Good lord.. We all heard about the story a few weeks ago where a lady was mauled by a chimpanzee. Well, I didn't actually read the story at the time so I kind of assumed it was just cuts and scratches. I couldn't have been more wrong. For those like me who didn't look into this, it's one of the worst things that could happen to somebody. She now has no hands, no nose, no lips, no eyelids, is probably permanently blind, and is now said to be suffering brain damage too. FOXNews.com - Chimpanzee Victim May Have Brain Damage - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News The victim was actually a friend of the owner of the chimp. This is way worse than I thought when I first heard about this. OMG! :shocked: The owner might face criminal charges now as well. This thing weight 200 pounds and was stronger than several full grown men. Should animals such as chimpanzee's be legally allowed to be kept as pets? Why or why not? I always thought it would be cool to own one until I read into this story a bit more. I say absolutely not. Animals that are more powerful than full grown humans should not be kept as pets. No animal can be fully trained anyway. Even after years of no problems at all, animals can turn on their owners or others, sometimes for reasons we don't understand.