Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Titi Trafficking



Mexico Arrests Man With 18 Titi Monkeys Around His Waist

These poor animals were rolled up in socks and slung on a belt! Two were dead, but luckily the rest are expected to lead a normal life.

I'd like to roll this smuggler up in a sock and sling him off a cliff.

13 comments:

Trestin said...

Every day it's a new bizarre sad story from the border.

Ananda girl said...

Ok. This is a weird one. I personally do not care for monkey and they do not like me. However, I sure don't want to see them harmed. Anyone who uses and abuses animals is horrible and should be rolled up in a tube sock and hung.

cube said...

Trestin: You're right. Mexico and the border areas seem to be in extremis right now and it isn't just human victims as witnessed by this story.

cube said...

Ananda Girl: I don't like large monkeys or apes, but the little third world monkeys can be rather cute, although not as a pet. NEVER as a pet.

You're right about how they shouldn't be harmed, even the nasty, unappealing ones ;-)

Jan said...

Sadly he probably would have found buyers. Wonder what the next item smuggled from the border will be.

WomanHonorThyself said...

you cant make this stuff up Cube!

Chuck said...

Too bad one of them didn't bite him in the, well you get the point.

cube said...

Jan: These are heartless people who don't stop at hurting any life on this planet.

WomanHonorThyself: Really. I hadn't even heard of a titi monkey until today.

Chuck: lol. I'm rooting for the monkeys too.

Karen Howes said...

Ah, yes, animal abuse. Just another element, like driving drunk, of machismo Mexican culture.

cube said...

Karen Howes: I don't know that it's limited to Mexico, but the machismo culture is bad news wherever it occurs.

I don't like the idea of a larger and more powerful being picking on a lesser one, whether it's an animal or a person. It just doesn't sit well with me.

Brooke said...

I hate monkeys. Especially titi monkeys.

cube said...

Brooke: How can you hate these cute little animals? They're like the guinea pigs of the monkey world.

Anonymous said...

Those monkeys are really annoying. I hate all monkeys.