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Fri February 27, 2009
A Tragedy That Could Have Been Avoided
Lexington, KY – The recent mauling of a Stamford, Connecticut woman at the hands of her friend's pet chimpanzee, has once again raised serious questions as to whether people should be allowed to keep apes and monkeys as pets. Charla Nash was critically injured when she was attacked by Travis, the pet chimp, owned by her friend Sandra Herold. This week we had a chance to talk with April Truitt who runs the Primate Rescue Center in Nicholasville about the tragedy that she says could have been avoided.