Anti-Smoking Lobby Forces Shirly The Orangutan To Quit
Melaka Zoo Director Ahmad Azhar Mohammed says there will be no more cigarettes for Shirley because “smoking is not normal behaviour for orangutans“.
But living in a caged compound is? Now Shirley can’t puff in her glorified cell.
“I would say she is not addicted but she might have formed a habit after mimicking human beings who were smoking around her.”
Is smoking normal behaviour for humans? No. It is normalised behaviour. And it can be normalised for oragutans, too. As can drinking booze, mooning from car windows and dating Joey Barton.