Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Urgent: House Passes Bill Banning Chimps As Pets!

Thank goodness! Congress has finally acted to prevent editorial cartoonists from mocking out-of-control government spending and bullsh*t pork barrel CRAPulus Power Grabbing!

And who said freedom of speech was dead!

From Ben Smith at Politico:
Forget the stimulus -- this one moved really fast.
From the Humane Society:
U.S. House of Representatives Passes Captive Primate Safety Act

WASHINGTON (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.

The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund expressed thanks and appreciation to Reps. Blumenauer and Kirk for introducing the bill, and to Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife Subcommittee Chairwoman Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam, and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick Rahall, D-W.V., for their leadership in bringing the measure to the House floor so expeditiously.
Wow, and I thought Congress was actually working to solve America's economic woes, defending our Constitution and trying to make the world a better place!
We need legislation to tell us having a primate in your home is a bad idea? How irresponsible have we become?
Glad our elected officials are spending their time wisely.

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