Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Shouldn't PETA Call This Murder?

The Associated Press: Huge chimp shot dead after mauling woman in Conn.:

"HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A highly trained 200-pound chimpanzee who once starred in TV commercials for Old Navy and Coca-Cola was shot dead by police after a violent rampage that left a friend of its owner badly mauled.

Sandra Herold, the owner of the 15-year-old chimp named Travis, wrestled with the animal after it inexplicably attacked her friend Monday when the visitor got out of her car in front of Herold's home.

'She retrieved a large butcher knife and stabbed her longtime pet numerous times in an effort to save her friend, who was really being brutally attacked,' said Stamford police Capt. Richard Conklin."