BusinessWeek talks to hardcore monkey owners who fear a federal "Captive Primate Safety Act" is part of an effort to render them monkeyless:
Some people are seeing the conflict over primate ownership as something larger than monkey business—a question of government power. Taking a libertarian view, Joseph Kirkland doesn't think he should be punished for the perceived mistakes of other monkey owners. An National Rifle Association member, he channels that group's resentment toward people who want to legislate his life. "Just like my gun," he says, "They're going to have to pry my monkey from my cold, dead hand."
Whole thing here.