People who own chimps rethink choice of pet after woman was mauled

Wade8813

Registered Member
#1
People who own chimps rethink choice of pet - USATODAY.com

April Truitt, director and founder of the Primate Rescue Center in Nicholasville, Ky., reports a 50% increase in calls from chimpanzee owners seeking homes for their animals since the mauling in February, which left Charla Nash, 55, in critical condition without her hands, nose, lips, eyelids or facial structure. Since then, a relative of Nash has filed a $50 million lawsuit against chimp owner Sandra Herold.
 

Nightsurfer

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#3
I have no clue as to why people would want chimps as pets. Sure they look cute on TV but they are little monsters, almost any primate is not a good idea as a pet. My older brother found out the hard way.

He had a capuchin monkey and that thing was evil, not to mention the whole house smelled like rotten bananas and the evil little thing liked to destroy everything in it's path and bit people all the time and was a vicious little shit.

There is no way in hell I would ever have a primate as a pet. Hell my pet Boa is safer than a primate.
 
#5
Exotic pets aren't meant to be cooped up or feel comfortable around humans. This chimp probably got nervous and reacted the only way it knew how.
 

ysabel

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#6
If Nash didn't want to sue, can her relatives really sue the chimp owner?

The incident was an eye opener. I'm glad people are making calls. It's probably the better option for the owner and the animal.
 

Megsy

Registered Member
#7
Well thank god for that. I can't believe people actually think it's a good idea to own chimps or monkeys as pets. They are wild animals. Some people just don't seem to understand that.
 
#8
Is it really a smart idea to own an animal that shares most of its DNA with a human being and has the strength to manhandle a grown man as well? Is this really all that surprising?