Whoa! Talk about bad choices! Your gruesome photo of a hanged monkey (“Frustrated S.F. Goes Ape Over Rally Monkey,” Oct. 24) sends a frightening message to the impressionable young fans. Toy or no toy, it looks like a tortured, murdered animal and should not be glorified. Now, I’m not bashing the column; what happened happened, and the tale (tail?) was well told, complete with SPCA comments. But as we therapists have seen all too often, animal sadism is often a precursor to later horrific antisocial acts.
Any publicity may imply sanction. A little social responsibility, please, and PDQ.