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!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

PETA Wants ChristmasVille To Cancel Cruel Entertainment of Chimpfabulous. Thank You PETA!!!

PETA wants ChristmasVille to cancel horse-riding chimps

Group posts message on ChristmasVille Facebook page

- The Herald

The animal advocate's group People for Ethical Treatment of Animals is asking ChristmasVille organizers to scrap the horseback-riding chimpanzees from today's holiday festivities in downtown Rock Hill.

Friday night, the group posted a message on ChristmasVille's Facebook page asking people to contact organizers about canceling the chimps. The post was later removed from ChristmasVille's page on the social networking site.

"On Saturday, December 5, organizers of the ChristmasVille festival in Rock Hill, South Carolina, plan to host a cruel event in which chimpanzees are forced to ride horses for spectators' entertainment," the post states. "Chimpanzees used in the entertainment industry are forcibly separated from their mothers while they are often still nursing infants. ... Training baby chimpanzees almost always includes physical abuse to ensure that the animals live in fear and know that the trainer is 'boss.'"

Read the complete post by PETA here.

This is the first year for ChristmasVille to host Chimpfabulous, starring the Rosaire Chimpanzees. As the world's only trick and fancy horseback-riding chimpanzees, the group is billed as the most respected and largest chimpanzee ensemble in the entertainment industry.

Three shows will be in the grassy area in the 100 block of East Main Street. Showtimes are 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Check back for updates.


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