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(CNN)   IKEA monkey mom wants her monkey back   (cnn.com) divider line 134
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2012-12-12 05:39:42 PM  
LargeCanine: Monkeys are not pets.

Dogs are pets. Cats are pets. Fish are decoration.



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Exactly. It's a wild animal that has been crippled in its ability to live as such. It should be afforded all the same rights as the insects PETA folks murder on the grille of their Scion enroute to their AW PETA fest.
 
2012-12-12 05:40:10 PM  

ha-ha-guy: MorePeasPlease: MorePeasPlease: Neither of the photos in question contain images of monkeys. Your argument is invalid.

ORLY idiot, then what's the one in the coat-an ape?

You are in a room with a gorilla, a chimpanzee, and a rhesus monkey. The gorilla has a banana, the chimpanzee has a stick, and the rhesus monkey has a rock. What is the smartest primate in the room?


This lovely lady, who could well serve as assistant Librarian at a certain University
 
2012-12-12 05:42:02 PM  
Contents Under Pressure: The monkey is still a baby and can be rehabbed so that it fits in with other monkeys.



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I am so glad that you anthropomorphic people have your priorities straight. Monkey rehab? Really? What a brilliant use of our limited time and resources when the human world is burning.
 
2012-12-12 05:44:50 PM  

Walker: 'He sleeps with me, eats with me, showers with me, goes shopping with me': Owner of Darwin the Ikea monkey desperate to get her 'baby' back

B*tch is cray cray. She's a lawyer too. This explains how so many innocent people wind up in jail. They have lawyers like her.


She's a real estate lawyer. This explains why people buy property governed by an HOA.
 
2012-12-12 05:45:42 PM  

Insatiable Jesus: Contents Under Pressure: The monkey is still a baby and can be rehabbed so that it fits in with other monkeys.



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I am so glad that you anthropomorphic people have your priorities straight. Monkey rehab? Really? What a brilliant use of our limited time and resources when the human world is burning.


Some would say that the money invested in rehab for the money might actually do something good... at least for the monkey. It's not like he'll take the rehab money and go buy a bottle of beer and a pack of smokes.
 
2012-12-12 05:46:15 PM  
Yes, monkey-rehab. Humans farked-up this poor little animal, so it should be the responsibility of humans to fix it so that it can at least live with it's own kind.
 
2012-12-12 05:49:15 PM  

Max Awesome: Humans farked-up this poor little animal, so it should be the responsibility of humans to fix it so that it can at least live with it's own kind


Good point. You are probably human, so I designate YOU to take care of that expense.

Start writing those checks man, what are you waiting for?
 
2012-12-12 05:49:58 PM  
Let's cut down to the brass tacks here, man... How much for the monkey?
 
2012-12-12 05:58:33 PM  

ariosto: You forgot to change accounts before posting your reply, FYI.


DirkTheDaring: Did you forget to switch to your alt?


Can't a Farker call himself out for arrogant stupidity without alt-suspicion these days?
 
2012-12-12 06:28:56 PM  
The important question has yet to be answered:

Did they let Darwin keep the coat or not?

/simian style king, of all years
 
2012-12-12 06:51:29 PM  

mark12A: I had a couple of Rhesus monkeys when I lived in the Philippines. Oh yeah, deys cute as a button when young, but damm, when they grow up they are mean, mean, attack machines. Prepetual two year old brats with nasty teeth. They cannot be pets. Period.


THIS exponent 10

I got this reply from a veterinarian on another board I visit:

"As a vet who has worked with other primates at zoos I can give you a few reasons:

-- monkeys are highly intelligent, long lived animals with complex social and emotional needs; they need to be with others of their own species to develop properly. Keeping them as a pet in a home will result in abnormal social and emotional development. Almost without exception monkeys kept as pets are emotionally disturbed individuals. They suffer from depression as well. It's not good for the monkey.

-- they can asymptomatically carry a variety of viral diseases that can be fatal to humans. Blood testing for these diseases isn't accurate enough to eliminate the risk. It's not good for the people around it.

-- they are susceptible to a variety of diseases that we can transfer to them -- a cold, the flu, etc.

--they all can deliver an EXTREMELY nasty bite. When they reach sexual maturity they can become extremely aggressive, and if they are raised as a pet their behavior and emotional development is grossly abnormal anyway, exacerbating the problem. Many species are strong enough to rip both of your arms off without much effort. There are plenty of publicized cases of attacks where a non human primate pet rips off a person's hands, face, and genitals. These areas are deliberately targeted -- think of a sociopathic, psychotic person that is many times as strong as you.

-- once the animal reaches sexual maturity and becomes too dangerous or too much to handle there is no place to re-home them. Zoos don't want primates that haven't been socialized from birth with their own kind. Rescue organizations can only take a few, and it is estimated that there are 15,000 kept as private pets in the US alone.

Not only should monkey ownership not be allowed, it should be criminal to do that to an intelligent, social relative of ours."


/monkey lady she crazy
//shelter care lady she anthropomorphize way too much
///why, no, I won't tell you what board it is
 
2012-12-12 07:04:57 PM  
You want your monkey back? Don't break the farking law.
 
2012-12-12 07:17:42 PM  

Insatiable Jesus: Contents Under Pressure: The monkey is still a baby and can be rehabbed so that it fits in with other monkeys.



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I am so glad that you anthropomorphic people have your priorities straight. Monkey rehab? Really? What a brilliant use of our limited time and resources when the human world is burning.


I used to work at a zoo and at an animal shelter and we got this hoary old argument regularly. What was interesting was that I would ask, "Oh, what sort of volunteer work do you do?" and they'd have no answer. I did get a lot of people who would ask me if I was a volunteer and other volunteers who worked with humans never dismissed what I did, but encouraged it.

