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H.R. 3542: Human-Animal Chimera Prohibition Act of 2021

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Presumably this legislation would be strongly opposed by the “furries” community.

Context

In Greek mythology, a chimera was an animal with three heads: a lion, goat, and snake. Since then, the word has come to mean a combination of multiple animals, or a combination of a human and an animal, such as a sphinx (head of a human and body of a lion) or centaur (head of a human and body of a horse). For millennia, these remained fantasies — until recently.

In a laboratory, the first human-pig chimera was created in 2017, while the first human-monkey chimera was announced in April 2021. These aren’t like the chimeras of ancient myth — no “human head with a lion body” creatures. Instead, they take forms such as …

Sponsor and status

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 25, 2021
Length: 5 pages
Introduced
May 25, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on May 25, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 25, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

Cosponsors

24 Cosponsors (24 Republicans)

Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

May 25, 2021
 
Introduced

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H.R. 3542 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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