News Detective: Pondering Primates

Emily, SNK's intrepid reporter, ponders primates.

I have to admit I have mixed feelings about treating primates like people.

Don't get me wrong. I love monkeys. I always visit the ape house when I go to the zoo, and I watch them with fascination. It's amazing to see animals that look and act so much like us. And I do often feel sad that they are locked up in cages. But ape-to-ape videoconferences? That's one of the goals of a group of organizations called Animal Nation. I'm just not sure.

Emily with a large stuffed animal, orangutan-style.

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