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Travis the Chimp

Primates as "Pets"? Not on Your Life

Will Travers | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Will Travers

Non-human primates are celebrated as our closest living relatives, but they are still wild animals. Whether acting out of instinct or intent, "pet" primates are capable of wreaking havoc on humans who pay the tragic price when things, inevitably, go wrong.

Frank Chiafari Music: Officer Who Shot Travis The Chimp Suffering From PTSD, Sings Sad Songs (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Earlier this week it came to light that Frank Chiafari, the officer who shot down Travis the chimp, had been denied workers' compensation for post-tra...

Chimp Attack: Missed Opportunities

Frans de Waal | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Frans de Waal

How many more people need to get mutilated or die before we learn that apes don't make good pets? Even the strongest pro-wrestler will cry like a baby within seconds when faced with a chimp half his size.

Moving the Ball Forward for Primates, Polar Bears

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

The federal government took two major steps today to protect wild animals from cruelty and abuse. The government clearly has a key role to play when it comes to animal conservation.

Creatures of the Wild

Stephanie Gertler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Gertler

Yes, there are animal rights issues concerning Travis the chimp, but what about the issue of Sandra Herold? What about her psyche and emotional state went unnoticed and unexamined?

Chimp Attack Spurs 'Primates As Pets' Legislation

The Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ben Smith at Politico has the following press release today, regarding new 'primates as pets' legislation being introduced in the aftermath of Travis ...

Travis The Chimp's Mom Was Also Shot Dead During Rage

New York Daily News | Rich Schapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The banana doesn't fall far from the tree. Travis, the crazed ape shot dead after chewing off a Connecticut woman's face, suffered the same fate as h...

Travis The Chimp Victim Leslie Mostel-Paul Speaks To MSNBC (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It appears that Charla Nash wasn't Travis the Chimp's only victim. Nash now lays in a hospital bed without her eyes, nose and part of her jaw. Leslie...

Sandra Herold, Chimp Owner, Interviewed About Attack (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sandra Herold, owner of Travis the chimp, the chimpanzee who was killed by police after mauling a woman and nearly killing her, is speaking out about ...

Monkey Business: Travis the Celebrity Chimpanzee Attacks!!!

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

It's an old Hollywood cliché: failed and embittered childhood actor grows up and, no longer embraced by the establishment, acts out by viciously masticating an innocent woman's hold on.