A ten-month old Laporte, Indiana girl was injured when she was attacked by a pet monkey at the home of a family member. Apparently the monkey was removed from her cage when she pulled on the back of the infant’s hooded sweatshirt and banged her head into the cage. The girl suffered injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Last year a chimp severly injured a Connecticut women prompting outrage from the general public and calls fior enhanced legislation barring people from keeping primates as pets. The U.S. House of Representatives went to far as to pass The Captive Primate Safety Act in the hopes of banning monkeys as pets. The measure has stalled in the Senate. Unfortunately, there is no permit required in Indiana to own a pet monkey.