Sometimes I wonder about the Congress. Especially when they do things like pass an emergency bill to save monkeys from being pets.
Read Ben Smith's blog.
Fast action on the Hill
Forget the stimulus -- this one moved really fast.
From the Humane Society:U.S. House of Representatives Passes Captive
Primate Safety ActWASHINGTON (Feb. 24, 2009) — Eight days after a chimpanzee kept as a pet attacked and critically injured a Connecticut woman, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Captive Primate Safety Act, H.R. 80, introduced by U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Mark Kirk, R-Ill., to stop interstate commerce in primates as pets. The bill passed by a vote of 323 to 95. The bill now moves for consideration to the U.S. Senate, where the effort to pass the legislation is being led by U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and David Vitter, R-La.
This is especially tragic when we consider that Congress refuses to ban late term abortions. Life is cheap but monkeys are precious.