“Well, this is sad indeed. No chimp or ape should be living in an enclosure as someone's "pets". It is so odd that no one knew about these precious creatures until they escape? What was the living environment for them all these years? I wish they could have used a tranquilizer on the male, but maybe, just maybe, he needed this release from the life he has been living...mostly likely one that is hellish. I hope with all my heart the female is taken to some place where she can live more freely.”
benne841 on Jul 12, 2012 at 20:32:30
“I empathize for the female. How is she feeling?
Chimpanzees are very intelligent and self-aware and feel emotions as deeply as we do.
I would wager she is feeling deep, burning grief....
“hummm. Wouldn't be too sure. Films made in the US or by US film companies that have live animal action are required to have a representative from the American Humane Association on set. However, there are many films made abroad that don't have an AHA rep on set. Or sometimes late in production, a second crew will go to another location to film animals scenes. Can be a tricky situation. Unless it has AHA stamp of approval, the animals weren't monitored. That said, there have been many advances using CGI etc that reduces the number of animals required in scenes or creates the illusion necessary for that scene.”
Jan 20, 2012 at 11:30:35
“I do! Thank you Brie! I know, I kind of shamelessly promoted our ReStore :) But the more we can get the word out about the secondhand market for building materials the more we divert from landfills and the more money is raised to support a great cause. And people can save money, as you pointed out, by purchasing new or gently used items from thrift stores or materials from ReStores to fix up their homes. Can you tell I love ReStores?”
Jan 20, 2012 at 10:13:10
“Brie. Great article about thirft stores...you also might want to consider letting folks know about ReStores. ReStores retail centers that accept donated home improvement materials from individuals,retailers, manufacturers, distributers and resell them to the public at greatly reduced prices. The funds generated from the sale of these items support the home construction programs of local Habitat for Humanity affiliates, while also diverting materials from all ready over flowing landfills. Since we opened our ReStore in Elgin, IL, in April 2006, we have raised enough funds to construct 21 homes and have diverted over 3,800 tons of materials from landfills. Not bad!
Think of it as Goodwill meets Home Depot. It is a perfect place for a Do It Yourselfer, landlords, contractors, designers and so on. There are over 750 ReStores nationwide.”
hp blogger Brie Dyas on Jan 20, 2012 at 10:49:43
“You bring up a great point with ReStores...I love shopping them for home improvement materials. I think it merits another post on the surprising secondhand market for building materials, don't you think?”
“At this rate, the puppy will be dead in the next couple of weeks. No 4 week old puppy finds itself in a hole. No 4 week old puppy should be in the care of a 10 year old. No 4 week old puppy should be separated from its mother. A miracle if it lives or thrives under the care of this "family"”
HamletsMill on Sep 16, 2011 at 22:55:23
“I agree 100%. And if the kid is ten years old in Red State Texas Goober Time, then that's five years old in Blue State Critical Thinking Skills Development Time as to real intelligence development in life. No month old puppy should EVER be put under the care of either age. Things are not looking good for that little guy down in the Trailerhood.”