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Primates As Pets

The prosimians (lemurs), monkeys, and apes; the non-human primates; are amazing, beautiful, and wonderful animals that are admired by people around the world. However, this admiration too often leads to the desire to possess these animals, because they are exotic, unusual, and in many ways very similar to ourselves. Unfortunately, most people are ill-equipped to properly care for these complex and demanding creatures, which ultimately leads to abuse, neglect, and abandonment. Across North America this problem has become an epidemic, and PCWS is committed to making a difference.

If you, or someone you know, is considering obtaining a non-human primate as a pet, please download and read our Primates as Pets Fact Sheet (PDF format), which will present you the realities of owning a primate.

If you work in a vet clinic, animal hospital, zoological park or other place where people and/or animals live, please consider downloading and distributing copies of our PDF mini-poster, "No Thanks, I Already Have A Mother". Please do your part to make a difference in the lives of primates by educating yourselves and your loved-ones about this crisis.