Monkey on the loose killed after biting game warden
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#1 Sep 15, 2011
The inherent need for humans wanting to own what they claim to love inevitably leads to disaster for exotic animals. We dont know if the Capuchin monkeys that were let loose by this sanctuary were former pets, but more than likely, they were. Monkeys, chimpanzees, and other non-human primates may look cute and cuddly, but they should never be kept as pets. Keeping non-human primates as pets is cruel to the animal and dangerous to the guardians. Many primates are given up to sanctuaries after their guardians realize they can no longer manage their pets. At Born Free USAs Primate Sanctuary, around 10% of our current non-human primate residents are former pets that their guardians no longer wanted.
Non-human primates, like humans, require interactions with other members of their species, which even the most well-meaning caretaker cannot provide in a captive environment. When loneliness causes primates stress, they often react by becoming violent and unpredictable. In turn, many guardians force their primates to live the majority of their lives in small cages. Some even have the animals teeth and nails surgically removed to mitigate the severity of potential injuries inflicted onto humans, although this rarely helps. Please visit our Exotics Database ( http://www.bornfreeusa.org/database ) a sampling of incidents involving primates around the nation.
In order to protect people and primates, it is imperative for law makers to impose bans on owning primates. Please support legislation in your state to keep primates out of the hands of private citizens and in the wild where they belong.
- Born Free USA
#2 Jun 19, 2012
Ahh yes Californians. Always wanting to control others and implement regulations and bans. Look at what they have done their their own state. Texas can handle it's own affairs best sweetheart. Plenty of primates for you to worry about in LA...
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