Born Free USA position: SUPPORT
Update (May 2012): The Missouri 2012 legislative session has adjourned and this bill is no longer active. Born Free USA is committed to working with the Legislature to pass the bill next session.
Bill description: This bill would prohibit people from owning, keeping or otherwise privately possessing non-human primates without a permit and without complying with specific animal welfare and public safety requirements. At the request of Born Free USA, the bill would exempt sanctuaries accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.
Read the full text of the bill and follow its progress here.
Note: The text and status of Missouri bills is also available at www.house.mo.gov/billcentral.aspx.