Oh Paris Hilton, why do I always find myself writing about you? The Center for Biological Diversity has launched a campaign, and a website, to Tell Paris No. I couldn’t put it better myself:
The latest victim of Parisâ€™s affections is a captive â€œpetâ€ kinkajou cloyingly named â€œBaby Luv,â€ which has appeared in public draped across Paris as if it were the latest fashion trend.
A kinka-what? The kinkajou (Potos flavus), also known as the â€œHoney Bear,â€ is a nocturnal tree-climbing mammal related to the raccoon that lives in the rainforests of Central and South America. Although kinkajous may appear cute and cuddly, they are wild animals that belong in the rainforest eating tropical fruit, not ducking from flashbulbs on fashion runways or sipping lattes in the cafes and trendy clubs of Los Angeles.
They’ve even posted a video ofÂ Paris and her kinkajou. She talks about purchasing so many animals that they wouldn’t let her on a plane. Instead, she had to take a limo back to LA from Vegas.
So what do they want you to do about it?Â Write Paris a note, that’s what!