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WELFARE FOR CHIMPS (TO BE PROVIDED BY THE CHUMPS)

Original post made by Monkey Money, Downtown, on Aug 4, 2009

Think you've heard it all regarding the screwball proposals that come out of Washington D.C.




Are you ready for this one? Trust me, you are not. Think you've heard it all regarding the screwball proposals that come out of Washington D.C. --- insane boondoggles that squander your hard-earned tax dollars and mine? Well, you haven't. So, sit down, read on --- and weep.
With a one-year, $250,000 Federal grant from the National Institutes Of Health (NIH), the National Research Council has issued a report titled: "Chimpanzees In Research: Strategies For Their Ethical Care, Management, And Use." And guess what this report has recommended? Go on, guess. Are you seated?

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Posted by Monkey Madness
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 4, 2009 at 1:57 am

FEDERAL POLICY MAY YIELD A "GAY CHIMPS HEALTH CRISES"

"Right. We all know how "efficiently" centralized Federal operations work. But, remember, it was the Feds (NIH) who, first, gave us this over-supply problem. So, why is it assumed that another Federal office --- and a centralized one at that --- will now solve this problem. Answer: Because Federal bureaucrats never get it. They never realize that they are the cause of problems, not the solution to problems."

WTF?

Okay. So, what, precisely, is being proposed in this report? What is being suggested, that we should pay for, concerning the "core group" of approximately 1,000 chimps that "should be assured lifetime support by the Federal Government"? Well, a lot of things --- a lot of things that many poor human beings in America don't have.

For openers, it is said there should be "long-term housing" for the chimps which should meet "high standards for quality of care" --- housing that "might span several decades." There should also be "provisions for the special behavioral, cognitive, social, and emotional needs (!)" of the chimps because all of this is "crucial to their well-being."


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Posted by So?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 4, 2009 at 9:05 am

If we are using these animals for scientific research, we do owe them, at a minimum, a standard of care. That is the mark of any civilized society.
Let's go to the next step - let's just not use animals for scientific research! Which of you would like to be the first to step up and try the untested drugs and products?


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Posted by candyce roberts
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 4, 2009 at 12:06 pm

I just have to thank you for this story...has me in stiches. it is SO outrageous I truly can't believe it. Very funny...or else you'll cry right? Long term care guidelines for chimps..I can't stop laughing. But let's pay no mind to the wanton destruction of human life and the abortion of third term "unwanted" babies...major wires are crossed here.


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Posted by LawStudent
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 4, 2009 at 12:29 pm

"But let's pay no mind to the wanton destruction of human life and the abortion of third term "unwanted" babies.."

candyce,

Your wires appear to be crossed. The post is about Monkey's and has nothing to do with abortion, which is another topic altogether.

How you put the two together is beyond me?

There are PLENT of crack babies in the Oakland foster care system, so feel more than free to adopt one of these baies or kids.

That would be a really productive way of standing your ground as far as your values system.

I have seen just a small few caucasion couples with deformed, retarded adopted crack kids in my entire life.


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Posted by web
a resident of Danbury Park
on Aug 4, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Caucasian?


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Posted by So?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 4, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Good point, Law Student!
And as for our spellchecker buddy above, we have all made spelling errors in our posts. Surely you have something better to do than point them out?


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Posted by LawStudent
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 4, 2009 at 1:17 pm

LOL- With the amount of hours I have read and typed these last few weeks, it's a wonder my fingers are still in tact!

Sorry about the spelling, VERY tired as a result of an all night study session.

UG!


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