Lawmakers Push Chimp Ban Bill After Mauling

Federal legislation banning the domestic ownership of monkeys is an "urgently needed," two lawmakers, joined by the Humane Society, insisted Tuesday.

Following the highly-publicized mauling of a Connecticut woman by her pet chimpanzee, Reps. Earl BlumenauerEarl BlumenauerLawmakers urge Obama not to send shoulder-fired missiles to Syria Poll: Doctors find barriers to end-of-life talks House to vote on six IRS bills next week MORE (D-Ore.) and Mark KirkMark KirkKirk: Trump ‘a net benefit’ for me in Illinois Illinois voters should hold Sen. Mark Kirk accountable Senate Dems accuse GOP of slow-walking Obama nominees MORE (R-Ill.) called on Congress to pass the Captive Primate Safety Act, which would prohibit interstate commerce in primates for use as pets, and make it a crime for individuals to transport primates across state lines.

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