Taken from the Jane Goodall Institute
To House of Representatives and U.S. Senator’s
If you care about chimpanzees and other endangered wildlife species. We urge you to end the trade of captive primates by sponsoring the Captive Primate Safety Act.
This bill has already been introduced into the House of Representatives [H.R. 2920].
Inadequate laws in the U.S. relating to the private ownership of primates pose a serious threat to public safety and animal welfare. The exotic pet trade has resulted in hundreds of human and primate injuries and hampered global primate conservation efforts. This bill will expand the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to prohibit the importation, exportation, sale and purchase of all nonhuman primates like chimpanzees in interstate or foreign commerce.
I thank you in advance for reviewing the private trade of nonhuman primates with the intention to protect chimpanzees and other primates from harm and exploitation.