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#253224 - 08 March 18 1:42 pm - America/Chicago question about moving to Belize
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I am new to the forum and not real sure how to go about posting a question, so if I am messing up, hopefully someone will be kind enough to help me out. The question I have been trying to ask, is, if I am moving to Belize what are the laws & regulations on entering Belize with a certified emotional needs service animal, which is an 8 year old, 7 lb. capuchian monkey??

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#253225 - 08 March 18 4:49 pm - America/Chicago Re: question about moving to Belize [Re: macanina]
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I doubt many (if any) people have experience with this that they can share with you. Instead of having us all speculate, you should contact the Agricultural Health Dept (also called BAHA) and ask them directly. They oversee all importing of animals. We can all give you our opinions on what we think should happen but they can tell you exactly what will happen.

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#253226 - 09 March 18 5:03 am - America/Chicago Re: question about moving to Belize [Re: macanina]
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If on CITIES list, the request will probably be denied
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#253227 - 09 March 18 9:27 am - America/Chicago Re: question about moving to Belize [Re: macanina]
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From the Wikipedia entry on capuchin monkeys:
"In 2010, the U.S. federal government revised its definition of service animal under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Non-human primates are no longer recognized as service animals under the ADA.[32] The American Veterinary Medical Association does not support the use of nonhuman primates as assistance animals because of animal welfare concerns, the potential for serious injury to people, and risks that primates may transfer dangerous diseases to humans.[33]"
As was said earlier only BAJA can say authoritatively, but lacking official recognition as a service animal, I'd bet they'll say no. BAJA represents a country that has two native primates, howler and spider monkeys. I'd think the risks of introducing non-native primates would just be too great.
Greg

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#253230 - 10 March 18 10:01 am - America/Chicago Re: question about moving to Belize [Re: macanina]
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#253249 - 15 March 18 10:05 am - America/Chicago Re: question about moving to Belize [Re: macanina]
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Any responses from BAJA or updates?
Greg

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