10 Mammals That Idaho Lawmakers Want To Screw Over In New Bill
It's only been a few years since the pandemic hit and changed the world forever. Since then, people are back out enjoying life with barely any restrictions (or none at all!) and life is good!
Shoot - there are even vaccines available for people to take to avoid ever having to deal with coronavirus. To my knowledge, no one has grown a second set of arms from it or turned into a huge purple monster yet... but I suppose we can still wait another 20-30 years to see the real long-term effects.
Idaho Lawmakers Aren't Taking The Risk
Idaho legislation recently introduced House Bill 154 which would criminalize administering the vaccine to humans... and any mammal in the state of Idaho.
According to Idaho legislation, the statement of purpose for the proposed bill says:
This legislation amends Chapter 9, Title 18 of Idaho Code by adding a new section to provide that providing or administering a vaccine using messenger ribonucleic acid technology in an individual or other mammal in the State of Idaho is a misdemeanor.
That's right, folks - Idaho lawmakers aren't taking a chance on this one and are going after not just human beings... but all mammals.
Before we get to the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) response - let's look at examples of mammals in Idaho that would be SOL if they needed the COVID-19 vaccine.
Idaho Law Would Make Giving COVID Vaccine To These Mammals Illegal
Those who are caught administering vaccines to bears, squirrels, or any other mammals could potentially face a misdemeanor charge.
Those poor creatures. The good news is, the CDC says that the risk of pets transmitting COVID-19 is low:
Pets worldwide, including cats and dogs, have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly after close contact with people with COVID-19. The risk of pets spreading COVID-19 to people is low.
The CDC also wants to remind people that if their pet has contracted COVID-19 for any reason - avoid disinfecting them with disinfectant... and don't try to make them wear a mask.
Now, is there any change to Idaho law that could help Idaho benefit more than it does from the gun industry?