We demand justice for the monkeys.
Big Banana in the Sky
Welp, this is a depressing update.
Sadly, the three monkey outlaws were captured on Saturday evening and later euthanized, The Associated Press reports. A spokesperson for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the news via email — but they didn’t elaborate on why the three were put down.
The three creatures were riding in a transport truck carrying 100 total cynomolgus macaque monkeys. The vehicle was on its way to a CDC quarantine facility when the crash occurred.
So to recap: a truckload of lab monkeys meant for a mysterious experiment on their way to a quarantine facility crashed and a bunch of them escaped. We’d say it’s a pretty solid set up for a terrifying, end-of-the-world pandemic story — if, you know, we all weren’t already in one.
Plus, we’ve seen this movie before. There’s no need for art to imitate life in this case.
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