Who speaks for the elephants at the Los Angeles Zoo?
Richard Pryor, that's who
Seems the world-famous funnyman (whose albums
I spent many a pot-hazed summer day listening to in high school) is calling for the L.A. Zoo to send it's trio of pachyderms to an elephant sanctuary, rather than follow through on the Zoo's plans for remodeling and expanding the massive beast's current digs (which currently consist of a patch of dirt and a water hose).
Noted within the linked piece is the fact that Mayor Villaraigosa has also gone on record as being in favor of giving the long-suffering
animals a one-way ticket to Retirementville, a preserve where they can rest their huge, and presumably, achy feet, whilst dining on the finest grasses the North American continent has to offer.
Which I'm all for.
However, if you follow the logic of this all the way to it's conclusion, you might begin to feel that perhaps all
the animals in the Zoo should be sent to preserves rather than live out their lives in small, though humane, enclosures.
And if I actually endorsed
such a leap of logic, I would risk a polite, well-reasoned, intellectually sound response
, whose views I do respect.
So, instead, let me close by saying: "Fuck'n is good for you, jack. Gettin some pussy beats having a war.