Thursday, February 26, 2009

NY Times: Primates are BAD Pets

A NY Times article just seems to confirm that primates make terrible pets. The article features people who, despite being bitten and attacked by their pet primates, kept them. I can only hope that the media coverage of the Stamford chimp attack will make people realize they are crazy to take on an animal that can live 40-60 years and that can very often become violent.

This photo reminds me of a long story that involves an escaped kangaroo in Philly, my friend Mark, and a very angry monkey with very good aim in throwing peanuts.

3 comments:

Manager Mom said...

Random fact: The Stamford crazy chimp was the same one that starred in the Old Navy commercials with Morgan Fairchild. You can’t make this stuff up.

Whitemist said...

Please lets leave the wild animals where they belong....
in the zoo!

patty said...

I found this article gripping (especially the woman who moved her son out of his bedroom so her chimp could have it... W!T!F!). But I have to wonder if the life lessons these people learned needed to be quite so hard-won? Shouldn't it have been a given that giving a primate access to your body, your bed, your keys and quite possibly your credit cards is a Very Bad Idea?