Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Get A Goldfish

Years ago, a cop I worked with had a pet chimp. Billy really liked that chimp; he bought it when it was very young and adorable. He kept it for about six years. It grew into an adult chimpanzee, about 85 pounds. And it started to get assertive, and ornery. He told me that one day he had a knock-down-drag-out fight with the beast. He almost didn't win and it scared him. He got rid of the beast shortly thereafter.

Chimps are not humans lacking a few genes. Chimps are not brown, hairy children. Chimps are large primates who are capable of behaving like animals ... because they are.

These animals eat their young.

A large chimp kept by a woman in Connecticut has mauled another woman - her face - and bit off her hands. The owner of the chimp, Sandra Herold, should spend the rest of her life in jail.

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