Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Monkey Business

PARK HILLS, Mo. (AP) - Monkeys will be allowed in the eastern
Missouri town of Park Hills, but not big ones.
The city council on Tuesday amended its recent wild animal
ordinance to allow primates that weigh 40 pounds or less. The
amendment bans most wild or exotic animals from city limits.
Councilman Tom Reed sought the amendment, saying the community
has a lot of small monkeys. The amendment passed 7-1.
Still banned are large primates such as baboons, chimps,
gorillas and orangutans. Monkeys who grow to 41 pounds or more will
be in violation of the law.
The lone opponent to the amendment, Charlotte House, wondered
who will regulate if monkeys become overweight.

Adam Allington
Reporter, KWMU

Thanks, Leslee!

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