Justin Bieber's monkeygate continues.
Yes, the singer's pet capuchin is doing more than fine at the German animal shelter he's been sent to after being taken away from Bieber by customs officials, but animal rights organizations in Germany are not taking this situation lightly.
E! News learns that organizations Tierschutzbund e.V. and Animal Public "demand punishment for Justin Bieber because he no respect some animals protection laws," and want the singer to issue an apology and pay a fine of €50,000 euros ($64,685) to authorities.
But that's not all.
Animal Public also argues on their website that Bieber shouldn't get Mally back at all, regardless of whether or not he provides the proper documentation within his four-week deadline, and says the singer's actions should be labeled as animal cruelty.
"Monkeys are not pets. Separating a capuchin monkey from his fellow monkeys and raising him at home is not right for this type of animal," Laura Zimprich, spokesperson for Animal Public explains. "The animal will develop serious behavioral disorders. Mally is only 14 weeks old. To separate him from his mom and to take him on tour as a living stuffed toy can only be characterized as animal cruelty."
Bieber's camp was not immediately available for comment.