The Problem With  Pet  Primates in the United States

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17 states have no restrictions 18 states ban private sector possession 7 states require a permit 5 states have partial bans [banning certain species] 2 states have partial bans [certain species]; permits required for other species 1 state requires being bondedAside from state laws, many municipalities, cities, and/or counties across the United States prohibit private possession of nonhuman primates. New laws and regulations prohibiting monkeys and apes from being kept as

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1. Presentation to illustrate the scope of the problem; inherent risks, and to present recommended policies as a solution. The Problem With ‘Pet’ Primates in the United States

2. Summary Of U.S. State Laws Regarding Private Sector Possession Of Nonhuman Primates

3. Check www.PetMonkey.Info for updates

4. States With No Restrictions On Private Sector Possession Of Nonhuman Primates:

5. Nonhuman primates pose safety and health risks to their possessors and any person coming into contact with them. Nonhuman primates are notorious for harboring deadly and contagious diseases such as tuberculosis, Hepatitis, and Simian Herpes B. Hazards are far greater for the typical person, who is most likely unfamiliar with the pathogenesis of disease. Most private sector primate owners lack the knowledge, devotion, and ambition necessary to prevent disease transmission from their ‘pet’.

6. Bites from nonhuman primates can cause severe lacerations. Wounds may become infected, with the potential to reach the bone and cause permanent deformity.

7. Bites from nonhuman primates (cont.) Many reported monkey bites have resulted in serious injury to the individual who possessed the animal, to a neighbor, or to a stranger on the street.

8. Bites from nonhuman primates (cont.)

9. Bites from nonhuman primates (cont.) This wound was caused by a small female java macaque who had been considered a "sweet loving pet" for eight years.

10. Children are especially vulnerable to being attacked since monkeys and apes are naturally inclined to establish dominance hierarchies. This nine-year-old Montgomery County, Texas boy was playing in his yard when he was suddenly attacked by a neighbor’s ‘pet’ macaque monkey. Of the attack, the boy says, “The monkey started jumping. He got this arm, then he jumped to this arm and started yanking, and going back and forth to a leg and both my arms, like, taking turns on all of them."

11. Inhumane and Unnatural Treatment

12. Inhumane and Unnatural Treatment (cont.)

13. Inhumane and Unnatural Treatment (cont.)

14. Primates in the private sector Photo Gallery

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39. Policies and Position Statements

40. Recommended Policies The National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians recommends federal and state legislation prohibiting: private ownership of NHP; future commerce in NHP for the pet trade; privately owned "grandfathered" NHP: from all public areas or in any type of exhibition (except in transport to a veterinary facility, or during legal transport) from breeding

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