Kim Kardashian has really gotten under PETA’s skin this time. Her last troll effort was three years ago when she posted a photo of her wearing a fur bikini and boots on her Instagram page. A short time after posting her furkini photos, animal rights hoodlums showed up and attempted to terrorize Kim Kardashian for wearing fur during a book signing event at a Barnes and Noble store in New York City. Her resentment of PETA probably began in 2012 when a PETA activist flour-bombed her at a Hollywood event announcing the launch of her perfume.
Now, according to the online entertainment tabloid babe, the animal rights group went ballistic after Kim posted a video on her Instagram account showing her children playing with two marmoset monkeys at her home.
PETA’s Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Brittany Peet released a statement to babe stating: Marmosets should be jumping from tree to tree, playing with one another, and raising their offspring in large, tight-knit social groups. PETA urges families to steer clear of exhibitors that drag wild animals around town for this type of misguided stunt.
Other so-called experts also condemned Kim Kardashian stating that her video is tantamount to promoting the violent monkey trade. One college professor named Erin Vogel who berated Kardashian who teaches at Rutgers University states that most pet monkeys are taken from their mothers after she is shot and killed.
All of this sounds ominous but the background of the marmoset monkeys ultimately is not truly known. Also, despite it being illegal to own exotic pets (like marmoset monkeys) in California, no doubt the Kardashians covered their tracks and obtained a restricted species permit from the Golden State’s Department of Fish and Wildlife before letting their kids have their fun.
There is no proof the Kardashians even purchased the monkeys to begin with and it is very likely they thought of all of the legal ramifications of their actions before posting this video. The result was it paid off beautifully! In the meantime, here is hoping Kim’s children were entertained and the marmoset monkeys are safe and sound. Rock on, Kim! Rock on!
PHOTO CREDIT: By © Raimond Spekking / CC BY-SA 4.0 (via Wikimedia Commons), CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53345