German authorities have filed transfer of ownership papers for Justin Bieber’s pet monkey Mally after the singer failed to provide vaccination and import documents by this week’s deadline.
Justin Bieber’s monkey has become the property of Germany.
The ‘Beauty and a Beat’ hitmaker’s beloved pet Mally was seized by authorities in March when the singer failed to provide proper vaccination and import documents when he arrived in Munich to perform a concert as part of his ‘Believe Tour’.
German authorities have now filed legal documents to transfer ownership of the capuchin monkey after Justin failed to meet a deadline set for Tuesday (21.05.13) to provide the required documents.
Mally is now expected to be sent to an unspecified zoo in Germany.
Germany’s environmental minister Peter Altmeier said: ”Monkeys are very sociable animals. That’s why we’re going to take Mally to a place where he can live safely and in the company of others.”
German officials had been housing the 20-week-old pet at an animal shelter in Munich and have revealed they will attempt to bill the 19-year-old pop star for its care, which is thought to have exceeded several thousands of dollars.
The shelter also criticised the ‘Baby’ singer for keeping Mally as a pet, claiming the newborn shouldn’t have been taken away from his mother until he was at least a year old.