In Feb. 26 Issue
Our nation is facing many, many tough issues. Practically everywhere we turn we are hearing of one problem after another. The auto industry, the banking industry, unemployment, housing, you name it and there is a major problem.
Well, feel at ease. Monday of this week Congress addressed a major concern for all of us.
Congress waited until it was too late before taking on global terrorism, the sub-prime housing bubble and global warming, but this time they're on offense against the next imminent crisis on the horizon:
Congress has seen renewed interest to shut down the interstate monkey trade. The bill's sponsors say it's not a moment too soon...
Backers of a bill to ban interstate monkey sales, debated on the House floor on Monday, thought they had found their moment. Every chimp, apparently, has its day.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said the chimp attack, in which a woman suffered massive injuries after a friend's pet attacked her, put "renewed urgency" behind the bill, which the chamber passed last session but the Senate didn't touch. Del. Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam) called it "very timely legislation."
Let’s not even consider the fact the 200-pound pet ape drinks out of wine glasses, uses the computer, and shares a bed with its owner or the simple fact it is a wild animal. Thanks to laws like this, that trend will become ancient history. After all Congress will ban interstate monkey trading, a real problem and concern for all of us.