Thursday, February 22, 2007

CBP News of the Odd

Someone tried to smuggle a human being into the United States in the engine compartment of a vehicle. Here is that story. I'd like to see a picture of how that worked.

Also, if you plan to import any African rodents, prairie dogs, or certain other animals, you need to know that the FDA is re-opening the comment period on its interim final rule concerning these animals. Here is the FR notice. The reason for this is the continuing need to prevent the spread of monkeypox in the human population. Monkeypox is related to smallpox. Obviously this is important work and it is good to know that smart people are worrying about these things and working to keep us all safe. But, there is no way to avoid the obvious fact that "monkeypox" is a funny word.

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