“Are we done yet with examining how monkeys are so much like humans? Haven’t we learned everything we need to learn from these experiments? I have a better suggestion for research. Let’s spend some money examining why humans behave in the atrocious ways they do. Let’s spend some money helping humans learn to stop destroying their home – this planet. Let’s devote our efforts to helping humans learn to preserve wild animals and their habitats. Let’s teach humans to live among wild animals, but more so, to live peaceably among other humans.”
With thanks to Snoring Dog Studio for this thoughtful post. Read the complete text here.
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Drawing by Mildred E. Eldridge for the 1948 Knopf edition of Walter de la Mare’s Three Royal Monkeys.