Wildlife experts warn against ownership of capuchin monkeys

04/27/2010 | ABC News

Wildlife officials are discouraging the public from owning capuchin monkeys on grounds that they can be destructive. "Keeping monkeys as pets threatens public health and safety as well as animal welfare. They can attack, they can spread disease and the average pet owner cannot meet their needs in captivity," a wildlife expert says. AVMA and the ASPCA do not support using primates as service or assistance animals, according to this article.

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