The more polluted everything gets, the more obvious that small animals need safety gear as much as loggers and miners do. That’s why Canadian artist Bill Burns invented a line of "safety gear for small animals" (SGSA) several years ago. There are dust masks for birds (pictured at right), gloves for monkeys, hard hats for bunnies, and life vests for lizards. Need to know more about gas masks for squirrels? Well it’s too late to see Burns’ New York MoMa show, but you can visit the SGSA website, which includes his watercolors of animals interacting with the gear as well as information on boiler suits for primates.
source: wired 2006