amelia (mmmbopthis) wrote,
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animalistic poll thingie

So I'm taking a class entitled "Primate Behavioral Ecology" this term and the professor specializes in Bonobos, which are the radder version of chimps...if something radder than a chimpanzee really did exist. Anyway, so Bonobos are only found in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) and when civil war broke out, they were hunted as bush meat. Well, a lot of the adults were killed off and the infants were sold as pets, but a lot were saved and wound up in preservation camp unit-y thingies where surrogate human mothers hung out and raised the young. Pretty much like an interactive zoo. Watching this movie (that Professor White is the star of, care of the BBC), a burning question came to a head, something I've been thinking about a lot lately: are animals that are found in zoos being ecologically preserved or are they captured and imprisoned? So I decided to do a poll, as I haven't done one in a while around these parts:


Poll #705484 Zoo priorities

Are animals found in a zoo being preserved or are they imprisoned?

being preserved
6(20.0%)
being imprisoned
11(36.7%)
other - please explain
13(43.3%)


and now for a story. Children, gather 'round close.

Today on my way to school the bus was pretty crowded. These bitchy little fuckers teenagers were sitting up front, which is technically designated for old timers and disabled riders. Which was okay, at least in my mind, because there were neither of the latter group to be had.

Until we stop for an older gentleman, maybe 60 years old, with an obvious limp, topped off with a cane. I kind of expected SOMEONE to move for him. The bus was crowded, sure, but people DO stand on the bus.

But noone moved. So he stood, being thrashed around on the corners due to his lack of balance and coordination which he most likely relied on his cane for, but since it's a bus, a cane is probably no good.

So I aked him, "sir would you like my seat?"

"no..." he trailed off.

Loudly I continued, "BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE SEEMS TO WANT TO MOVE TO LET YOU SIT DOWN."

Those little fuckers in front stared at me and a girl I knew from a class nodded her head in approval of what I was saying, but somehow magically couldn't unstick her rear end from the seat she was sitting in.

The guy gave me an apologetic little smile, "it's okay, a lot of people will probably get off at the U [University]."

Again, I was loud and obnoxious, "WELL, IT DOESN'T MEAN PEOPLE CAN'T MOVE IN THE MEAN TIME FOR YOU, I MEAN YOU DESERVE THE SEATS MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE AT THE FRONT OF THE BUS."

Again, those little fuckers stared at me but didn't move. I was loud enough that EVERYONE on the bus could hear me, but no one moved. I was finally so distraught and almost in tears that I got off a stop early just so I wouldn't get more upset.

THE END.

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