Apparently the Zeta Psi fraternity members decided to spend some of Daddy’s money and rent a bunch of animals for a zoo-like Spring Fling party. What fun! Except for the handling of the camel they rented. It was, at the very least, exploitative and thoughtless treatment, if not animal cruelty.

I can’t help but wonder, did the Zeta Psi brothers really think that a camel would like being stepped on by drunk sorority sisters or enjoy having beer spilled on its head? Or maybe they just don’t care about anyone but themselves? Regardless, it is embarrassing for this University to sanction such self-absorbed and pathetic behavior. I pray that in future Flings we don’t continue to throw Penn’s reputation — and the rights of animals to be treated with respect — out a window.

George Leslie Post-doctoral fellow in the School of Medicine

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