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Convince Justin Bieber NOT to buy another monkey!‏

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The following is the Open Letter I sent to pop-artist, Justin Bieber, with no response. I wrote it in the hopes he would answer or at least acknowledge. I feel if I had the opportunity to explain to Justin the dangers of owning a monkey he might change his mind which would send a positive message to the rest of the world. To truly make a difference it takes the support of many and I want to thank anyone who signs my petition and shares it from the bottom of my heart. At one time I believed the work of one person could bring about change. It is possible. However, I realize now that when you have the support of others the change can happen much quicker. Here is my letter and if you agree I would be honored if you signed my petition:

Hi Justin,

I was very disappointed to hear about your GQ interview. I had assumed after your last monkey was "taken" in Germany you had given up on the idea of owning monkeys who really do belong in their natural habitat.

You said in the article:
"If you could get a monkey, well, you would get a f**king monkey, too! Monkeys are awesome.’

Yes, Justin they are awesome. They are so awesome in fact we work tirelessly at to nurse them back to health and release them back to nature.

However, what you fail to understand about monkeys is the separation anxiety they go through when they are taken from their mother's or the fact that as they grow older they become more aggressive and bite which is very dangerous since they carry many diseases. More importantly, are you aware Capuchin Monkeys can live 40+ years? Are you really prepared to care for your monkey when your 61 years old?

The bottom line is you are a talented artist with the respect of so many people and you have the opportunity to make a difference. Half of the people who work with me at the Rescue Center have daughters. To say these young girls are fans and in love with you is an understatement. They look up to you and I really hope you decide to do the right thing and adopt a dog or cat rather than a monkey.

I wrote a press release and I am offering to bring you to Costa Rica free of charge (i know kinda silly since you obviously have a hell of alot more money..but it sounded cool) and we will educate you on monkey care and also name the new animal hospital in your honor for making such a good decision.

"The Justin Bieber Animal Rehabilitation Center"...has a nice ring to it. yes? You will be welcome to come back anytime and get your monkey fix under safe conditions for both you and the monkey's I have worked with for so many years.

Well, I hope you think about it and the offer is real. We would love nothing more than to see a celebrity like yourself make a decision that will send a message to so many people... not to mention how happy all the young girls here at the Center will

I hope to hear back from you and congratulations on that 1st Grammy win for 'Where are U now'. The excitement you felt that night will be the same excitement we feel if you make a good decision.

Vanessa Lizano
San Jose, Costa Rica

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