Owner Says Chimp Attack Was "A Freak ...

Owner Says Chimp Attack Was "A Freak Thing"

There are 126 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Feb 18, 2009, titled Owner Says Chimp Attack Was "A Freak Thing". In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Travis the chimpanzee, a veteran of TV commercials, was the constant companion of a lonely Connecticut widow who fed him steak, lobster and ice cream.

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Hartford, CT

#132 Feb 19, 2009
Oh no yea wrote:
That lady is butt ugly. I think she was doing the chimp. Today my friend is going to knock on her door in a ape costume.
don't brush it off - they often drank wine and snuggled in bed together. i wouldn't put anything past this lady.
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Dekalb, IL

#133 Feb 19, 2009
"Owner Says ... Attack Was "A Freak Thing" "

Yeah. That's what every dog owner says after his dog kills a child. "Gee, it never happened before ..."

Hold the owner of every dangerous animal responsible and consider every large, strong animal a potential deadly weapon. Heavily fine and imprison each owner for his animal's attacks. It's time animal owners are punished for their stupidity and carelessness of not training and controlling their animals. Why should they contiue to put the public in danger?

“Illegitimi non carborundum”

Since: Jan 09

Scenic Manitowoc County WI

#134 Feb 19, 2009
Oh no yea wrote:
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Of course redneck Texans think we are snobs. We make more money, and dont marry our sisters silly.
Thanks for the help in fighting stereotypes!

Enfield, CT

#135 Feb 19, 2009
renaldo wrote:
Long story short on this one...the owner of the chimp is a nut case like those nimrods that have like 20,30 cats living with them...wack jobs that need medical assistance...
Probably,but she wasn't bothering anyone....

Since: Dec 08

Groton, CT

#136 Feb 20, 2009
CtMC wrote:
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You are an animal.
Yeah - you're right. I'm a chimp. Would love to have YOU for dinner - Travis style.

Bellingham, WA

#137 May 14, 2013
No one should ever have a chimp as a pet! It amazes me how stupid people are. Chimps are closely related to humans, smarter that any other animal. Can't group them into the typical wild animal category. It amazes me that on the Rehabilitation chimp shows they don't punish the chimps for attacking humans. How stupid, and we wonder why they attack. Why not? chimps police their own societies with punishments for bad behavior but us humans think we know better. Human like to think their doing some amazing thing, when in reality they make it worse. Just like in our society if you hurt someone then there are set punishments. They need to be beat, if they attack. Eye for an eye. They are nice, they get treated nice. Not rewarding them for bad behavior, wow what a amazing theory.

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