The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Craigslist Ad, Playing With a Chimpanzee, Gini Valbuena

Recently, a disturbing advertisement appeared on the popular online community, The ad featured a photo of a baby chimpanzee and offered “hands-on” encounters with chimpanzees for $100/hour. The ad promised, “Your encounter may include holding, feeding, playing with and photographing a young chimpanzee.”

The ad was placed by Gini Valbuena, who operates a business (Valbuena Chimps) out of her home in Clearwater. In addition to “Chimpanzee Encounters,” she also rents her chimpanzees for commercials, trade shows, etc. Unfortunately, this is not illegal. But it is certainly exploitive and teaches horrible messages about these endangered animals.

Craigslist allows visitors to comment if they feel an advertisement is inappropriate. Please help us get this ad off Craigslist.

View the ad by visiting this link, and then click on the “prohibited” button in the top right corner of the screen.

If the advertisement receives enough negative clicks it will automatically be removed."


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