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2012-12-12 07:17:42 PM
6 votes:

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 03:20:48 PM
5 votes:
Having a pet is one thing. making a monkey (or anything other than a human) your "child" is mental illness.
2012-12-12 03:12:22 PM
4 votes:
She says that the monkey is not her pet, it's her baby. Ergo she should be charged with child endangerment.
2012-12-12 07:26:13 PM
2 votes:
Done! Heres the link to the sanctuary's donation page:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/294104?c=home
2012-12-12 05:01:33 PM
2 votes:

Insatiable Jesus: The only thing in the story that isn't loathsome is the monkey. Dumbass owner on one hand and anthropomorphically deranged shelter worker could both help the world out by having a head on car crash.


Actually, the shelter worker was right on. He's a monkey. He should be a monkey. He should be around other monkeys. She couched is as "He should be himself" or words to that effect. She's saying he should be a monkey among other monkeys.

This is neither deranged nor anthropomorphic...or do you need to hear it from a man?
2012-12-12 04:51:30 PM
2 votes:
Really? I'm the only one who thinks this is sad? That the monkey is a scared child being taken away from the only home that he knows?
2012-12-12 04:43:53 PM
2 votes:

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

Welcome to my ignore list, dude.


Did you forget to switch to your alt?
2012-12-12 04:33:52 PM
2 votes:

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

Welcome to my ignore list, dude.

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


Either that or I think we found someone crazier than the monkey's owner.
2012-12-12 04:03:28 PM
2 votes:

FriarReb98: I totally missed this story, background please??


Background is where the farkin' AUTO-PLAY VIDEO is when I have 6 tabs open!! 


If only there was a tag we could use to warn people of video links......
2012-12-12 03:42:10 PM
2 votes:
I say ship him to Key West Florida and let him play with Hemingway's cats.
Their regulated, its all good.
2012-12-12 03:40:34 PM
2 votes:

dogdaze: Why did she lose it in the first place?


Monkeys aren't very good at following commands such as "wait in the car while I shop for crappy furniture".
2012-12-12 03:22:01 PM
2 votes:
That IKEA monkey is just adorable and definitely makes me want to buy furniture. In fact, I think I would buy anything that IKEA monkey recommended. He'll make a trustworthy logo that will save the company. I
2012-12-12 03:16:14 PM
2 votes:

WhoGAS: Any text story for this?


Dumb broad thinks the monkey is a child and wants it back because she's a dumb broad. She should never be allowed to own another animal. Or breed.

That pretty much sums it up.
2012-12-12 03:16:02 PM
2 votes:
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2012-12-12 03:13:31 PM
2 votes:
thumbnails.hulu.com
2012-12-12 03:12:47 PM
2 votes:
Your inside is out and your outside is in.

Your outside is in and your inside is out.

Come on.
2012-12-12 08:40:47 PM
1 votes:
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 08:08:32 PM
1 votes:
I don't know why, but this is the funniest thing I've seen in a long time.

weknowmemes.com
2012-12-12 07:29:29 PM
1 votes:
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 07:20:58 PM
1 votes:

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 05:37:19 PM
1 votes:

durbnpoisn: Here is my $0.2.

Too often do people mistake the cute actions of monkeys as SO addorable only because they are so human-like. And perhaps they are. But most monkey species are not domesticated. They could snap at any moment.

But here is the other side of the situation. That woman raised that little guy from a baby. He now expects his human contact. If they put him into a cage with a bunch of other monkeys, he's not going to know how to take care of himself. He'll probably wind up hurt or dead.

This woman did a terrible disservice to this poor little fella's life.

Well, since the damage is done, just let her have it back.


The monkey is still a baby and can be rehabbed so that it fits in with other monkeys.
2012-12-12 05:33:11 PM
1 votes:
This person deserves to have her face eaten by a herpes-infested monkey.
2012-12-12 05:28:40 PM
1 votes:

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!
2012-12-12 05:19:43 PM
1 votes:
"Given the history and current-day context of racialized standards of beauty, and the hypersexualization of people of color, when a white woman makes fun of a black women's body, especially in a way that hypersexualizes her and draws on the stereotype of black women's big butts, it's racist,"

But it was my "service" animal.
2012-12-12 05:03:54 PM
1 votes:

STRYPERSWINE: Really? I'm the only one who thinks this is sad? That the monkey is a scared child being taken away from the only home that he knows?



According to the followup thread this species of monkey needs specialized care.  They're also known carriers of Herpes B.  While the animal shows no symptoms as a host they can transmit it to humans through a bite or scratch.  Herpes B can be fatal to humans.
 
http://www.fark.com/comments/7478500/The-monkey-is-fine-You-can-all- go -home-now
2012-12-12 04:55:35 PM
1 votes:
♪ In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight ♫
2012-12-12 04:52:48 PM
1 votes:

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Joe Peanut: dogdaze: Why did she lose it in the first place?

Monkeys aren't very good at following commands such as "wait in the car while I shop for crappy furniture".

I know MY monkey never follows orders.


Same here. That's why I have to constantly spank it. Especially when it gets a little rowdy in public.
2012-12-12 04:49:34 PM
1 votes:
Monkey's should never be pets period. Once they hit puberty they get very violent and will instinctively attack the face and genitals.

People who love dangerous exotic pets are like crazy cat people, they get way too attached to the animal and don't realize the danger.
2012-12-12 04:31:16 PM
1 votes:

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

Welcome to my ignore list, dude.


You forgot to change accounts before posting your reply, FYI.
2012-12-12 04:26:13 PM
1 votes:

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?
2012-12-12 04:16:38 PM
1 votes:

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.


Too be fair, how sweet was their wardrobes? Or did you leave them nekkid?
2012-12-12 04:14:16 PM
1 votes:

GBB: Am I the only one that thought "employee" when I read "IKEA monkey"?


probably.
2012-12-12 04:07:18 PM
1 votes:
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.
2012-12-12 03:53:59 PM
1 votes:
So is that monkey made of particle board and wood laminate?
2012-12-12 03:52:41 PM
1 votes:

Diogenes: kombat_unit: Was the monkey illegally possessed?

I think the Church frowns on all possessions.


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2012-12-12 03:46:03 PM
1 votes:
'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.
2012-12-12 03:41:47 PM
1 votes:

Joe Peanut: dogdaze: Why did she lose it in the first place?

Monkeys aren't very good at following commands such as "wait in the car while I shop for crappy furniture".


I know MY monkey never follows orders.
2012-12-12 03:41:15 PM
1 votes:
The only thing in the story that isn't loathsome is the monkey. Dumbass owner on one hand and anthropomorphically deranged shelter worker could both help the world out by having a head on car crash.
2012-12-12 03:36:36 PM
1 votes:
Hey, it's her meenky.

i.ytimg.com
2012-12-12 03:34:25 PM
1 votes:
Really? The news articles I read yesterday and the day before said that she was OK with the Sanctuary keeping it, if they were going to take care of it properly.

So. Congrats for being two days late and wrong on the news.
2012-12-12 03:22:16 PM
1 votes:
Pretty sure the original article I read stated that monkeys were not allowed as pets in wherever this was
2012-12-12 03:15:03 PM
1 votes:
Well, I am just a monkey man. I'm glad you are a monkey woman too
2012-12-12 03:14:24 PM
1 votes:
i219.photobucket.com
2012-12-12 03:13:55 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-12-12 03:07:04 PM
1 votes:
Why did she lose it in the first place?
 
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