Monkey Business

Monkey Business

There are 37 comments on the WGRZ Buffalo story from Feb 4, 2008, titled Monkey Business. In it, WGRZ Buffalo reports that:

"People fear what they don't know." That's what Carmen Presti says about the fears some have in the Niagara County town of Wilson about his plans to make more than two dozen primates the towns newest permanent ...

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Fed Up

Buffalo, NY

#1 Feb 5, 2008
As long as the animals are properly secured and cared for, why all the fuss? I'd be more concerned about ignorant 'home sapiens' causing problems for the enclosed monkeys. Do you really think the Priests want their loved ones running about the neighborhood?
Bob

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#2 Feb 5, 2008
Perhaps they fear they won't be able to tell the primates from the local politicians...
who cares

AOL

#3 Feb 5, 2008
The people in Wilson will think the monkeys will look better then they do.The war cry is out.NOT IN MY BACK YARD.I got mine but you cant have yours.Live and let live.
Ray

Buffalo, NY

#4 Feb 5, 2008
No, no people, this isnt a jail.. where they keep the other gorillas and primates.... This is a sanctuary for tame, civilized animals.

Since: Jul 07

Sardinia, NY

#6 Feb 5, 2008
The things people complain about these days perplexes me. They want services and things from their local governments but when a larger tax base wants to come into the area they are up hauled and say not here. Oh and BTW they may not be indigenous to the area but the monkeys and birds were here long before us so if anyone should be complaining it should be them.
Frank

Lowell, IN

#11 Feb 5, 2008
who cares wrote:
The people in Wilson will think the monkeys will look better then they do.The war cry is out.NOT IN MY BACK YARD.I got mine but you cant have yours.Live and let live.
Then let 'em live near you.
Mayfair

Buffalo, NY

#12 Feb 5, 2008
Every time I read any of these "discussions" I feel embarrassed to admit I live in this area. I have never seen a bigger congregation of racist, ignorant and selfish sheep in my entire life. I think that "silly Sam" and "frank" both need to take a step back and take a good long look at themselves and think about the venom that they spew. You know the saying...Karma is a bitch.
Jena

Lancaster, NY

#13 Feb 5, 2008
I live in Niagara County, about 10 min from where they want to put this sanctuary and i say BRING IT ON!!! Why not allow respectable people put their well maintained business in our county.... would you rather have a WalMart????
Bookey the Elephant

Buffalo, NY

#14 Feb 5, 2008
Niagara County's prosperous banana farmers will welcome this addition to the county!
A TRUE ANIMAL LOVER

Buffalo, NY

#16 Feb 5, 2008
To the FEW people who oppose---- Get a "Life" Read the statistics on abused, turned out to fend for themselves, Killed on purpose and so on animals that aren't lucky enough to have a place like this one to go. People like you always have to complain about something. I bet you sit in Church every Sunday and profess to be a true Christian. Bless the owners of this Sanctuary !!!!!
silly sam

AOL

#17 Feb 5, 2008
Mayfair wrote:
Every time I read any of these "discussions" I feel embarrassed to admit I live in this area. I have never seen a bigger congregation of racist, ignorant and selfish sheep in my entire life. I think that "silly Sam" and "frank" both need to take a step back and take a good long look at themselves and think about the venom that they spew. You know the saying...Karma is a bitch.
and I bet you voted for hillary..........dork, get a life let a little humor in your life if you have one..........geeez..........
Colette

Buffalo, NY

#18 Feb 6, 2008
I have known Carmen for almost 10 years. If only more people were as careing and compasionate for animals as Carmen and his wife. These moneys are maintained in excellent conditions, fed, and most importantly loved. They have dedicated there lives to these animals. Shame on all the opposers, find time to volunteer for a cause that redirects your energy.!
Christine

Vandalia, OH

#19 Feb 6, 2008
I can't believe that people have all this time to complain about nothing. If only they could devote their time to something worthwhile for the community. This business has been in the city for how many years with no complaints why would moving it to the country (where people go to have animals) make any difference.
JIM FROM NEWFANE

Ontario, NY

#20 Feb 6, 2008
Carmen should have bought property in Newfane, we are more compasionate than the farm folks from WILSON, we welcome new business....besides we could probably teach the chimps to be better sports than WILSONITES....bring on the basketballs..
CAT PERSON

Buffalo, NY

#21 Feb 6, 2008
yea I agree with Bookey the Elephant as always, this will help the banana market and... I think having these creatures for neighbors may certainly be better than some neighbors we have all probably experienced!
MICHELLE

Buffalo, NY

#22 Feb 6, 2008
I do not see where the problem is. The monkeys have been living in the city of Niagara Falls for many years with no problems. If anyone should have a problem with it it would be their next door neighbors. AND I DONT!!!
cool

Ayer, MA

#23 Feb 6, 2008
Colette wrote:
I have known Carmen for almost 10 years. If only more people were as careing and compasionate for animals as Carmen and his wife. These moneys are maintained in excellent conditions, fed, and most importantly loved. They have dedicated there lives to these animals. Shame on all the opposers, find time to volunteer for a cause that redirects your energy.!
you have the same name as i do. and i spell it that way also!(it is uncommon, and it was weird to see it on the forum) very cool!!
Tim

Albany, NY

#24 Feb 6, 2008
People have to open up their minds. If they would take the time to actually look into the situation and possibly attend one of the Presti's presentations they might understand what they actually do. The Presti's care for their primates like other people care for their children. So for people to think that they would allow them to get loose or spread diseases is unthinkable. They need to grow up and accept the change.
lockport

Albany, NY

#25 Feb 6, 2008
come on these people are dedicated to helping unwanted and abused primates!!! hurray for them. New neighbors "embrace them" and see what you can do to help. Maybe you could learn something. They sound like really upstanding folks. Do you really think they would invest in a new home and residents for their charges and not tend to them? Get real. Help out!!!!
Cathy Scarupa

Bath, NY

#26 Feb 6, 2008
I know the Presti's on a personal level and know that they have not had any trouble in Niagara Falls since they started their business. It would be of interest to the public if they only knew the garbage that the Presti's have already put up with and what is really happening with the neighbors in Wilson. The Presti's have been very patient and understanding. In my opinion charges and or arrests should have been made for what the Presti's have been through already, yet the public has not been made aware of everything.

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