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Muggers Who Never Get Caught--Maybe Because They're Not Human

Humans are just a higher form of animal, meaning that animals are a lot like us (and vice-versa). India has a major problem with aggressive monkeys that are overrunning its cities and even mugging its citizens.

India was once the world’s largest supplier of monkeys for research purposes, but the Indian government placed strict quotas on them 40 years ago, due to concerns about the medical experiments being performed on them, and in December, the NIH suspended all new grants for research on chimpanzees. Now there are too many monkeys stalking the streets of India's major cities.

Like most countries today, India's economy is in deep recession and the ban on monkey exports makes this even worse.

In the May 23rd edition of the New York Times, Gardiner Harris writes: "Monkeys are famous for their cooperative grooming behaviors. Perhaps global trade could follow a similar pattern?"



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