So I get this email from the Wildlife Conservation Society – no, I’m not exactly sure why, either – and it’s on the subject of black market orangutang babies. Apparently there is in fact a good deal of money to be made in black market orangutang babies, which is why the WCS needs money for various palliatives to the problem. Don’t get me wrong. I like orangutangs. I’m just wondering: why don’t they just, you know, buy up the black market orangutang babies and keep them somewhere that the… mo… err, ape-nappers*?… can’t get to?
Oh, I’m sure that there are regulations against that. Still, there’s got to be a way to get it so that it’s in the ape-nappers’ best interests to make sure that the orangutang population increases…