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Thu., March 13, 2008, 8:17 a.m.

What about Chico’s human victims?

(The Monday morning protest against the euthanizing of Chico the monkey. Photo by RAJAH BOSE/The Spokesman-Review)

We stressed the health of the human beings in our editorial today.

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 will rest in peace. The health district can rest easily, too, at a sound decision that should have been made even earlier. To the monkey-bite victims, our condolences.
Chico did not have rabies. This means his human victims won't undergo any further distress. That's the good news we should all be focused on.

We know there are many strong opinions on this monkey business. Pun intended. Blog lines are open.

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