Hospodářské noviny - Czech Republic | Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Animal sex tourism a comfort in the crisis
The seven-year-old female gorilla Moja, formerly of the Prague Zoo, was flown to a Spanish zoo on Tuesday where she is to found a family. As long as we can afford such sex tourism we can't be all that badly off, writes the business paper Hospodářské noviny in delight: "No one has money. Governments are falling in Europe as a result of public debt. Cuts, wherever you look. Apocalypse Now. But at the same time a special flight carrying a female gorilla takes off from Prague Airport in the presence of a TV crew and the mayor of Prague, so that it can find a biologically suitable mate in Spain. The mayor, gynaecologist and obstetrician by profession, has 'profound understanding' for the gorilla's ordeal. Nothing against female gorillas, on the contrary. Some may find something like consolation in the story. But if we can afford to finance sex tourism for apes on the other side of the Pyrenees, things can't really be all that bad."
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