Thursday, March 13, 2008

More Monkeying-Around by Conservationists

Conservationists, Jane Goodall amongst them, are making a stink about the use of chimps in entertainment.

Accordingly, they insist that the use of chimps in movies, TV, and commercials is deceiving the public into not recognizing the animals as the endangered species they are. Research they provided to bolster their claims included studies which showed that most people considered gorillas and orangutans [more] endangered than chimps and pointed to the latter's use in film and television as the reason.

These scientists and conservationists may have a point, but it's a small one and this is a waste of time. Who cares if they consider them endangered? What the hell does that even mean? Chimpanzees need a fricking PR campaign to polish their endangered species image? Really?

This time, money, and effort could be better spent on at least a half-dozen things that come to mind just sitting here - things that might actually help chimps and their endangered species status. Just ridiculous.

These people have their collective head up their collective ass, as usual!

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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