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Captive Primate Safety Act

Jonas (Minus the) Brothers

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 09.12.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Most people who acquire primates lack the means to provide for these animals' behavioral and nutritional needs. The animals end up locked in a cage in the basement or a garage after they mature and start to bite and scratch or tear down the drapes and rip up the couch.

An Exclusive Video Interview With Charla Nash

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

She's a remarkable woman with an incredible spirit, and someone who wants to be known not just as a victim, but primarily as an agent of change and reform.

Will Congress Heed Charla Nash's Message?

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

After being called to help calm her boss' adult male pet chimpanzee Travis at home, Charla Nash suffered a disfiguring attack from the powerful 200-pound animal that left her barely alive.

Chimp Attack Spurs 'Primates As Pets' Legislation

The Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ben Smith at Politico has the following press release today, regarding new 'primates as pets' legislation being introduced in the aftermath of Travis ...

A Step Toward Human and Primate Safety

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Primates pose serious risks; they can transmit diseases, and inflict serious physical harm. These risks are increased by interstate transport of the animals.

Unfinished Business

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Among the very first Congressional bills introduced this week were two important measures to protect wildlife and should be on the fast track to getting over the finish line in the new session.