Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Humans get hurt. Chimps are much stronger than their non-hairy, biological brothers. And their attacks on humans are on the increase -- 15 in the past seven years in Uganda, compared to only six incidents in the previous 40 years.

The Hartford Courant reports:
A chimp attacked and killed a Sierra Leone man who was driving Americans to a wildlife refuge Sunday. Another man lost part of his hand in the attack.

Some news reports said a group of up to 20 chimps that had broken out of their enclosures gang-attacked the men, while other stories have pinned responsibility on one animal, possibly a chimp named Bruno, the undisputed alpha male of the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary. The powerful ape reportedly punched out a window of the taxicab the men were in and assaulted the driver, Issu Kanu, before attacking the passengers.

"This thing was on a rampage, and it acted like it wanted to kill every one of us," Gary Brown, one of the Americans in the cab, told an Austin, Texas, TV station recently. "And it had hatred in its eyes."
We've seen this movie before, and it doesn't have a happy human ending.

Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!


Anonymous said...

Your quote makes me want to go and buy a gun.

Anonymous said...

Where is the breed specific legislation when you need it?