Renée or Renee[1] McBonjour[2] (birth date unknown - February 12, 2015) was the French mother of Emily. She was arrested for inter-species marriage, her husband being a monkey (Living Illegal). She and her husband become inter-species icons, and a figurehead of the inter-species marriage movement. On February 12, 2015, Renée and her husband held an inter-species rally. On that same day, the couple was assassinated by Binky Barnes, who was working under the order of Mayor Hirsch.


She married a monkey ten years from The Power of the People. She is a rabbit, and inter-species marriage is illegal in the state she was living in (Living Illegal), but somehow the relationship was hidden from the government. Soon after hiring a French nanny, Marie-Hélène, she later had her daughter, Emily, a rabbit-monkey. Emily's mother and father kept her true species status disclosed until she was 5, when they told Emily she was a half-breed (Emily's Identity Crisis). Highly disturbed, Emily did suicide by shooting herself in the head (Emily's Identity Crisis). Emily's mother and father apparently anticipated Emily's death. Later, the inter-species marriage was discovered. On their tenth anniversary, both of Emily's parents were arrested (Living Illegal). Marie-Hélène attempted to save them from the police, resulting in a blow to the head with a club, killing her (Living Illegal). Emily's mother and father were imprisoned.

After a protest supporting inter-species relationship rights, Emily's parents were released from jail, but inter-species marriage was still illegal, with them as an exception (The Power of the People).


After orating a highly successful speech that supported the legalization of inter-species marraige, McBonjour and her husband where signing autographs for the crowd members. Binky Barnes approached the couple, and asked them to sign an autograph with his own pen. It turned out that that pen was an activated bomb. The bomb exploding, killing McBonjour and her husband. Barnes survived the explosion (Revolution, Part 2).





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  2. Both her first and last name was revealed in Revolution, Part 1. In the Arthur series, neither of her names are revealed.