News Old Woman's Pet Monkey Removed By Authorities After 22 Years

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  1. BethSucks

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    Authorities seize elderly N.Y. woman's pet monkey of 22 years
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    BRENTWOOD, N.Y. -- An elderly Long Island woman is devastated after she was forced to surrender her pet monkey of 22 years, CBS New York reported.

    Beatrice Nieves, 80, told CBS New York that she feels like she lost a member of her family.

    "It breaks my heart," she said. "I haven't stopped crying for four days."

    On Saturday, state authorities acting on an anonymous tip seized Nieves' long-time pet, Luna, a capuchin monkey, from her Brentwood, New York, home.

    In New York, only licensed authorities like zoos or animal researchers are permitted to have the primate, and they're illegal as pets.

    "They are very unpredictable. If you look at this capuchin it's very cute. It looks like something you would want to cuddle up with, but let me tell you, these monkeys can be extremely dangerous," Suffolk County SPCA Chief Roy Gross said.

    Gross said these monkeys can spread disease, or even bite someone.

    Nieves lives with her son Richard. He said they had no idea it was illegal to have a monkey in their home, and they claim the animal was completely safe to be around.

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    "Nobody really knew we had it," Richard Nieves said. "It never bit me, never bit a family member, or anybody."

    State officials point to the home-grown chimpanzee who suddenly turned on Charla Nash in 2009. The attack was so severe the Connecticut woman has since struggled with numerous face transplant surgeries.

    Beatrice Nieves scoffed at the comparison to her monkey Luna, who weighs just over 10 pounds, compared to a full grown chimpanzee.

    "Please don't get pulled in by that," she said.

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    The former nurse said her neighbors didn't even know she had the money, which she bought after responding to a newspaper ad reading "Monkey For Sale."

    "She was full of fun. One time my son tripped on the steps coming in and she just laughed until she fell down," Nieves said. "Very good natured."

    The Nieves family said they just want Luna back, but state authorities said the monkey is already being sent to an unnamed, primate-friendly facility.

    Nieves is also being fined $250 for having a monkey without a permit.
     
  2. Rocinante

    Rocinante Well-Endowed Member Gold

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    She got monkey spanked.
     
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    I guess the old adage of owners beginning to look like their pets is true.
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    she should move to where she can have it, and get it back
     
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    I agree that she shouldn't have had it. But I feel bad for her to have it taken away after 20 years. That monkey was also attached to her and removing it has to be stressful to the monkey. Whoever gave the anonymous tip had to be someone she wasn't getting along with. I think it's bullshit that she didn't know it was illegal, yet she claims no one knew she had a monkey in her house for 20 years. Sounds like it was kept secret to me.
     
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    Jackie voice:
    "Hey, what do you call a baby monkey?"
    "A chimp off the old block!"

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    "You can have the children, but you leave me my monkey"
     
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    So sad! I can barely imagine authorities taking away my beloved dog that I've cared for and loved for 12 years. Not only would I be extremely grief stricken, I would be so very concerned about his whereabouts and how he was being treated. You really get to know your pets and what they prefer. They are creatures of habit.
    I know my dog would have a hard time adjusting at a new "facility" and it would really upset me to think whomever he ended up with wasn't aware of what he liked and disliked, etc. (or just could never love him as much as I do)
    I know, this is about a monkey-just trying to imagine what this poor woman must be going through-to have bonded with this animal for 22 years, and now she probably has little idea of even his whereabouts?
    It's different than losing a friend or family member in a way because these creatures become reliant on us for their very survival. You feel responsible for them and protective of them. Something like this happening is like a pet owners nightmare :depressed:

    (I know I'm just asking for a beat down from the pet people-haters lol bring it :hat:)
     
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    While I can appreciate her feelings, she knew what she was doing. I wouldn't be surprised if one of her kids called in the complaint to avoid complicity after the mom dies.
     
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    Remember that chimp that ate that womans face? literally ate it, she had to have a face transplant....
     
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    That was a 200 plus pound animal..this lady's monkey is smaller than most cats
     
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    Did this law come out after the chimp attack?. I remember there was a pet store on long island that I used to go to that sold monkeys.
     
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    The monkey will suffer too
     
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    Heartbreaking.
     
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    Really? A 10lb monkey after 22 years. How can they compare this to that one in 2009 and now it is 2016. Disgusting. Hope she gets him back.
     
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    How about those refugees? I'll take the 10 lb. monkey any day.
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-govern...ugees-minnesota-tested-positive-tuberculosis/
    One of every five refugees resettled in Minnesota by the federal government tested positive for latent tuberculosis in 2014, according to the state’s Department of Health.
     
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    People with exotic pets are fucking nitwits
     
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    They look like twins.