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SR: Chico The Monkey Had To Die

Let us begin with a moment of silence for Chico, the South Hill monkey euthanized Monday. Now let us move on to some common sense. The Spokane Regional Health District showed a lot of it by choosing the well-being of humans over animals. Chico might have had rabies. If he did, the three people Chico bit nearly two weeks ago were at risk for the fatal illness. The only way to know for sure was to test Chico’s brain tissue. He had to be put to sleep for this to happen/Spokesman-Review Editorial Board. More here

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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