|Martin Scorsese's Best Picture-nominated Wolf of Wall Street|
But not much seems to be happening on the front of shaming the entertainment industry into not demanding more infant chimps. For example, although a few animal rights groups protested The Wolf of Wall Street, I hadn't even heard of the tiny ruckus. Hollywood went on to honor the film with a Best Picture nomination, and give Oscar nominations to Scorsese, writer Terence Winter, and star Leonardo DiCaprio.
The business of providing exotic animals for the entertainment industry is a low rent one. The people in it typically can't make enough money to fund a half-decent retirement for themselves, much less their animals.
When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is to stop digging. Society should lean heavily against further breeding of chimpanzees in America. I doubt if it's practical to send them back to Africa, but laws against smuggling more in should be strictly enforced.