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RE: Primate Proposition

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Posted by: gdanzig1280 at Wed May 5 00:54:40 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by gdanzig1280 ]  
   

Very well said. I have a 2 year old java macaque. When I was looking for a vet I heard the best way to describe how "nasty" primates are, when I asked If he had to suit up to see my java as I heard some do he said, most people eat, sleep and bath with there monkeys so If they are not sick then me touching one sure as hell aint going to get sick. I saw a statistic list on the net that shows frequency of animal bites and you are way by far more likely to get bitten by your dog, cat , hamster, bird or any other pet than you are by your monkey but just like pitbulls you only hear the bad stories. I cant count how many times I have been bitten by my pets but that dont keep me from going right back to them but a newborn baby can count the times my monkey has bitten me not in play because it is zero. As far as should we own then oh hell yea. These primates have never saw the forest or jungle and if you throw them out there they would die because just like captive snakes, birds, lizards and ALL other pets their ancesters came from the wild and for the past 30 some years monkey are captive bred only. We came from the wild as well so what if we went back to our roots, how well would you do? To say that primates are bad would be to say that humans are bad because some are serial killers or criminals.
If you dont agree with owning a primate than dont get one but dont try to stop me because I love them. You want to talk about seemingly cruel what about birds that are kept in cages there whole life or dogs that are tied to trees for years or snakes that live in aquariums, my monkey lives in my house, sleeps in my bed, travels with my family and plays in my yard and swims in my pool, some humans dont get all that. I dont agree with some things that others do so I stay away from the places those people gather to meet and chat or talk about their hobby so for those of you that dont like monkey owners get the hell off this forum because its for us monkey owners not you.
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