Monkey Business: PETA Claps Back at Stylist Jonathan Wright Over Second Primate Pass-Off🐒💔
TL;DR: Celebrity hair maestro Jonathan Wright is in hot water with PETA after the second monkey death in his care. The animal rights group is calling for an investigation into the deaths and a potential ban on Wright’s ownership of exotic critters. Despite the glamour, it seems our hairy friends aren’t suited for the VIP life.
Following the untimely demise of Deor, Jonathan Wright’s pet monkey, the acclaimed celebrity stylist has found himself on the receiving end of a scathing letter from PETA. Who knew monkey business could be so literal and so controversial?💔🐒📝
Claiming he had no business owning an exotic animal, PETA has dropped a dime to the Dallas authorities, asking them to swing into action 🐵. The organization believes Wright may have violated a city ordinance, preventing the ownership of certain prohibited animals. You guessed it, monkeys being one of those.
This isn’t the first primate pass-off under Wright’s care. Deor is the second monkey to die since 2021, following the unfortunate Freeenn. We have to wonder, are these tragic incidents a sign that the stylist’s house is more of a monkey mausoleum than a sanctuary?😱💀
The reasons for the deaths remain a mystery, just like the newest season of your favorite binge-worthy drama. PETA Foundation primatologist Debbie Metzler, who’s all business when it comes to our furry cousins, has a theory, though. She suggests that monkeys who are taken too early from their mothers can catch zoonotic diseases. Imagine that! Our childhood nightmare coming to life, monkeypox, could be a real threat.🐒😷
But the issue isn’t just physical. Metzler claims humans, even with the best of intentions, are just not suited to provide the social environment monkeys need to thrive. We wouldn’t keep a dolphin in a fish tank, right? So why would we try to replace a monkey’s jungle with a city condo? 🏢🌴
It’s like Metzler is saying, we can’t all be like Tarzan, especially when it comes to diseases like Herpes B, which are commonplace among macaque monkeys and deadly to us Homo Sapiens. So it’s not just about wanting a cute, exotic pet – it’s a matter of public health. 🚑💉
Disclaimer: This story doesn’t constitute legal, medical, or lifestyle advice. You may think monkeys make cute pets, but we urge you to consider the potential risks involved and the ethical implications.
Now that we’ve thrown some light on the situation, it’s time to ask the big questions. How can we bridge the gap between our desire for exotic pets and their welfare? Can authorities keep up with the demand for exotic pet regulation, or is it high time we rethink our role in the animal kingdom? Do celebrities have a greater responsibility to set an example in this domain? Comment below and let’s get the conversation rolling. And remember, while monkeys can be charming, not all pets should wear Prada! 🐵👜💬