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There's Nothing Religious About Smuggling Endangered Monkey Meat Into New York


Animals  (tags: cruelty, primates, baboons, monkeys, religion, law )

Scarlett
- 2427 days ago - treehugger.com
Customs agents discovered dozens of pieces of endangered baboons and monkeys hidden in a package filled with smoked fish at Kennedy Airport. The judge has thrown out that defense that the smugger needed the dead primates for religious purposes...



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. (0)
Sunday January 4, 2009, 7:36 pm
Like the Judge, I'm not particularly convinced by the Defendant's sincerity. But the ruling did address the main point - that she failed to file the necessary paperwork and apparently tried to smuggle the rather disgusting items into the country instead.

Of course, I'm biased here - I personally disapprove of any religion which supposedly requires the killing of animals as a form of worship. Though, of course, the article makes no mention as to whether or not her particular religion actually practices the eating of monkey flesh as a form of worship.
 

anastasia mitchell (13)
Monday January 5, 2009, 9:50 am
That is funny. How easy it could be for something like this to happen. It puts so many questions in my head about this country, I have to say.
 

Janelle Tuero (2)
Monday January 5, 2009, 1:53 pm
Well the way l look at it if they can place the head of an Orangutan as a "table centre piece" to which fruit salad is placed after the skull top is removed, then why not import monkey meat? Most Govts. find it easier to ignore the problem than to act, just ask Indonesia why this can happen to a PROTECTED species, It does leave mush hope for the humble monkey does it? Nell
 

JOSSIE ROSS (62)
Monday January 5, 2009, 3:15 pm
WHAT ????????????????? GIVE ME A BREAK !!
 
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