Primates Incorporated (PI) is licensed with the USDA under the category “exhibitor”–the only realistic category the USDA has for animal sanctuary. The University of Wisconsin is licensed by the USDA as a “research facility”.
Since Primates Incorporated has USDA licensing in common with research facilities, transfer of primates from the research facility to the sanctuary will be a smooth transition.
PI is accredited through the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) – innovative guidelines that help sanctuaries exceed the federal (USDA) standards. PI is also a member of the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA) – a nonprofit collaborative organization aimed at helping to strengthen the primate sanctuary community and resources.