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(Canoe)   The battle between an Alberta multi-millionaire and the province over the seizure of his poker-playing monkey and other unusual pets has been resolved   ( ) divider line
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5720 clicks; posted to Main » on 05 Jan 2005 at 6:40 PM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2005-01-05 02:52:32 PM  
That's good. I was losing sleep over this one.
2005-01-05 03:32:39 PM  
Jeez Miles_OToole - was that just the standard Fark answer, or are you reading my thoughts?

/had nightmares
2005-01-05 04:41:48 PM  
Nobody has personal property rights in the People's Republic of Canada?

No wonder california liberals like 'em so much.
2005-01-05 06:46:19 PM  
a confidentiality agreement prevents the parties from discussing the settlement, even whether the animals have been returned.

Zoo spokeswoman Kathleen Hewitt said the animal has not been returned to Sprung.

2005-01-05 06:47:45 PM  
She just works at the zoo.
2005-01-05 06:48:52 PM  
It's always the poker playing monkeys that suffer the most in this kind of thing...
2005-01-05 06:50:05 PM  
Yeah - Weaver95 - Try keeping a deer (or any other wild or exotic animal) on your personal property in Pennsylvania. Fish and Wildlife will be all over you like stink on shiat. There are animals that you are allowed to keep and animals that you aren't allowed to keep.
2005-01-05 06:50:08 PM  
I think this is covered under wildlife laws, since most Canadians don't think God gave us the earth to rape and abuse.
2005-01-05 06:51:55 PM  
my monkey is always trying to re-raise. maybe i should try teaching it poker....

BAD monkey!! (spank)
2005-01-05 06:53:32 PM  
2005-01-05 06:55:09 PM  
2005-01-05 06:56:25 PM  
You're right Weaver95:
"the Charter [of rights and freedoms] does not prohibit the "establishment" of religion, nor does it protect property rights explicitly."

2005-01-05 07:00:42 PM  
only in alberta
2005-01-05 07:04:03 PM  
The moose, which the family erroneously believed was a male and dubbed Murray, was turned over to the Calgary Zoo where her true sex was determined and she was renamed Anne Murray.

I'm laughing so hard I think I'm going to break something.

/only in Calgary
///let's get an E/C flamewar going
////wait, let's not
2005-01-05 07:23:17 PM  

Nobody has personal property rights in the People's Republic of Canada?

No wonder california liberals like 'em so much.

"In its statement of defence, the province said Fish and Wildlife officers acted in good faith when they used the flawed warrant, and Sprung was improperly in possession of the pets."
2005-01-05 07:25:19 PM  
There's just so much wrong with this guy I don't know where to begin.
2005-01-05 07:26:14 PM  
Cleversimon: The frightening part about that is that someone could actually have problems determining the sex of a moose. It ain't like it's a mouse or something. Mooses gots big junk. Oh, and Edmonton sucks rocks. You're welcome.

Sprung is a real wierd dude, or so he would be considered if he wasn't so insanely rich. Now he's merely 'eccentric'. I bet everyone on Fark has seen or been in a sprung structure without knowing it. The instant structures that Sprung makes have been used as hangars for space shuttles, as base camp at ground zero, and are currently being used in Bagdad.

BTW- Don't taunt the poker monkey unless you got the nuts.
2005-01-05 07:28:59 PM  
Ahh, I miss Alberta at times.

2005-01-05 07:37:15 PM  
UncleBoB'sSun, you mean like Quebec? I am always amazed when driving from Boston to Montreal. As soon as you cross the border from Vermont into Quebec, the trees just disappear. A lot of the border is like that because they have cleared all the forests.
2005-01-05 07:47:45 PM  

Quebeckers think everything is for raping and abusing. Ever tried poutine?
2005-01-05 07:49:09 PM  
I bet everyone on Fark has seen or been in a sprung structure without knowing it.

That's just crying out for pun-ishment.
2005-01-05 07:49:40 PM  
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oh wait...
2005-01-05 07:54:47 PM  
What confuses (and irritaes) me more than anything else, is that there is a 'confidentiality agreement between the parties' (which are the province and a private person).

Why on earth did the province get into a confidentiality agreement about this? What the heck are they trying to hide? After all, it's not like the case is being kept confidential to protect the victims... Which would be really one of the few situation the government should agree to something like this. But otherwise?
When did court procedings become a private matter?
2005-01-05 07:58:30 PM  
I wonder how Ann Muray is dealing with her new competition in the looks department>?
2005-01-05 08:01:17 PM  
do you want to touch my monkey?
2005-01-05 08:13:59 PM  

Why on earth did the province get into a confidentiality agreement about this?

It was probably a demand of the millionaire, and since the province seemed to be in a losing situation (the search warrant had already been thrown out) it was probably just happy to settle.
2005-01-05 08:31:07 PM  
Did anyone else see it as "poker-playing money"? That would be more logical.
2005-01-05 09:28:08 PM  
He probably didn't "Hail to the Chimp!"

/didn't RTFA
2005-01-06 10:13:29 AM  
" From chimpan A to chimpan Z, you'll never make a monkey out of me "
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