No more monkey business for senators

Sens. Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerOnly four Dem senators have endorsed 2020 candidates Hispanic civil rights icon endorses Harris for president California AG Becerra included in Bloomberg 50 list MORE (D-Calif.), David VitterDavid Bruce VitterGrocery group hires new top lobbyist Lobbying World Senate confirms Trump judge who faced scrutiny over abortion views MORE (R-La.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) are standing up for our genetically similar, hairy friends by introducing the Captive Primate Safety Act. The measure would make it illegal to move monkeys, apes and other non-human primates across state lines in order to sell them.

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The move comes after a pet chimp attacked a woman in Connecticut back in 2009, leaving her with critical injuries.

Michael Markarian, chief operating officer for the Humane Society of the United States, supports the legislation, saying, “Primates belong in the wild, not in our basements and bedrooms.”

Note to Michael Jackson’s estate: Bubbles, you’re toast.