Thursday, August 15, 2002

Where are the zookeepers while the inmates are being molested?

VISITORS HARASS ANIMALS AT CANADIAN SAFARI PARK

PARC SAFARI: WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE!
BY ROSS MURRAY

Mankind is not at its best in theme parks....

The Parents: Someone has to raise these wretches and apparently those at Parc Safari Sunday live by the principle "Rules? Not for me." How else to explain the father and two children chasing deer far from the trail just inches from one of several signs that read "Please do not leave the trail"? Later, the children chased around a terrified peacock as dad looked on, a contented grin on his face. I wanted to yell, "Leave the damn peacock alone!" or optionally, "Peacock! Take a toe!"

Then there were the families in the cars on the safari trail feeding big honking carrots to the gagging animals. Or worse, the adult who kept dropping chunks of carrot down on top of the chimpanzee. This, however, had nothing on the boy he was accompanying who took the chunks and drilled them at the lounging macaques. When he hit one, he'd go "Yes!" What thoughts of revenge go through those monkeys' minds?...