Monkey Goes 'Ape,' Toilets are a Wash-Out
A rhesus monkey escaped from a cage in a circus near Berlin this month.
After traveling about six miles in five days, it had developed an appetite and entered a pizzeria in a small German town.
The staff was surprised when a one and a half foot tall "customer" showed
up in the pizzeria, but tried to keep the situation under control until the authorities arrived. They used lettuce and rolls
to tempt the monkey into the women's bathroom and tried to keep it calm. However, once cornered, "Lala" went 'ape.' She began
busting up the place, breaking a vase, tossing all the paper towels into the sink, and then turning on the tap.
Both the women's and men's bathrooms, the kitchen, and part of the dining
room got flooded before the animal was subdued. The owner is expected to get a $5,700 reward for capturing the monkey.
-- the Editor, Source: Reuters, July 4, 2003
Rioting Greek Fans Set Fire To Dog
A black-and-white husky was smeared with tar and set on fire by rioting
soccer fans after the Greek Cup final, police said Wednesday. The dog was attacked by fans of Aris Thessaloniki after the
team was defeated 1-0 Saturday by crosstown rival PAOK. After the game, Aris fans set fires in Toumba Stadium and later smashed
cars and property. The dog was apparently picked on for its colors: PAOK play in black and white. An animal welfare group
found and treated the husky for burns and an injured eye, and informed the police Wednesday, authorities said. -- FOXSports
Crazy for Animals (or is she just crazy?)
"I am not only uninterested in having children. I am opposed to
having children. Having a purebred human baby is like having a purebred dog; it is nothing but vanity, human vanity." ~ Ingrid Newkirk, President and co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Newkirk's last will and testament: "That the meat of my body, or a portion thereof, be used for a human barbeque...my skin, or a portion thereof, be removed
and made into leather products...my feet be removed and umbrella strands or other ornamentation be made from them...my eyes
be removed, mounted and delivered to the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency..."
Newkirk on her divine mandate: "I am just trying to make the best case for animals. That is clearly what I was put on this earth to do. Even after
I am gone, I will try to continue."
-- From the article "The Extremist: The woman behind PETA," by Michael
Specter in New Yorker magazine