A woman from Staten Island, New York City, managed to avoid jail time after being caught smuggling 720 pounds (!) of baboon and Green Monkey meat into the U.S.  The judge decided that despite her eleven prior arrests he would give her probation instead of jail time, apparently because she has eight kids.  Moral of the story?  It’s fine to smuggle animal products if you have kids.  Whatever happened to blind justice?

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.