Oppose the Primate Safety Act…Animal Rights Activists Are Back Doing Their Monkey Business.

Help stop the Primate Safety Act-there is no need for this bill!!!

Animal Rights Activists Are Back Doing Their Monkey Business.

The federal government is attempting to make current legal owners of primates, wildlife criminals by making legally acquired pets illegal. Please contact BOTH you Senator and Representative with your message. Sample letter below C/P or write your own…Thank You!!! -B

Dear Representative_____________________,

The Captive Primate Safety Act is the next step in an animal rights agenda to force the ‘extinction of all primates in captivity’ as if the keeping primates was at the top of any list as a great public safety issue when in fact, it is not! HR4306 and S.1324  – The Captive Primate Safety Act is the next step in an animal rights agenda as they seek total animal liberation!

The extremists will never be satisfied until all captive wildlife is driven into extinction. Proof of this statement can be seen in their latest attempt to get the federal government to violate state’s rights and use unsubstantiated excuses to prohibit activities not involved in interstate commerce.

U.S. Reps. Michael Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore. introduced H.R. 4306, the Captive Primate Safety Act, which would amend the Lacey Act to prohibit interstate commerce of monkeys, apes and other nonhuman primates for the exotic pet trade. The Safety Act, amends exemption for USDA licensed professionals. The Humane Society of the United States, the Humane Society Legislative Fund and Born Free USA are Animal Rights Extremists organizations that are backing both of these bills.; which, as you know, have been lobbying throughout the country for all animal liberation under the guise of a public safety issue.

A Senate version of the Captive Primate Safety Act, S. 1324, was introduced last July by U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., David Vitter, R-La., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.

Only AZA member zoos are exempt from the prohibition on possession, ownership and breeding primates. The Primate Safety Act is a federal exemption to a ‘private club’ of animal owners, giving AZA zoos an unfair monopoly on the exhibition of primates is in violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.

Federally tax-exempt sanctuaries that do not breed, buy, or sell, are exempt from the prohibition on possession and ownership. This puts the lives of many primates to be displaced by this legislation; into facilities that are entirely dependent upon volunteer labor and public charity.

This act will usurp the authority of state wildlife agencies to permit and regulate wildlife holding and breeding inside their borders.

This act will usurp the authority of the US Fish and Wildlife Service to issue Interstate Commerce permits and Captive Bred Wildlife registrations.

USDA licensed breeders and exhibitors will be prohibited from engaging in the commercial activity that their federal license permits.

Irreplaceable genetic lines of primates will be managed into extinction.

Captive habitat for primates created by circus, television, movie, outreach education, and conservation breeding and zoological facilities will be eliminated.

The Primate Safety Act “protects the public” by eliminating almost all the primates and the public’s access to viewing them. This protects no one or the animals.

The Primate Safety Act is another animal rights agenda cloaked in the false label of “public safety” to enable these extremists to manipulate public opinion and legislators into thinking that a safety issue is being addressed; this is far from true.

Both these bills infringe upon the rights of Americans that is guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights and state constitutions. Please oppose these bills.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
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Act now, to stop this from becoming a very BAD law -KILL THE BILL!!!! Write to your Senator and House Representative, and of course the sponsors of these BAD bills; make sure they get your message. and let them know you do not want them to support these bills, or vote for this outrageous animal rights agenda.

The Captive Primate Safety Act is narrowly crafted to target the commerce in and private possession of primates, and would impact zoos, universities and/or wildlife sanctuaries. The HSUS, HSLF and Born Free USA are calling on Congress to move the legislation expeditiously so it can be signed into law this year. This legislation was approved by the full House and by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee during the last congressional session, but was not enacted into law. We need to make certain that they do not make this law!!!

Animals do not need to be liberated from humans, in fact ,just the opposite; animals need to be protected and well cared for by humans!!! We have already encroached into their territory and up to us to protect species preservative.

Find you Senator here: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Find your House Representative here: https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml
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This is nothing new and every couple of years it will surface…The following posted by REXANO in 2009

http://www.bloggernews.net/119808

Animal Rights Activists Are Back Doing Their Monkey Business.

Posted on February 20th, 2009

by REXANO in All News
REXANO, www.REXANO.org Editorial by Scott Shoemaker

With the recent chimpanzee attack on Charla Nash and death of the Chimpanzee Travis  in Connecticut, all the Animal Rights (AR) groups are spinning their message: from the Humane Society of the United States to Primarily Primates.  They are promoting their attempts to ban these animals (and others) from private ownership.  Never mind that this is a rare and unfortunate event.

Nobody is asking the right questions. Rather than asking: “Should we be able to keep these animals?” the question should be “What can be done to help keep these animals safely?”
I have not seen any commentary on what safety precautions could have been taken.  The woman used a butcher knife?  There are a multitude of non-lethal methods to break off an animals attack.

The best answer coming out of the AR groups is banning the possession of such animals.  They want to make the possession of such animals evil.  The fact is that if it were the common household dog (other than pit-bull or wolf dog) that did the attack and sent some one to the hospital, it would just be a statistic, rather than world wide prime time news.  They mention 42 non-human primate attacks on humans in the past four years, yet no deaths.   

Maybe things should be put in perspective: in 2001, 494 people drowned in pools.  These people are dead and we are not calling for banning people’s ability to get a pool.  On average about 800,000 people a year end up in the hospital due to dog bites/attacks and about 18-30 die.  Worldwide, from 1950 thru 2008, there have been 1,300 accidents with fatalities involving commercial aircraft. We are not banning airplanes; we find out the cause of the accident and make flying safer. Yet when a person gets attacked by a primate, all primate ownership is portrayed as evil that should be abolished.  Maybe we should abolish beds, chairs and furniture, since about 900 people a year in the US die from falling from them.

We should focus on making it safer to own such animals and prevent future incidents. Rather than letting AR groups use a tragic incident to push their agenda of banning the ability to have animals.

TOTAL NUMBERS AND ODDS OF AN ACCIDENTAL DEATH IN THE USA BY CAUSE OF INJURY in 2005: comparing human fatalities caused by captive exotic and wild animals (average from 1990 – 2008, http://www.rexano.org//Education.htm ) to deaths caused in every day life in 2005. REXANO, www.rexano.org, only used fatalities numbers since all deaths are reported and there is only one degree of death. Injuries in all walks of life range from life threatening to simple Band-Aid fix, and many go unreported. The average life expectancy of 77 years was used to calculate the lifetime odds. The odds are statistical averages for the whole U.S. population.

Sources: U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION, National Safety Council, National Center for Health Statistics, FBI, U.S. Census, animal attack news reports

*In 1997 in Atlanta, Georgia, a Yerkes primate researcher supposedly died of herpes B after she was splashed in the eye with bodily fluids from a rhesus macaque; this can NOT be classified as animal ‘attack’, just like a nurse or doctor being accidentally infected with a blood from an AIDS patients can not be called a murder.

** Based on 18 year average 1990-2008 numbers, since the fatalities numbers per year are low (statistically insignificant)

(*** ) Includes hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, dust storms, and other cataclysmic storms

Copyright © REXANO 2009

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~ by topcatsroar on April 9, 2012.

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