV Eyewitness News accessed 2024-01-18
2024-01-12: Illegal online trade of exotic pets running wild Sivanisvarry Morhan The Sun accessed 2024-01-13
2024-01-10: Oregon Man Guilty for Animal Crushing, Torture and Murder of Monkeys The Ashland Chronicle accessed 2024-01-12
2024-01-09: 'Escaped monkey' seen wandering around Gloucestershire village Lauren Beavis and Phil Norris GloucestershireLive accessed 2024-01-11
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2024-01-03: Primate facility proposal rankles Brazoria County residents Michael Marks Texas Standard accessed 2024-01-04
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2024-01-02: Monkey business: Furious neighbors slam plans for research center housing 43,000 primates next to their Texas properties James Gordon Mail Online accessed 2024-01-04
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