You all read about the chimpanzee attack today, right?
Why in the world would you keep a chimpanzee in your house as a “pet”? How in the hell did this family get around zoning laws in Stamford CONNECTICUT? I would be surprised to find out that you could own chickens in Stamford, never mind old world apes. Sure, you could probably have a whole family of monkeys in a city like Waterbury, Connecticut and no one would notice, but Stamford?
So just a reminder to readers here: Chimpanzees can can bite your hands and face off after years of seemingly benign behavior. They’re wild animals, after all. Sure, they can surf the internet. And smoke. And roller skate*. But they’re animals. Get a dog or a goldfish, but stay away from chimpanzees. And if you ever DO decide to get a chimp, get it from a reputable dealer, not some anonymous loser on craigslist. . .
* I think I heard this on a Seinfeld episode, fyi.