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Domestic Trade

Nonhuman Primates in Private Sector Possession

PowerPoint Presentations and Microsoft Word Documents

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Think You Want A 'Pet' Monkey? (PowerPoint)

Monkeys in the Private Sector (242 page MS Word document)

Monkeys as Surrogate Children (MS Word)

Sample Letter to Public Officials and Legislators (MS Word)

The Problem With Pet Primates in the United States (PowerPoint presentation for Public Officials and Legislators)

The Captive Wildlife Epidemic in the U.S. (PowerPoint presentation)

Captive Wild/Exotic Animals in the U.S. - Trade Flow Chart (.pdf)

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Click here to go to IPPL's article and call for letters regarding endangered primates as victims of the pet trade

Click here to go to IPPL's article 'The US Pet Monkey Trade'

Click here to read about the plight of monkeys/apes kept as "pets"

Click here to read the Position Statement of the State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV) and its recommendation on private sector ownership of nonhuman primates

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