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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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  • 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.
  • Ralph Robles
    Ralph Robles United States, Arlington
    Aug 23, 2016
    Aug 23, 2016
    You should ban guns not monkeys pa make it real easy to get a concealed permit but really hard to get a pet permit
  • Leah
    Leah United States, Homestead
    Aug 04, 2016
    Aug 04, 2016
    I need a monkey!
  • Shayna snyder
    Shayna snyder United States
    Jul 30, 2016
    Jul 30, 2016
    Please remove ban on ownership of monkeys. The state of Pennsylvania, like others, should have a mandatory permit to own such animals. As a pet owner, the ban on monkey ownership is limiting and discriminating. I consider myself a responsible pet owner and it is upsetting that even though I'm able to care for a monkey to the fullest I am not given the chance to do so. Thank you
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