Thursday, February 26, 2009

Primates in the News

You've probably seen the story about the "pet" chimpanzee in Connecticut that had to be shot. And you've probably seen the story about the New York Post cartoon that conflated that story with the Stimulus Bill, in a way that was tasteless, at best.

If you can bear reading more about monkeys as pets, this column by Hilzoy is well worth your time (and it's a good read, besides).

1 comment:

troutay said...

I can not get my head around the fact that people would even want a monkey.
It seems so inhumane. But then I answer my own question. Those people are not as smart as their own monkeys.