The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Monday, January 17, 2011

There are still uneducated people that think it's OK to own Monkeys

Well folks look at this..... This is a group of people that totally believe that people should be able to own monkeys, etc. They say they want animal welfare, not animal rights. Aren't they the same? If you can't have animal rights then that means that these people do not want anyone checking up on them so they can do as they please with these primates. They don't want to be dictated to as to what they own, how they treat them, how they house them, their vet care or anything else. If animals have rights, they have the right to be in habitats that are large enough for them, live as natural as possible, live with others of their own kind, and NOT be treated as a substitute for a child. This would mean no teeth pulling, no clothing, no human junk food, etc. If the animals could talk what would they tell us? I have an idea "LEAVE US ALONE!, LET US BE WHAT WE ARE"

This is their goals and beliefs.........

My goal is to inform the public the truth regarding pet primates in the United States, to provide current owners with enrichment ideas for their primates, and educate those who believe they want a monkey about the responsibilities that come with owning a monkey by providing objective information. I want to show the public that monkeys are not the violent, diseased animals that animal rights groups portray. They can be very loving, affectionate, and caring companions when raised under the right circumstances. I support 100% responsible ownership of all exotic pets, but I do believe that there should be FAIR regulations regarding exotic animal ownership, and domestic as well, to prevent the casual acquisition and suffering of animals who are placed in homes where owners do not have the knowledge and means to properly care for them.

same level of care and responsibility one would need to give a 2 year old human. The “Terrible Two’s” stage will last the ENTIRE duration of a monkeys life. Primates are very curious. They can and will get into everything and anything within reach (considering that they all climb, everything not under lock and key is within reach). Vet care is expensive, about 3-5 times more than dog vet care because an exotic animal vet is required. They are already illegal in many states/counties, with many more working on bans or other legislation.

Remember, it is not the animal that is the problem, but owners who are not educated in their care!

"If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears, one destroys." Native American, Chief Dan George

The Threat of Animal Rights

Animal rights groups are pushing our legislators now more than ever to further their cause of total animal liberation. Animal rights groups such as People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Humane Society of the United States (HSUS, not to be confused with local human society shelters), Animal Liberation Front (ALF), and Animal Protection Institute of America use misleading and often false statements regarding both domestic and exotic animal ownership. All pet owners, not just those who own exotics, need to stick together to protect our rights to own our pets. Remember, animal rights wants to eliminate all animals from homes, zoos, and entertainment. If they continue to pass laws prohibiting ownership, the only result will be the extinction of many animals, such as lions and tigers. Many exotics have few left in the wild, and humans will continue to encroach on their natural habitats. If these exotics were left ONLY in the wild, in a matter of years they would be at or near extinction. Is up to responsible owners and zoological institutions to continue to breed these animals in captivity so that our children will be able to witness first hand the magnificence of these creatures, and not just see them through the pages of an encyclopedia. In the US, importation of endangered species is strictly monitored to prevent the capturing of wild populations. Most developed countries follow CITES guidelines. Exotics in the US are captive bred and are in fact contributing to the survival of many species of animals.



Below are organizations that support responsible ownership of exotic animals and help preserve those rights. I encourage you to visit their sites and learn about other exotics and the issues that affect our rights.

Check these people out here  and to read their beliefs in full and the others they refer people to
If you go here, at the bottom of the page you can see how tiny the cages are where these poor pet monkeys live!

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