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A Sign at the Zoo

I just found a little note in an old travel journal about a sign at the San Diego Zoo. Upon entering, visitors are asked to please not «annoy, torment, pester, plague, molest, worry, badger, harry, harass, heckle, persecute, irk, bullyrag, vex, disquiet, grate, beset, bother, tease, nettle, tantalize, or ruffle the animals.»

I got the message. Indeed. But later I noticed that chimps, for instance, didn't have a similar warning against pulling the hair of tourists. Then again, I'd do worse things were I to be put on display in a cage...

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