Flagship Monkey Research 'Success Story' Owes Everything to Human - Not Monkey - Investigations

Michelle Thew | Posted 28.01.2017 | UK
Michelle Thew

Cruelty Free International has recently published a second response to their letter, in which we highlight the evidence that - in contrast to this claim - human clinical research is the foundation to deep brain stimulation, and not experiments on monkeys.

Animal Rights Group Slams Creation Of World's First 'Autistic' Monkeys

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK

Anti-vivisectionists have lambasted the "cruel" and "flawed" creation of the world's first ever autistic monkeys. Scientists in China have genetica...

Monkey Business: Can an Animal Own the Rights to Its Own Image?

Wayne Beynon | Posted 22.01.2017 | UK
Wayne Beynon

If an animal takes a selfie, does it own the rights? While this may sound like a modern day riddle, it is in fact a question that a Californian court had to consider after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) took issue with a Welsh photographer's picture of a monkey.

Safari Park Monkeys Have Sex On Car Bonnet, Scar Young Girl For Life

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Comedy

When this family went for a nice day out at the safari park, they probably thought they'd see the usual lazy animals off in the distance and troubleso...

Reflections of a Sentient Being

Stephen Fear | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK
Stephen Fear

I was terrified when the kidnappers pounced, my family ran screeching into the trees. My mum tried to free me but didn't know how. I wonder where she is now, was she caught too? My greatest hope is that she isn't chained to a post like me.

The Monkeys of Paradise

Michelle Thew | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK
Michelle Thew

We look forward to the day when the reputation of Mauritius is no longer overshadowed with this controversy and the country's status as an island paradise can attract many more travellers from across the world.

What Can Monkeys Teach Hipsters About Beard Evolution?

Mia Rozenbaum | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mia Rozenbaum

When you live high in rainforest canopies with other closely related species, what you do need to recognise is your own kind, for breeding and other social purposes. Could Hipsters be trying to stand out in the city jungle as a different species?

Mostly out of Africa: From Monkey to Man

Frontier | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK

A recently discovered early primate has revealed that a distant ancient relative of modern day humans may have evolved earlier than originally thought. The primate fossil resembles modern day tarsiers from south-east Asia and is believed to be 55 million years old.

Born To Lead? Monkey Brains Give You the Answer

Frontier | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Tech

A scientific study from Oxford University made an interesting discovery about macaque monkeys, their brains and its relation to their position in the social hierarchy. According to the study, monkeys seem to have specialised brains that indicates whether they are a leader or a follower...

Need A Moment Of Calm? Watch This Tiny Monkey Getting A Massage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Ninita the pygmy marmoset was born deaf and abandoned by her parents. She was taken in by the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation - a non-profit wild...

So Monkey Weddings Are Actually A Thing

Zoom.In | Chris York | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK

Over 200 Northern Indian villagers attended the Hindu wedding ceremony for two monkeys......

Beginning at Bali...

Noelle Reno | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

We visited over the Christmas/New Year's holiday. Four days of torrential rain storms greeted us. My boyfriend hadn't been on a beach holiday in years, later asking me if I checked the weather report before booking the trip (oops, hello monsoon season). Luckily the rain lifted on day 5 and the next week was blissfully sunny.

This Tired Cat Wants To Have A Snooze. This Playful Monkey Has Other Ideas...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Comedy

What happens when the world's most playful monkey meets the world's most patient cat? This. Five minutes of a literally cheeky monkey walking ov...

The Living Nightmare for Primates Used in Research

Michelle Thew | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK
Michelle Thew

Awakening from sedation and finding yourself restrained by the neck and your limbs locked into a sealed case sounds like something from a Kafkaesque prison dystopia, yet this terrifying device is one of many tools used by researchers underplaying the suffering of animals inside their laboratories.

Monkeys, Ghosts And The Ocean 'Cannot Claim Copyright'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Tech

What do ghosts, monkeys, elephants and the Holy Spirit have in common? None of them can claim copyright in America. That's according to the US C...

If You Want a Photo With a Wild Animal, Take a Selfie on Safari...

Stephanie Allen | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Allen

Now summer is in full swing, social media sites are becoming quickly clogged up with holiday snaps of glorious beaches and scenery to lament over. But there's another photo appearing across British profile pages that we should all be concerned about...

Monkey's Forced To Ride Miniature Motorbikes

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK

At first glance this monkey looks like he's having a whale of a time. But look closer and notice the lead around his neck... It's a shocking exa...

Cruelty Still Flies With Air France

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

Most passengers aboard Air France flights probably have no idea that in the cargo holds right beneath their feet could huddle dozens of terrified monkeys locked in small boxes and headed for nightmarish laboratories or that their ticket supported a company that is knowingly delivering these unfortunate primate passengers to laboratories...

Grief-Stricken Macaque Monkey Cradles Dead Baby (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK

These heart-breaking images show a mother macaque monkey tenderly holding her dead baby in her arms. Wildlife photographer Andrew Walmsley capture...

An Essex Lemur's Audacious Bid For Freedom

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK

A red lemur has made a somewhat audacious bid for freedom, escaping Colchester Zoo and scampering down the busy road. But unable to resist the lure...

Endangered Monkeys 'Stolen To Order' From Blackpool Zoo

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK

Five endangered monkeys snatched from Blackpool zoo have sparked an international hunt, as police revealed the animals were likely "stolen to order". ...

When Will Mauritius Stop the Cruel Exploitation of Its Native Population of Wild Primates?

Michelle Thew | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK
Michelle Thew

The BUAV believes strongly that the establishment of primate testing facilities in Mauritius will simply encourage further use of these animals at a time when their use is being challenged. We urge the people of Mauritius not to allow its country to be part of an industry that inflicts such great pain and suffering on primates.

WATCH: Monkey Takes Selfie

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Comedy

A GoPro camera, no less. Well, naturally our ape friends have good taste. YouTuber Ailton Schoemberger was going to feed the monkeys Uluwatu Templ...

Openness in Animal Research Must Mean More Than a Pre-Arranged Visit Around a Laboratory

Michelle Thew | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Michelle Thew

We assume we live a free country; we can speak freely and know the truth. But I believe that being confronted by the truth can be a reminder of how elusive a commodity truth is and how often - quite deliberately - we're kept in the dark.

Why the Hindu Community Needs to Help the Monkeys of Mauritius

Michelle Thew | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Michelle Thew

Lord Hanuman is one of the most popular idols in the Hindu religion and is worshipped as a symbol of physical strength, perseverance and devotion. The 'monkey god', is revered by Hindu communities around the world, including a considerable segment of the population on the paradise island of Mauritius.