Joan Rivers Gives Ants a Break

Published by PETA.

Reading Edward O. Wilson’s novel Anthill has given Joan Rivers a new respect for ants. Here’s what she told People magazine:

“Those poor ants work 24/7! And when they fight other ant colonies, to look bigger they stand on pebbles. ‘I’ll show you—I’m getting up on this grain of sand.’ … They work their whole lives; it’s so sad. Now I don’t throw my sandwiches away; I put them on the streets. Let the ants have a little break. The other day I had half a hot dog, and I put it in a tree. This woman said, ‘You’re littering,’ and I said, ‘I’m feeding the ants!'”

Joan may be on to something here. In her honor, I am going to refrain from cleaning my kitchen counter*.

Written by Alisa Mullins

*Just kidding, Mom.

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