Support the Captive Primate Safety Act H.R. 1776

Primates do not belong in households.  These wild animals are being bred to satisfy a demand for keeping a primate as a household pet.  H.R. 1776 – The Captive Primate Safety Act – will help end this trade.

Did you know...

  • It is illegal to import primates into the United States
  • In the wild, primates live in large social groups
  • Newborn primates are often forcibly removed from their mothers shortly after birth
  • Removing a primate’s teeth is used as a method to try to tame them
  • Since 1990, approximately 300 people have been injured by primates kept as so-called “exotic pets”

Help us end the cruel primate "pet" trade

The Captive Primate Safety Act will add non-human primates to a list of “prohibited wildlife species” which already includes, lions, tigers, and bears. The Act will restrict the transportation or transfer of these animals unless it is between an accredited facility that receives federal animal welfare inspects and prohibits direct human physical contact.

Although the federal Animal Welfare Act provides some protection for non-human primates, it does not protect those animals in private homes. State laws also fail to provide adequate protection, if any at all, for primates.

Support H.R. 1776

The Captive Primate Safety Act (H.R. 1776) will help end the trade of non-human primates. Voice your support to protect these innocent creatures.