A primate protection organization is going ape over Justin Bieber‘s desire to obtain another monkey.
In a strongly worded letter to the “Sorry” singer, the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance implores Bieber not to get another primate pet, after he told GQ that he would like one.
“As experts in the field of primate care, we are concerned that this choice will prove to be dangerous to both you and your monkey, as well as irresponsible when it comes to your public following,” the organization states.
NAPSA goes on to inform Bieber that baby monkeys “quickly grow to be strong, cunning and difficult to manage,” and that they “can transfer disease and destroy your home.”
Bieber hasn’t had the best of luck with monkey pets. In 2013, the German government confiscated his capuchin monkey while he was on tour. The singer never retrieved the pet, which was relocated to a zoo.
In the March 2016 issue of GQ, when asked if he would get another pet monkey, Bieber replied, “Yeah, one day. Just gotta make sure I got a house and it stays in the fucking house. I’m not gonna bring him to Germany or travel with it anymore. People are always like, ‘Why did you get a monkey?’ If you could get a monkey, well, you would get a fucking monkey, too! Monkeys are awesome.”
And even if what the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance says is true, hey — at least they only damage the homes they live in.