I share your concern but disagree with taking something important about something else and trying to make it about you.
Actually agility and Trials are very much in line with what animals do in the wild, just more structured. They run and jump and dodge things. Ever watch a fox or wolf move?
I was merely pointing out that the rhetoric used by defenders was similar. It is. Especially the bit about "I think they look happy" and a total non-acknowledgement that this might be an issue (not to mention I am pretty sure he cannot tell the difference between a happy monkey and a sad …
Neither is great but at least one is focused on being productive rather than entertainment.
I think this is a good thing. This seems like an attempt to let things cool off a bit, then cut out the River board and their posturing and actually get something done that is reasonable. As long as they both keep an open mind regarding the overall goals I think they can do it.
Because she scares them
To me the cross-over between what is reasonable and what is "abuse" is when an animal is being forced to do things that are completely against its nature. It is not like these monkeys normally ride on the backs of other animals in the wild.
This echoes what people used to say about slaves
Interesting how the columnist neglects the owners comment about rising rents and only focuses on minimum wage increases. It is a booming business so let's say they serve 500 people per day (certainly low), that adds $3 to each person's bill. Did they try to add that onto the prices and fi…
When you call someone a name expect to be censored. it is pretty standard etiquette on a public forum. Don't get all martyr on us.