April 22, 2013
Tell the Pop Star He Can Set a Great Example
Justin Bieber just can't seem to stay out of the animal-exploitation spotlight. This time, for having his 14-week-old capuchin monkey confiscated in late March when he tried to bring her into Germany illegally on his private jet.
Mally had been with Bieber for at least a month; even now she is way too young to be without her mother. Such a traumatic uprooting has been shown to create serious life-long problems, sometimes even death.
"At our Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary we have witnessed firsthand the amazing transformation monkeys can make given a supportive and nurturing environment," says our sanctuary's director, Tim Ajax.
Bieber has a chance to right this wrong and relinquish Mally so that she can immediately go to a sanctuary and live with her peers. If he decides to fight for custody, it could mean months — even years — before Mally gets that second, better chance at life.
Please tell the pop megastar to do the right thing and make a "belieber" out of us all!
For the animals,
P.S. Please consider helping primates closer to home by making a donation to Born Free USA's Primate Sanctuary.