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

Shelby Walters
Shelby Walters 55 Comments
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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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  • Tara Slater
    Tara Slater United States
    Dec 28, 2017
    Dec 28, 2017
    taraslater1973@gmail.com
  • Nicole
    Dec 15, 2017
    Dec 15, 2017
    Let us have monkeys
  • Melanie Sue
    Melanie Sue United States, Mckeesport
    Nov 16, 2017
    Nov 16, 2017

    I have a physical disability that significantly hinders my ability to care for a dog or cat or other usual and much larger family-type pet. Because of my disability, I don't get out of the house very often. Frankly, it is very boring and depressing being here by myself day and night. I've always wanted a very small "companion pet." The Pygmy Marmosat, in particular, is my choice for a "new friend." I know the wheels of justice sometimes turn very slowly. But, I would like to welcome a new pet into my home while I'm still able to care for something so small and while I can really enjoy the bonding process and the companionship. Im very interested in the interactions between us - how 2 different species will learn to communicate with each other, to trust each other, and to bring joy to each
    other's lives.
  • Mike Parker
    Mike Parker United States, Coatesville
    Nov 07, 2017
    Nov 07, 2017
    I am paralyzed in a wheelchair and would like a capuchin monkey helper. They are trained through Helping Hands Monkey Helpers, and so far no luck with the PA ban. PLEASE help us responsible people.
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