"We've been caring for these chimps for more than a year, at great expense, in what amounts to yet another unfunded liability for the animal protection movement, with irresponsible actors dumping the cost of care on us," Wayne Pacelle, president of HSUS, wrote in April. "Thankfully, so many people are stepping up with generous support."
Thanks to this support, the boats can come. When they do, Bullet wades out from the shore with the others, limping slightly as he keeps his balance.
People get out of the boats and move toward him. They reach out and pour fresh water right into his mouth.
For the chimps NYBC wanted to forget, a cup of fresh water can mean so much.