Protect Our Relatives

Primates are wild animals, and should not live in a home environment with humans.

Primates are wild animals, and should not live in a home environment with humans.

No one should have a primate as a pet. Cute cuddly monkeys grow into strong and sometimes aggressive adults. Chimps who are often performers on television and in the movies are retired while still young as they become more difficult to handle. Along with their strength and potentially aggressive behaviors toward us, these animals carry zoonotic diseases, such as Herpes B, salmonella, tuberculosis, and Ebola. Therefore, we need to protect us from them. Additionally, we need to protect them from us. Becoming a pet in someone’s home is not the right environment for a wild animal. The Captive Primate Safety Act, HR 2856 and S 1463, will correct these issues as it would stop the sale of primates between states for the exotic pet trade.

Write your representative and senators and urge them to support the Captive Primate Safety Act.

 

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