Tuesday, 31 January 2017

The secret trade in baby chimps

quote [ His black hair is ruffled and his dirty nappy scrapes the concrete floor as he crawls towards the familiar figures of the men who have been holding him captive.

The baby chimp, ripped away from his family in the wild, is the victim of a lucrative and brutal smuggling operation, exposed by a 12-month-long BBC News investigation spanning half a dozen countries. ]

Apparently there is a black market for baby chimps that I never knew existed.
[SFW] [travel] [+5 WTF]
[by Kat@6:43amGMT]


papango said @ 7:26am GMT on 31st Jan [Score:1 Underrated]
I don't blame these apes from tearing people's faces off when they grow up.
rylex said @ 7:17am GMT on 31st Jan
black markets exist for everything. its like a rule of the internet
Kat said @ 7:20am GMT on 31st Jan
Yeah, I figured as much. Much like rule 34. I find it to be a fascinating read, though.
slaytanik said @ 11:33am GMT on 31st Jan
Humans are the worst.
mwooody said @ 11:16pm GMT on 31st Jan
In demand as pets in wealthy homes or as performers in commercial zoos, baby chimpanzees command a price tag of $12,500, a little under £10,000, but sometimes more.

Yes, that's how fluctuating exchange rates work.

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