Two friends of mine were interested in finding out what the rules and regulations were to take their pet monkeys into the state of Florida for a wintertime vacation. Wow! I was shocked to learn the changes which have been made with Florida's Department of Fish and Game.
I read the newest documents on their site and still was a little unclear about the changes so I decided to call the office and of course, a polite voice from the other end of the line answered all of my questions quick an easy.
In today's world of primate ownership, it has become very important to do research ahead of time if you plan to take your monkey into other cities, states or even businesses.
(Question Time) Why Mary Lynn are you so shocked by all of the changes in the rules?
Yes! I am totally in shock that in today's world, it is okay to take dangerous canines everywhere (you know the ones that kill children and maim thousands of people every year) but it is a crime to take monkeys (whom have never killed any adult or child) everywhere.
Twenty five years ago when I became licensed to own and exhibit monkeys, the rules and regulations were meant to protect the monkeys. Now the changes are meant to take our personal freedoms away, and single out monkey owners because we are simply monkey owners.
We as monkey owners must decide what we are going to do every moment of every day while we are visiting our families or enjoying our vacations. We must then make sure we put it on a detailed itinerary and send it to the Florida Department of Fish and Game.
****(SPECIAL NOTE) The yearly travel plans that you and your family do every year is another thing that you must remember to check-upon before you decide to become a new monkey caregiver.
You may find that the states, cities or places you frequently visit have rules and regulations against your taking the pet monkey that you plan to get.
Go to www.livingwithmonkeys.com and order your down-loadable copy of 'The Baby Book' in the five part series of “Living With Monkey.
This book should be your first place to start your decision making process about having a monkey as a pet.
****Read this book for helpful information about living with monkeys.
****Read “The Baby Book” because it has many wonderful ideas to think about and try out with your own baby monkey.
****Read this truthful book about having a monkey live with you.
****Read this book to see why your monkey chooses to do the same negative things over and over again.