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Kentucky Considering Using Anti-Social Monkeys For Inhome Care

January 21, 2014

Kentucky legislators may soon debate whether to allow service monkeys to  assist paralyzed adults with simple household tasks. A northern Kentucky lawmaker has introduced the bill at the request   of a  family that looked into bringing in a service monkey to assist   their daughter,  who was paralyzed in an automobile accident. The family   found out Kentucky  prohibits the use of service monkeys. “Like all families do, they were searching for ways to help,” Sen. John  Schickel, R-Union, said in a recent interview. “Monkeys do not belong in human homes, whether as pets or service   animals,”  said Sarah Baeckler Davis, executive director of the North   American Primate  Sanctuary Alliance.

She said monkeys are wild animals that need to socialize with their own  kind.





Illegal Monkey Living on Frosted Flakes Bites Woman

September 8, 2012

A Javan macaque monkey being kept as a pet and living on a diet that included Frosted Flakes and juice has been quarantined after it bit a Paso Robles woman multiple times on the hand and arm.The monkey, which authorities said was being kept illegally as a pet, attacked the woman Aug. 29, inflicting several severe bites to her arm and fingers.

The hospital where the woman was treated reported the incident to San Luis Obispo County Division of Animal Services on Sept. 5, Animal Services Manager Eric Anderson said.

“This kind of animal is never meant to be kept domestically. It is illegal,” Anderson said. “It lived on a diet including Frosted Flakes and juice. We strongly discourage the keeping of any such animal.”

He added: “And that is entirely the wrong kind of diet.”  And those cigarettes have to go.