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Humane legislation alert

In Animal News on February 6, 2009 at 5:44 pm

With a new year comes new administration and a new congress session. Two ASPCA-supported bills are being brought back to life.

The first bill, The Captive Primate Safety Act, would bar the buying and selling of nonhumane primates (monkeys, apes, marmosets and lemurs) across state borders. Though having a cute monkey as a pet might seem like a fun idea, primates often carry disease and become aggressive when they grow up. Guardians often find themselves overwhelmed and remove the animal’s teeth to prevent biting, or have to give up the pet to a sanctuary, testing facility, or roadside zoo.

The second bill is the Prevention Equine Cruelty Act. It would prohibit the “possession, shipment, transport, purchase, sale, delivery, or receipt via interstate commerce of any horse intended for slaughter for human consumption.” If it passes, unwanted American horses could no longer be shipped to Canada or Mexico to be slaughtered.

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