Queens lawmaker introduces legislation prohibiting use of psychoactive drugs to force zoo animals to procreate

Jackson Heights Assemblywoman Jessica González-Rojas and Brooklyn state Sen. Jabari Brisport recently introduced Johari’s Law, a new law that would make the use of psychoactive drugs to force animals to have sex illegal.

This bill was introduced in response to a New York Times article that outlines how zoos use psychoactive drugs to manage animals in captivity. The article uncovered details of a female gorilla named Johari who would fight off the male she was placed with to procreate. The zoo then dosed her with Prozac until she surrendered to the male. 

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