Justin Bieber has abandoned his baby monkey Mally failing to pick up his traumatized pet in quarantine, reports The Sun. His managers have continued his world tour without contacting the animal welfare centre where the pet is caged. Bosses there said the capuchin monkey was only 14 weeks old and may be scarred by his ordeal.
Bieber was slammed by top Austrian vet Kurt Grabenwoeger who said flying a baby monkey around the world was ‘monstrous': ‘These monkeys not only need to be with their mothers for at least a year, but they should also be surrounded by their family group. They are living creatures, not celebrity accessories like a handbag.
Imagine a human baby sent off on a world tour at ten weeks, would anyone allow that?’ Mally will stay at the Munich shelter at Bieber’s expense until he gets a health certificate confirming the pet is free of diseases, such as rabies.
Centre boss Karl Joachim said last night Mally refused to eat and stared miserably into space when he first arrived. He explained: ‘He was snatched from his mother when he was around nine weeks old. That is much too early. He is clearly traumatised at being taken away from his family. We could not get him to eat until we gave him the cuddly toy he was clinging to when he was delivered to us. This obviously acts as a kind of surrogate parent.
He keeps calling a lot for company, without his toy he won’t eat at all.’ Bieber is unlikely to face prosecution for illegally importing the monkey, a protected species.
UPDATE: Midterms were moved in Norway so kids could see Bieby!