The one party in this whole monkey dramz that we feel bad the most for is the monkey itself!
What kind of owner would just bring it into a foreign country without documentation? We bet it's terrified!
The poor thing!
It looks like a German Animal Rights Organization agrees with us — but to a much HARSHER extent! They want Justin Bieber to pay the fine in full, while NEVER getting the capuchin monkey back! In addition to the €50,000 euros ($64,685) fine, they also want an apology!
They say Justin's actions should be labeled as animal cruelty!
Here's what a spokesperson for the group said:
"Monkeys are not pets. Separating a capuchin monkey from his fellow monkeys and raising him at home is not right for this type of animal. The animal will develop serious behavioral disorders. Mally is only 14 weeks old. To separate him from his mom and to take him on tour as a living stuffed toy can only be characterized as animal cruelty."
If Justin is inadvertently hurting little Mally, well, we would hope he'd do the right thing! We're positive that he had no idea he was doing anything wrong — but then again, maybe he should have done his homework and Bing'd some info on the whole having-a-monkey-as-a-pet idea!
Be strong, little Mally! Be strong!
[Image via Instagram.]
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