Religion: Animal Rights
Name: Animal Rights activists
Publisher(s): Archie Adventure Series
Earliest Appearance Listed in This Database: Tales Calculated to Drive You Bats (vol. 1) #2 (Jan. 1962): "Count Congo"
Number of Appearances: 1
Note: freed Count Congo, which made him depressed
Count Congo is an ape so large that it is kept in a cage which is said to take up all of Rhode Island and half of Connecticut! Count Congo actually enjoyed life in his cage. He received all the bananas he could eat. Life was tranquil. But Animal Rights activists said that he should not be "chained." The Animal Rights activists filed petitions with courts and lobbeyed for Count Congo to be freed and deported to a more "natural" habitat. They prevailed, and the gigantic ape was let free.
Count Congo became very depressed after this happened.
Fortunately for Count Congo a massive storm set him "free" from his "natural habitat freedom," and the huge ape ended up returned to his former captivity. He was then happy again.
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