June 25, 2010

At the zoo

Item: County considers killing zoo animals to cut expenses
The sort of man who likes to spend his time watching a cage of monkeys chase one another, or a lion gnaw its tail, or a lizard catch flies, is precisely the sort of man whose mental weakness should be combatted at the public expense, and not fostered. He is a public liability and public menace, and society should seek to improve him. Instead of that, we spend a lot of money to feed his degrading appetite and further paralyze his mind. — H.L. Mencken
At The ZooSimon and Garfunkel

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