It seems like Germany officials aren’t monkeying around when dealing with Justin Bieber and his primate problems.
The pop teen phenomenon lost his monkey last month when he landed in Munich, Germany to perform for the European leg of the tour. The capuchin monkey named Mally was seized by customs authorities and will stay there until Bieber provides the proper documentation by May 17.
Judith Brettmeister, a spokeswoman for the Munich Animal Protection League shelter where Mally has been kept, told the AP on Tuesday (Apr. 23) that her office has since received two emails from a representative saying he was with Bieber’s management company. No confirmation of the e-mail’s authenticity could be provided but Brettmeister stated “though they appear to be.”
In the two emails received by Judith Brettmeister, one email asked how much time Bieber had to provide the paperwork before the monkey would be euthanized. The second praises the shelter for their assistance during the situation and asks recommendations for a suitable zoo for Mally.
“Again, we are very concerned that Mally is safe and placed in the best possible residence,” the message read.
In the meantime, Mally will stay in a shelter but should he miss the deadline, a customs rep says the singer “loses ownership of the animal and it becomes the property of the Federal Republic of Germany.”