People who do volunteer work are choosing how to spend their time. I think working for a monkey charity is more useful than attending a Raiders game, though both are an equally fine way to spend one's free time. These non-profits that take care of animals do fundraising with people who voluntarily donate money (and time). So, a computer magnate can build a 40 bedroom spread with a bowling alley and an indoor pool or they can donate money to a charity they like.

People who are truly generous of spirit don't do the "what about this other group" argument, because they know that there are many ways to contribute to the world, be it human, animal, or habitat and even doing one thing is of far greater value than sitting on your arse being the Great Social Critic.
 
2012-12-12 07:20:58 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Max Awesome: Humans farked-up this poor little animal, so it should be the responsibility of humans to fix it so that it can at least live with it's own kind

Good point. You are probably human, so I designate YOU to take care of that expense.

Start writing those checks man, what are you waiting for?


That's a good idea actually. I'll go donate to the sanctuary right now...
 
2012-12-12 07:26:13 PM  
Done! Heres the link to the sanctuary's donation page:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/294104?c=home
 
2012-12-12 07:29:29 PM  
Link


Darwin is going to live with Sweet Pea, an Olive Baboon that shows gentle mothering tendencies and loves to groom faux fur items left for her, soft plush toys (like in the video above)- and once helped raise a kitten in the barn. When she arrived at Story Book Farm, she was so bored she was pulling her fur out.
Darwin clings to his owner like a mother-but no human can compare to the care a maternal baboon can deliver to the little macaque- ( Also, I imagine the sanctuary will get a lot of donations with the publicity with Darwin's arrival - and hopefully it'll bring for a better home for all the animals)

It's like a Christmas miracle- and a happy story when you take the owners out of the story entirely. Really- they will not get him back and shouldn't get any more attention then they already have- they were fined for keeping a wild animal- the end. I hope Darwin's life at the sanctuary is better then at that house. There's something disturbing about a monkey in a diaper... I bet he's happy to be out of his crap sack.
 
2012-12-12 08:05:01 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Toronto doesn't allow people to own certain animals. That includes monkeys.

In an other article the woman said she lent the monkey to a friend of hers. It got loose and ended up in the IKEA parking lot.


Who lends monkeys? "Thanks for spotting me that monkey Ethel, I was a little short this cycle. I'll pay you back next time I'm in Bangladesh."
 
2012-12-12 08:08:05 PM  

MorePeasPlease: ariosto: You forgot to change accounts before posting your reply, FYI.

DirkTheDaring: Did you forget to switch to your alt?

Can't a Farker call himself out for arrogant stupidity without alt-suspicion these days?


So how did putting yourself on ignore work out?
 
2012-12-12 08:08:32 PM  
I don't know why, but this is the funniest thing I've seen in a long time.

weknowmemes.com
 
2012-12-12 08:11:14 PM  
Perhaps they have something to hide? We should ask her and her monkey.
 
2012-12-12 08:12:52 PM  
farm7.staticflickr.com

lonely baboon needs a friend with a pulse 
(Sweet Pea with toy chimp)
 
2012-12-12 08:32:29 PM  

DirkTheDaring: So how did putting yourself on ignore work out?


Tell him it worked fine.
 
2012-12-12 08:40:47 PM  
Anyone who refers to an animal as their "child" or themselves as the "parent" of that animal is too mentally deranged to own an animal.
 
2012-12-12 08:43:40 PM  
Give the lady a full-grown adult male rhesus macaque and see how she does with it.

/Monkeys belong in forests and jungles and hotels in India...
 
2012-12-12 08:50:19 PM  

whatshisname: Give the lady a full-grown adult male rhesus macaque and see how she does with it.


Not every woman is prepared for macaque, unless she's seen a cockatoo.
 
2012-12-12 09:23:20 PM  

Tax Boy: whatshisname: Give the lady a full-grown adult male rhesus macaque and see how she does with it.

Not every woman is prepared for macaque, unless she's seen a cockatoo.


Magnificent!
 
2012-12-12 09:54:56 PM  

MorePeasPlease: DirkTheDaring: So how did putting yourself on ignore work out?

Tell him it worked fine.


Hey, MorePeasPlease, I just wanted to tell you that MorePeasPlease asked me to let you know that putting yourself on ignore worked out just fine.
 
2012-12-12 10:55:12 PM  
I'm not surprised. Most women want macaque back.
 
2012-12-12 10:56:44 PM  

ka1axy: Curious: all that crap from the woman at the shelter about how the monkey would be able to express itself as a monkey and commune with the other monkeys is PC bullshiat.

they are going to keep in in a cage and hustle folks to pay for it.

Worst of all, they took his coat!


that is a nice coat.
 
2012-12-12 11:24:19 PM  

DirkTheDaring: Hey, MorePeasPlease, I just wanted to tell you that MorePeasPlease asked me to let you know that putting yourself on ignore worked out just fine.


Thanks, but I read his post.
Unlike him, I don't pussy out and ignore words that might huwt my feewings.
 
2012-12-13 01:03:32 AM  

Plant Rights Activist: Pretty sure the original article I read stated that monkeys were not allowed as pets in wherever this was



It was at an IKEA - they only allow mooses as pets there.
 
2012-12-13 02:43:23 AM  

Plant Rights Activist: Pretty sure the original article I read stated that monkeys were not allowed as pets in wherever this was



You're correct.  Toronto does not allow monkeys to be kept as pets.
 
2012-12-13 04:03:10 PM  

Max Awesome: That's a good idea actually. I'll go donate to the sanctuary right now...


Well Done. Glad that's handled.
 
2012-12-13 07:04:21 PM  
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