Jack’s Pet Center in Great Falls, Mont., reportedly keeps six capuchin monkeys on display, cruelly confined to a tiny, depressing cell with no enrichment.
Capuchin monkeys are undomesticated animals, meaning that their wild instincts are still intact. They’re notoriously high-strung and easily stressed, and when confined, they’re subjected to bizarre stimuli that they’re not used to and people (whom they would naturally avoid) crowding around them—all without means of escape. Deprived of mental stimulation, exercise, and the opportunity to exist as nature intended, they can develop neurotic and self-destructive behaviors.
PETA asked the store’s owners to allow us to find a sanctuary where these animals can live in a more natural environment, but we were denied.
Tell Jack’s Pet Center to do right by the monkeys and retire them to a sanctuary!
Please send polite comments to:
Jack & Ellen Schubarth, Owners