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Touch my monkey. Love my monkey. But don’t discriminate against my monkey!

bonnet-macaque.jpgUhm. Yeah.

A southwest Missouri woman has sued Wal-Mart, local health officials and Cox Health Systems, claiming they discriminated against her and her monkey named Richard.
Debby Rose of Springfield said in the lawsuit that the 10-year-old bonnet macaque helps curb a social anxiety disorder that can cause her to have panic attacks in public.
The suit contends the Springfield-Greene County Health Department lacked the authority to decide that Richard is not a service animal under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Health officials in 2006 sent letters to restaurants and grocery stores, advising them not to let Rose in with the monkey. (Source)

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See, most "normal" people use SSRIs and/or cognitive behavioral therapy to deal with their anxiety. Others use alcohol and blogging.

I'm pretty certain seeing a crazy lady with a monkey walking into my grocery store would actually make *me* a little anxious.

I think I'd prefer a monkey to those yippie little rat dogs that stupid girls in LA carry around in their purses.

i don`t understand, but TY