Ok, so Justin Bieber's monkey hasn't gone to heaven, but the pop-star hasn't given young Mally much of a chance, leaving him at a German airport to fend for himself. In case you're unfamiliar with the story, Bieber arrived into Munich with the baby capuchin, only for it to be quarantined as the singer didn't have the proper paperwork. The sanctuary where Mally is being kept has received two emails, reportedly from Bieber's manager Scooter Braun, who asks how long it will be before Mally would be euthanized, according to the Associated Press.
The second email says Bieber's team was "looking into the idea of placing Mally at a zoo" in the country, asking, "Would you happen to have any recommendations for places that Mally would be safe and thrive?" The boss of the shelter currently caring for the monkey says sending him to a zoo is not an option, telling the Daily Mail, "[They] indicated that they want the monkey back," he said earlier this month. "But that just isn't acceptable [because] the baby monkey needs company and to be with other monkeys at this crucial age in its life. [He] was never going to be suited to be on a world tour, even if he is travelling by private jet. He should be out in the wild climbing trees. We are very concerned that Mally is safe and placed in the best possible residence."
If by May 17 there is nothing from Bieber himself, he will lose ownership of the animal and it will become the property of the Federal Republic of Germany. Should Bieber want his monkey back, the 19-year-old will be expected to pay a fine and to reimburse the shelter costs relating to Mally's case.
Bieber is currently performing in Sweden. He is yet to comment on the controversy.
Scooter Braun Had Enquired How Long It Would Be Before Mally Was Put Down