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HB 3487/SB 3692 Bans Private Possession of Primates (UPDATED)

Born Free USA position: SUPPORT

Update (August 2012): The bill was withdrawn.

Bill description: This bill would prohibit any person to possess, sell, transfer or breed a primate. The bill exempts persons who posses primates on or before July 1, 2012, provided they follow certain registration and welfare requirements and are not convicted on or after July 1, 2012, of an offense involving the abuse or neglect of any animal pursuant to any state, local or federal law.

Read the full text of the bill and follow its progress here (PDF).

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