I also agree .... animals like Lemurs belong in the wild, the only acceptable captivity of them should be in a Species Survival Program (SSP) at a zoo or in an animal sancutary... The idea of having one sounds cool, but as a supporter of most animal conservation, the thought of keeping a Lemur in a private home is scarry....
There is a multi million dollar exotic species black market around the globe (think Tigers and other big cats, Monkeys, Lemurs, Giraffes, Rhinos, Elephants etc.)... it is a very sick and disgusting industry filled with cruelty and greed... I am actually surprised with all the work you do for PETA that you haven't come across this in their literature...whoever had that Lemur on that show more than likely got it from a non reputable source (aka Black market) and didn't even think they were doing anything wrong because the person that sold it to them fed them a line of BS to make them think otherwise. Buying truly exotic animals fills the pockets of very bad people (who may seem nice) and encourages cruel treatment of animals.
There are no reputable sources in the USA that would sell a Lemur, as mentioned before the only Reputable people keeping Lemurs here in the USA are at Zoos working with the SSP or possibly with an animal sanctuary which is where that poor little baby will end up when it becomes older and not as easy to handle.
A Lemur as a pet = very bad idea
Last edited by Leo; 10-23-2006 at 07:23 PM.