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Kentucky bill would let service monkeys help paralyzed people

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Kentucky bill would let service monkeys help paralyzed people

Posted: Jan 21, 2014 9:16 AM ESTUpdated: Jan 21, 2014 1:02 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky legislators may soon debate whether to allow service monkeys to assist paralyzed adults with simple household tasks.

A northern Kentucky lawmaker has introduced the bill at the request of a family that looked into bringing in a service monkey to assist their daughter, who was paralyzed in an automobile accident. The family found out Kentucky prohibits the use of service monkeys.

“Like all families do, they were searching for ways to help,” Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, said in a recent interview.

Read more: https://www.myfoxdc.com/story/24506147/kentucky-bill-would-let-service-monkeys-help-paralyzed-people#ixzz2r3xdq7sw 

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