Monkey News: 1. Scientists Discover New Species of Monkey in Africa: Scientists from the German Primate Center have discovered a new species of monkey in the remote forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The newly discovered species, which has been named DeBrazza's monkey, is a medium-sized primate that is light grey with a white ruff around its face. It is the first monkey species to be discovered in Africa in more than two decades. 2. Vervet Monkeys Adapt to Human Encroachment: A new study has found that Vervet monkeys are able to adapt to human encroachment on their habitats. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, found that the monkeys were able to adjust their behavior to cope with changes in food sources, habitat, and other environmental factors caused by humans. 3. Monkeys Use Tools to Crack Open Nuts: A new study has found that monkeys are able to use tools to crack open nuts. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Tokyo, found that macaques were able to successfully break open nuts using sticks and rocks. The study shows that the monkeys are able to use tools in a sophisticated way, a behavior
As University of Massachusetts–Amherst (UMass) graduates and their families arrive at the school’s commencement ceremony on Friday, PETA supporters in As University of Massachusetts–Amherst (UMass) graduates and their families arrive at the school’s commencement ceremony on Friday, PETA supporters in funereal garb and marmoset masks will pose in coffins to call attention to the monkeys killed in the school’s cruel “menopause” experiments. A PETA “mourner” will play video footage recorded inside the laboratory where these experiments are carried out, revealing how the animals there are tormented in costly and useless studies.
Please see the following statement from PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) citation of JKL Nevada-based JKL Secure Freight Lines has endangered animals and the public—and now the feds have stepped in. Following our formal complaint to the USDA on February 16, which led the feds to cite Worldwide Primates, JKL was cited for violating the federal Animal Welfare Act for its role in transporting 167 long-tailed macaques across the country from Worldwide Primates in Miami to the Charles River Laboratories facility in Reno, Nevada, without proper veterinary examinations, which is a violation of the law. JKL is a repeat offender. After a PETA complaint in April 2022, the USDA cited the company for violating this very same federal requirement 14 separate times.Charles River Laboratories is under federal investigation for its monkey importation practices. The monkey importation and transport business is rife with violations and cruelty and needs to be shut down now.
Because Whole Foods is selling coconut milk from Thailand—including through its own 365 by Whole Foods Market brand—even though PETA Asia investigations Because Whole Foods is selling coconut milk from Thailand—including through its own 365 by Whole Foods Market brand—even though PETA Asia investigations have revealed that monkeys in that country are caged, kept in isolation, chained for life, and trained through fear of punishment to pick coconuts, PETA “monkeys” will dump wheelbarrows full of humanely picked coconuts outside a Whole Foods store in Fort Lauderdale, near the Whole Foods Southeast regional office, as part of a new international campaign against the company. The action follows PETA’s successful campaign against HelloFresh, which has now confirmed that Thai coconut milk will be out of its meal-kit service by this summer.
Performance Food Group has confirmed that it will stop sourcing coconut milk from Thailand following a PETA Asia investigation revealing that monkeys are Performance Food Group has confirmed that it will stop sourcing coconut milk from Thailand following a PETA Asia investigation revealing that monkeys are chained, whipped, beaten, and forced to spend long hours picking coconuts from trees. In thanks, PETA is sending the locally based food distribution company—which has more than 150 centers nationwide—delicious monkey-shaped vegan chocolates.
Conservationists at Chester Zoo are celebrating the birth of a rare Sulawesi crested macaque monkey – one of the world’s most endangered primates. The new arrival, who is yet to be sexed or named, was born on 16 May to...
A new birth of an endangered species is certainly something to celebrate! The Philadelphia Zoo welcomed a baby François’ Langur, the first born at the facility. The little one was named Quý Báu, pronounced “Kwee Bow,” which in Vietnamese means “something precious.” Her mom, Mei Mei, had a difficult time adjusting …