S.1498 - Captive Primate Safety Act

A bill to amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to prohibit the import, export, transportation, sale, receipt, acquisition, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce of any live animal of any prohibited wildlife species, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Short: Captive Primate Safety Act as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to prohibit the import, export, transportation, sale, receipt, acquisition, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce of any live animal of any prohibited wildlife species, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Captive Primate Safety Act as reported to senate.

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  • MonkeyGramma 07/24/2008 12:01pm

    This bill would exempt laboratories, zoos, & sanctuaries but these entities comprise the bulk of the problem areas. When properly cared for, primates in private ownership do not pose a threat to the general public or to their owners. Primates are not predatory by nature, have been raised domestically since importation bans in the early 1970’s (hence no ‘wild’ or dangerous diseases), & are well adjusted to life with human primates.

    A more appropriate bill for the protection of primates would be to require approved training, permits, or some other method to ensure that non-human primates in private homes are receiving the proper care.

    Animal rights activist are using their money to persuade our legislators that life in the wild or in the hands of those exempt from S1498 are the only people capable of caring for a primate. This, among most of their statements that contradict the facts on record, just is not true.


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