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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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  • Eric Gonzalez
    Eric Gonzalez United States, Reading
    Jun 23, 2016
    Jun 23, 2016
    I want to get one as a helper. I am disabled and would like to have one.
  • ANGELA RUNCO
    ANGELA RUNCO United States, North Versailles
    Jun 14, 2016
    Jun 14, 2016
    please lift ban on all marmoset monkey
  • Angela Runco
    Angela Runco United States, North Versailles
    Jun 01, 2016
    Jun 01, 2016
    please lift the ban place restrictions instead for responsible owners require us to get licensed and go thru wildlife training anything but flat out banning us to own such an intelligent animal
  • Angie Reimert
    Angie Reimert United States, Allentown
    May 31, 2016
    May 31, 2016
    I support the petition to remove the ban on primates in Pa.
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