Even if the law had not banned private ownership of monkeys, most would have avoided buying one. The reason’s clear enough:
The monkey, which authorities said was being kept illegally as a pet, attacked the woman Aug. 29, inflicting several severe bites to her arm and fingers.
The law didn’t keep this owner safe in this case, and wasn’t needed for other people, anyway. They knew better without any animal regulations.
Via Los Angeles Times.