July 2, 2008
Hey I love monkeys in suits as much as the next guy and was a big fan of Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp, however it seems we as a society have truly gone over the edge when we start adopting primates and treating them as children (even going as far as calling them "monkids.")
"Empty nesters looking to relive all the fun of raising children without reliving the turbulent teens are adopting some of our closest relatives: monkeys.
Families are dressing up capuchins, feeding them at the family dinner table and treating them like any other member of the family. They're called monkids."
Apparently these "monkids" once they are older are not unlike some ungrateful real children in that they turn on their "parents"
"I walked into the room and he just, he bit me everywhere he could bite me. He ripped my elbow open, right across my wrist, on my hand, the back of my knee," Sampey said. "And it all happened within, like, three seconds. I got out of the room as fast as I could. But I got out of the room bleeding all over the place."
If you combine this with Spain's parliament recently voicing its support for the rights of apes to life and freedom in what was the first time any national legislature has called for such rights for non-humans then I think we all know where this is headed.
Do you think it is coincidence this is all happening after Charlton Heston died?