by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes
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The Bieber/monkey saga has been going on for quite some time now. Ever since the pop star was gifted a capuchin monkey, brought him on his private plane to Germany without paperwork, and left him for weeks at a Munich animal shelter. Responsible, huh?

Now, Justin Bieber might be showing some maturity and realizing that an on-the-go star such as himself, cannot possibly provide a good home for an animal who should never be kept as a pet to begin with.

The Daily Mail is reporting that Bieber’s people have been in touch with German authorities asking if they would be able to find the primate a “safe and sheltered place, or a zoo”. They wrote in an email, “Our team is looking into the idea of placing Mally at a zoo in Germany. Would you happen to have any recommendations for places that Mally would be safe and thrive? Again, we are very concerned that Mally is safe and placed in the best possible residence.” We’ve got to hope that where ever the little guy ends up, it’s not in a private home and instead is with others of his own kind at a sanctuary.

Hopefully, Bieber’s friend and record producer, Mally Mall, learned his lesson about gifting animals to busy pop stars. And more importantly, exotic animals that should never be pets for anyone.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • Richard Viner

    Oh well, good choice, that is just one less monkey “The Bieb” gets to spank……

  • Alarms & Discursions

    single glove? check. monkey? check. next up: sleeping with children…

  • StamfordCT

    Honestly, I wish it were Bieber who was going to a zoo. He is like an eight year-old who is wandering around the street by himself.

  • anttmanhbk

    vegans think there so much better then everyone then you wounder why your all hated lol

    • JudeLawGuardian

      ??? Spoken like the grammatically challenged idiot that you are. Too bad you can’t spell, either.

    • Dazzle59

      We’re certainly more evolved than you … lol
      (five errors in one sentence? must be a record)

  • JudeLawGuardian

    About time.