When I first saw this article, I didn’t think much of it, except that it was stupid. When I read it this time, I was upset. I’ll show you why:
LONDON – Caged and barely clothed, eight men and women monkeyed around for the crowds Friday in an exhibit labeled “Humans” at the London Zoo.
“Warning: Humans in their Natural Environment” read the sign at the entrance to the exhibit, where the captives could be seen on a rock ledge in a bear enclosure, clad in bathing suits and pinned-on fig leaves. Some played with hula hoops, some waved.
Visitors stopped to point and laugh, and several children could be heard asking, “Why are there people in there?”
London Zoo spokeswoman Polly Wills says that’s exactly the question the zoo wants to answer.
“Seeing people in a different environment, among other animals … teaches members of the public that the human is just another primate,” Wills said.
What?! So it lies to the public?
Tom Mahoney, 26, decided to participate after his friend sent him an e-mail
about the contest as a joke. Anything that draws attention to apes, he said, has his support.
“A lot of people think humans are above other animals,” he told The Associated Press. “When they see humans as animals, here, it kind of reminds us that we’re not that special.”
Man, this bugs me! It’s probably because I just got done reading this morning about Belshazzar, and Nebuchadnezzar the day before, and how God had to take these kings down a notch because they refused to give glory to their Creator.
I mean, we are different than any animal on this planet– we make decisions based not on instinct, but because of a moral code. We feel guilt and have a moral compass. We were created different, and are the only beings on this Earth that can have a relationship with God! Jesus Christ came to die for us, not some animals!