Saturday, April 12, 2008

Orlando-area pet owners go ape over their primate 'monkids'

She said the young and the old get excited about monkeys because of their humanlike features, intelligence and range of emotions. Owners network through online forums and share photos of their primates dolled up in frilly dresses, Superman capes and sports jerseys.

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Many owners say they adore their hairy companions and give them the best of care. Animal-rights groups, however, are fighting hard to ban primate pets. Congress is discussing a bill that would prohibit interstate travel for monkeys, a move that would hamper sales.

(Via Boing Boing.)


winterbemused x9 said...

"Congress is discussing a bill that would prohibit interstate travel for monkeys..."

Visions of a car load of hopped up, drunken monkeys, chomping on Cuban cigars, speeding recklessly down the interstate highway, looking for the circus that left them behind when they went on some crazed banana-daquiri bender.

In the back seat, one chimp, dressed in a tattered Superman costume, is zipped on crank, while frenetically writing his epic, "On The Road, With A Bunch of Stoned Monkeys..."

I'm assuming this proposed bill will not reference the Mann Act, regarding what was quaintly known as interstate transport of victims of the "white slave trade"?

Perhaps the Non-Mann Act?

I'm jes' askin', ya know? (Maybe some questions are best not asked, or, answered.)

Dane of War said...

There's no way of best explaining how pissed off I get when people dress animals up in costumes. They're fugging animals!

Cornelius and Zira would certainly have something to say about this.

Dr. Zira: Taylor! Don't treat him that way!
George Taylor: Why not?
Dr. Zira: It's humiliating!
George Taylor: The way you humiliated me? All of you? YOU led me around on a LEASH!
Cornelius: That was different. We thought you were inferior.
George Taylor: Now you know better.

Anonymous said...

I'm down with the "On The Road, With A Bunch of Stoned Monkeys..."Only thing is, Hunter is dead and I think his version might have been the perfect match for the title.