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Friday, November 20, 2009

Stop The Trade Of Selling and Buying Primates..... Support The Captive Primate Safety Act!!!!!!!

From Chimpanzee Information to Lola Ya Bonobo "Thank you For making more awareness". We all need to stick together to help all of the primates; as pets, experimental subjects, entertainment, circus and wild.

This is what we found today:

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Tufted capuchin female baby 6 weeks old $7,500
Tufted capuchin male baby 5 weeks old $7,500
Tufted capuchin male 4 months old $7,000
Tufted capuchin male 6 months old $6,500
Black & white capuchin male baby weeks old $7,500
Baby Javas males $5,200/ females $5,500 - Male Available Now at discount!!
Baby Greens males $5,200 /females $5,500 - one Male and one Female at discount price now!!
Baby Bonnets males $5,500 /females $5,800 - Male Available Now!!
Baby Baboon taking deposits $4,000-$4,500
Babies Ringtail Lemurs $2,500 m/f Florida only/one male available in Texas
Babies Black & White Lemurs: 4 months old $6,500 m Florida only
Pigtail Macaques: 3 babies due soon- males $5,200 / females $5,500
Snow Macaques: baby due soon, call to reserve $5,200 male/ $5,500 female
Squirrel monkeys: one male left for this season! $5,500
Tri-Color Lemurs: Juveniles, parent raised - Florida only $5,000 each - beautiful coloring!
Spider monkey male baby $9,500/females $10,500-12,000
Kinkajou babies $2,500 each
Ringtail Lemurs: 2 males, 4 months old, $2200 each Florida only

Please help STOP the trafficking in primates:

Please, please everyone, write to your congress representative here:

And copy and paste this message:

Dear Senator,

I would like to support the

The Captive Primate Safety Act

Most people keep domesticated animals, whether it’s a dog, cat or a cow. We know the biological systems in their bodies that control stress responses are down-regulated relative to wild animals. This means that the average dog, cat, cow, etc. stays much more calm in a stressful situation than a wolf, lion or buffalo. Because domesticated animals do not become as stressed, they rarely if ever attack humans compared to wild animals. It’s true that 23 Americans died last year from dog bites, but this statistic would be many times higher if the 68 million dog owners had instead lived in as close contact with wolves. By living together with us for thousands of years, domesticated animals have been bred to live together with humans relatively harmoniously. Domestication is the process of breeding out aggression toward humans

Primates are not domesticated animals. While a tiny percentage of pet dogs will bite a human, all primates will readily bite a human.

ALL primates potentially carry diseases deadly to humans including Herpes B, Yellow Fever, Monkeypox, Ebola virus, Marburg virus, SIV, HIV and Tuberculosis.

Most primates, including chimpanzees, are highly endangered. It is illegal to own, purchase or sell primates in Africa. Unfortunately, an international trade rages in Africa –- including the sale of primates. Hunters shoot mothers and sell their bodies as meat to rich city dwellers who can afford the luxury. They pull babies off the backs of their dead mothers to sell in the markets as pets. However, these pet traders are doing nothing worse than what is done in the United States legally: baby primates are pulled off their mothers’ backs and sold as pets.

Primate ownership in the US is hypocritical when we are trying to conserve them in the wild.

I support this bill, and I urge you to do the same,



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Lynn M, on 20 Nov 2009

This is horrific. I can’t believe this activity is permitted. Thank you for telling us all about this. I have written to my representatatives and asked my friends to do the same.


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