Oleg Kulik

                          Zoocentrism Experiments

Moscow Zoo. July 23, 1995

Four researchers from the Moscow Research Centre protested against closure of this institution by spending a whole day in an orangutan cage. At noon Kulik, naked and howling wildly, climbed onto the cage. He was enraged by the fact that people were depriving an animal of its last shelter at the Zoo. The researchers, on their part, were indignant at Kulik's behaviour. They immediately called a press conference where they hurried to state that they had nothing to do with the actions of this orangutan. Their haste was explained by the fact that one of their fellows did not participate in their protest, and they were afraid that Kulik would be mistaken as a colleague.