29 September 2008

Fears for Barbary Ape after it offers Romford MP a sound bite

according to the Mirror and the Sun there are grave fears for the health of a Barbary ape (actually a Macacque and therefore a monkey and not an ape) after Romford MP Andrew Rosindell (actually a tunicate and therefore not an Homo sapiens)

Apparently Rosindell wandered too close to one of Gibraltar's famous monkeys as she nursed her baby. The monkey gave him a clear sign he wasn't welcome but Romford’s least wanted did not take the hint and was bitten. "It firstly tugged at my sleeve to say clear off. Then about 10 seconds later it went for me. It bit me on my left arm. There was a lot of blood, it was quite bad” said Rosindell.

The shaken monkey was rushed to hospital where it was tested for rabies, BSE, Scrapie and the Marthambles. In a statement vetinarian Maria Bossino stated “Visiting British MPs are a major threat to the Barbary ape population. In the last three years there have been 27 cases of apes succumbing to psychosis and delusions of adequacy after biting MPs. Mr Rosindell, a frequent visitor to Gibraltar, has been viewed as a particular risk to the colony.”

Perhaps next time Rosindell will have the wit not to go near a nursing monkey or at least heed its warnings but then again, perhaps not.

8 comments:

Crushed said...

I would imagine the macaque had more of a human face than Rossindell, the man who proves that people and their dogs grown to ressemble eachother....

Was the Macaque treated for shock?

jams o donnell said...

I'd be surpruised if it wasn't Crushed. His bulldog made little Andrew shave his arse and walk backwards!

Nunyaa said...

I don't know who you are talking about but I get the general idea, poor macaque lol.

Ellee Seymour said...

Yes, I've been to Gibraltar and those monkeys are vicious.

CherryPie said...

Approaching the monkey was a strange thing to do...

jams o donnell said...

Ah politicians are much of a muchness eh Nunyaa....

On a seriou not ellee I can imagine

Or rather stupid Cherie but Rosindell is a twat imho!

Steve Bates said...

I recall once almost getting thrown out of the Houston Zoo just for reading an animal's name aloud from a sign... I pointed and shouted, "There's a crab eating macaque! There's a crab eating macaque!" Maybe I mispronounced it...

Seriously... people (and even politicians) who negligently or deliberately taunt animals deserve what they get.

jams o donnell said...

Haha Steve, In my view Rosindell is an idiot but he really showed his stupidity here