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  • Latest Action: Oct 29, 2007 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 455.

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  • 33% of users oppose S.1498

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    • On July 24, 2008, by MonkeyGramma - This bill would exempt laboratories, zoos, & sanctuaries but these entities comprise the bulk of the problem areas. When properly cared for, primates in private ownership do not pose a threat to the general public or to their owners. Primates are not predatory by nature, have been raised domestically since importation bans in the early 1970's (hence no 'wild' or dangerous diseases), & are well adjusted to life with human primates. A more appropriate bill for the protection of primates would be to require approved training, permits, or some other method to ensure that non-human primates in private homes are receiving the proper care. Animal rights activist are using their money to persuade our legislators that life in the wild or in the hands of those exempt from S1498 are the only people capable of caring for a primate. This, among most of their statements that contradict the facts on record, just is not true.

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      As noted by MonkeyGramma, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 24, 2008, "This bill would exempt laboratories, zoos, & sanctuaries but these entities comprise the bulk of the problem areas. When properly cared for, primates in private ownership do not pose a threat to the general public or to their owners. Primates are not predatory by nature, have been raised domestically since importation bans in the early 1970's (hence no 'wild' or dangerous diseases), & are well adjusted to life with human primates. A more appropriate bill for the protection of primates would be to require approved training, permits, or some other method to ensure that non-human primates in private homes are receiving the proper care. Animal rights activist are using their money to persuade our legislators that life in the wild or in the hands of those exempt from S1498 are the only people capable of caring for a primate. This, among most of their statements that contradict the facts on record, just is not true."

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    • S.1498: Super Committee Sunshine Act - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - August 01, 2011 by opencongress.org - Would require the 12 members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (a.k.a. Super Congress) created by the debt ceiling bill to disclose all campaign contributions above $1000 within 48 hours while serving on the committee. ... I support S.1498

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      As noted by opencongress.org on August 01, 2011, "Would require the 12 members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (a.k.a. Super Congress) created by the debt ceiling bill to disclose all campaign contributions above $1000 within 48 hours while serving on the committee. ... I support S.1498" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s1498/show)
    • S.1498: Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2009 - U.S. ... - July 20, 2009 by opencongress.org - S.1498 - Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2009. An original bill to provide an extension of highway programs authorized under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users. view all titles (3) .... OpenCong

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      As noted by opencongress.org on July 20, 2009, "S.1498 - Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2009. An original bill to provide an extension of highway programs authorized under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users. view all titles (3) .... OpenCong" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s1498/show)
    • Chicago Police Seize Ring-Tailed Lemur, Two Dogs in Animal Cruelty ... - November 10, 2008 by The HSUS Press Releases - in the Senate (S. 1498), the bill passed the House in June and was approved by a Senate committee in July 2007. Ring-tailed lemurs are native to Madagascar. Because they are an endangered species, buying them across state lines requires ...

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      As noted by The HSUS Press Releases on November 10, 2008, "in the Senate (S. 1498), the bill passed the House in June and was approved by a Senate committee in July 2007. Ring-tailed lemurs are native to Madagascar. Because they are an endangered species, buying them across state lines requires ..." (http://www.hsus.org/acf/news/pressrel/chicago_police_dogs_lemur_cruelty_110208.html)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Monkeys belong in wild - November 09, 2007 by News-Leader.com, MO - The US Congress is considering the Captive Primate Safety Act (S. 1498 and HR 2964) to prohibit interstate commerce in pet primates, and the Humane Society ...

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      As noted by News-Leader.com, MO on November 09, 2007, "The US Congress is considering the Captive Primate Safety Act (S. 1498 and HR 2964) to prohibit interstate commerce in pet primates, and the Humane Society ..." (http://www.news-leader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071110/OPINIONS03/711100307/1069/OPINIONS)
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