Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Mark Pritchard hightlights plight of gorillas

...Or as I like to look at it; "Mark Pritchard seeks more attention".

From the Shropshire Star;

A Shropshire MP today demanded the prosecution of a Big Brother contestant if he is found to have been wearing a coat made from gorilla hair.

Transvestite Pete Burns could face jail after claiming that his coat is made from the coat of one of the most endangered mammals in the world.

Tory MP Mark Pritchard said: “I shall be writing to the producer of Big Brother asking him to say whether this coat is or is not made from gorilla hair.

“If the programme makers confirm that it is, I shall expect the police to mount a prosecution,” said the Wrekin MP, who is to introduce his own parliamentary Bill on animal welfare later this month.

The Government warned that Mr Burns could face "“serious consequences"”. Biodiversity Minister Jim Knight said yesterday: "Gorilla skins belong on gorillas, not on reality TV show contestants."

If Burns is guilty, fair enough. Although I very much doubt it is real. Same goes for our MP who yet again uses obvious tactics to raise his profile.

Ironic also dont you think, that the man who's election success was partly down to the Hunt supporters is trying to push an animal welfare bill?


At 8:04 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure you can even get Gorilla Fur Coats. They are normally hunted for trophys.

Maybe Pete got the coat from the Gorillaz, as a gift?


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