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Remove PA ban on Capuchin, Marmoset, and Squirrel Monkey's

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The following petition is to request that the State of Pennsylvania removes the following ban for possessing capuchin, squirrel, and marmoset monkey's as a pet. The Pennsylvania law currently states the following: ยง 137.1. Importation, possession, sale and release of certain wildlife. (a) Unless otherwise provided in this section or the act, it is unlawful for a person to import, possess, sell, offer for sale or release within this Commonwealth the following wild animals or wild birds or the eggs of the birds or a crossbreed or hybrid of the wild animals or wild birds, which are similar in appearance: (7) The order Primates. All families of nonhuman primates. Capuchin's reach a height of 12-22 inches, and normally reach between 3-9lbs at adulthood. Squirrel Monkey's reach a height of 25-35cm and normally reach up to 2lbs. at adulthood. Marmosets are the world's smallest monkey the can reach up to 1 foot tall and at adulthood normally reach up to 1lb. At full maturity each one is the same or smaller than a human newborn baby. These animals are no more, if not are less harmful to have as a pet than a dog, cat, snake, spider, etc. And are in fact the most similar to an actual human. Primates are very smart and have the ability to learn many things, and have the ability to become a wonderful pet (family member). Primates can also serve for therapeutic purposes if trained the properly. We believe with the ban removed, certain laws of ownership could be in place to assure that people who would acquire one as a pet would have to meet certain regulations. Banned means no chance what-so-ever, please give us responsible and serious pet owners a chance to prove these 3 particular primates can make wonderful pets and would raise no more hassle than merely owning a dog/cat or other lawful house pet. Please remove/revise the ban of owning these particular primates in the State of Pennsylvania.

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Nov 02, 2016
    Nov 02, 2016
    Yes, remove the PA ban on capuchin, marmoset, and squirrel monkey's. that said, We the American people DEMAND to know the TRUTH, so before you VOTE, watch this very highly informative video the biased mainstream media underreports, hides, and will never show it to the American people: Hillary Clinton: A Career Criminal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kypl1MYuKDY
  • susan thompson
    susan thompson United States, Erie
    Oct 24, 2016
    Oct 24, 2016
    tghis is so wrong ,pit bulls are more dangereous then marmoset monkeys,there have been alot of pit bull attacks here in erie pa then i can count ,remove this ban plz.
  • Dawn Ann Botts
    Dawn Ann Botts United States, Erie
    Oct 03, 2016
    Oct 03, 2016
    Birds carry avion flu. Snakes strangle babies, and turtles have dirty mouths. I understand tigers and such, but not monkeys. Plus if we are willing to spend a lot of money. I don't think we are going to take a chance of them being taken away.
  • Karen W
    Karen W United States, Windber
    Sep 20, 2016
    Sep 20, 2016
    Please PLEASE please remove the ban on capuchin, marmoset & squirrel monkeys in PA! - They are sweet animals that we should have this right to have on my property if I wish.
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