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Primates should never be pets! This petition is complete, but the fight to protect spider monkeys and all other primates is not over! Show your support for a ban on primates as pets here: http://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/ars/petition/primate-pets-ars/
Final signature count: 21,622
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Spider monkeys are one of the most interesting and intelligent animals in the animal kingdom. They're agile creatures, and rely on their long limbs and tail for climbing and balance.

In Central America, though, spider monkeys are in great danger. Human interference poses the greatest threat to these animals, as hunting of their species and logging whittle down the population day by day. Baby spider monkeys are stolen from the mothers and sold on the black market, while the mothers are killed.

Please sign the petition asking the Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature to find a solution to the impending spider monkey extinction.

Dear Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN):

I am writing to address the impending extinction of spider monkeys in Central America if nothing is done to stop the killing of the species.

Human intervention is largely to blame for the peril of the spider monkeys; deforestation and developments systematically obliterate monkey habitat and hunting decimates their species. Mothers and children are also taken, and the babies are sold on the black market while the mothers are killed.

If this continues, the spider monkey will soon face extinction. Please do all you can to ensure a better future for the Central American spider monkeys!

Thank you.

Petition Signatures


Jun 7, 2017 Eat poop
Jun 7, 2017 yo mama
Jun 7, 2017 Julian Campacci
Jun 6, 2017 Susan Muller
Jun 6, 2017 Ar De ruiter
Jun 5, 2017 Maiko Kushida
Jun 5, 2017 Lynne Wain
Jun 5, 2017 Ellen Seeherman
Jun 5, 2017 Loi Iannucci
Jun 3, 2017 Frédéric Jaubert
Jun 3, 2017 Elena Maltseva
Jun 1, 2017 Beth Masck
Jun 1, 2017 Marco Escalante
Jun 1, 2017 Alexa Hilaire
Jun 1, 2017 susan verser
Jun 1, 2017 Cathy Munchback
May 31, 2017 Lily Wong
May 31, 2017 Jill Gery
May 31, 2017 Angie Einsman
May 31, 2017 Susana Osorno
May 31, 2017 Nancy Fleming
May 31, 2017 Angela Clement
May 31, 2017 Kim Senneff
May 29, 2017 Christine Foisy
May 28, 2017 chantal bieri
May 27, 2017 Laila Sunde
May 27, 2017 John Chambers
May 27, 2017 Samantha Manso
May 27, 2017 Manuela Nestler
May 26, 2017 Sandra Mell
May 26, 2017 melissa mortenson
May 26, 2017 GENNY DOMEDI
May 24, 2017 Lise Kastigar
May 23, 2017 Melora Jackson
May 23, 2017 Laura Eliana Santos
May 23, 2017 lia schiltmans
May 23, 2017 Monica Daniel-Marshall
May 23, 2017 E Madarasz
May 23, 2017 Shayne O'Brien
May 22, 2017 Gabi Sorrell
May 22, 2017 Ginger Geronimo
May 22, 2017 Marilyn Logan
May 21, 2017 Lorraine Clemens
May 20, 2017 susan miller
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May 19, 2017 Candice Baynes
May 18, 2017 Cher Hester
May 17, 2017 lisa hearn
May 16, 2017 T van Nieuwland
May 16, 2017 robin matere

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