Monday, November 23, 2009
I just saw photos of the face of Charla Nash. She was the woman who was attacked by Travis the chimp earlier this year. She lost her eyes, nose, hands, and upper jaw in the attack.
Please don't support exotic animals as pets or performers!
They don't want to be in your house wearing a diaper, they want to be in the wild!
Please extinguish all romanticism of chimp motherhood or of owning your own talking parrot. If you're feeling that maternal , just adopt a human child. Or better yet, get a special needs dog!
Here is Jane Goodall's response to the travis attack.
If you're in Portland, please visit the Macaw Landing Foundation for a bit of reality on the plight of parrots as pets and the human impact on their rain forest homes.
Lastly, let us not forget the Siegfried and Roy incident.
For a story on the photo above, click here.