The Nature Conversation agency in Germany has taken over the ownership of Mally after Justin Bieber failed to provide proper documents to import the Capuchin monkey.
By H. Nelson Goodson
May 22, 2013
Munich, Germany - On Tuesday, the German Nature Conversation agency confirmed that Justin Bieber, 19, failed to produce proper vaccination and documents of exotic animal health authorization permits to import his Capuchin monkey named Mally into the country. Mally, a 20 week old monkey will be taken to a German Zoo.
Bieber has up to six weeks to appeal the agency's decision to strip Bieber's ownership. The agency will also bill Bieber for more than $2,000 for taking care of the monkey, according to the Nature Conservation agency.
Mally was seized on March 29 by German customs after Bieber was caught attempting to smuggle Mally into Germany without the proper documents. Bieber flew from Los Angeles to Germany and landed at Munich's Franz Josef Strauss Airport where authorities discovered the monkey in Bieber's possession.
Bieber is facing up to $15,000 in fines.