Looks like Justin Bieber has quit monkeying around (for now). German authorities say the troubled pop star has finally paid the bill he owed after attempting to bring his pet monkey into the country without the necessary papers.
Bieber is said to have paid $10, 700 US for failing to produce vaccination and import papers for Mally the capuchin monkey on his arrival in Munich back in 2013.
Mally was seized and later relocated to a German wildlife park and is said to be doing well (and probably a lot better off than even Bieber himself).
A spokesman for the German Federal Nature Conservation Agency said Bieber paid $2,800 US for Mally’s import plus the costs of his stay for several weeks at an animal shelter.
Although Bieber paid the fine to most likely prevent legal difficulty if he returned to the EU and his European Beliebers, the news doesn’t come entirely as a surprise. It was just last May when Bieber, after being told by PETA that Air France was being paid to ship primates to laboratories, showed his support by saying so eloquently, “Air France sucks!”
You better Belieb it, Justin. Here’s hoping you’ve finally learned your lesson on mistreating animals.