Due to the illegal transport and sale of non-human primates, including endangered ape species have been charged against a man known as the “Monkey Whisperer” in Florida.
According to the prosecution, 57-year-old Jimmy Wayne Hammonds is the owner and operator of its a The Monkey Whisperer (A monkey whisperer) to a wildlife breeding and distribution business through which the man tried to illegally sell a hooded monkey to a California buyer.
Hammonds is accused of arranging the illegal transportation of monkeys. The animal was seized by authorities at the California buyer’s home.
According to Wednesday’s indictment, too
the man sold endangered wool-headed tamarins to buyers in Alabama, South Carolina and Wisconsin, then disguised the illegal animal trade with fake papers and tried to persuade a witness to lie to authorities.
Charges against the man include violating the Endangered Species Act and inciting false testimony.
If found guilty of all charges, Hammonds could face more than 30 years in prison.
Source: Magyar Nemzet by magyarnemzet.hu.
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