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Chimpanzee Goes on a Rampage

Written by PETA | October 21, 2010

It’s a miracle that no one was injured when a chimpanzee named Suekko escaped from a private menagerie and wreaked havoc in Kansas City recently. Other incidents involving exotic “pets” have had very different outcomes.

Across the U.S., privately owned tigers, primates, bears, and reptiles have maimed or killed countless people. The victims have included a Connecticut woman who lost her face and hands after her friend’s pet chimpanzee snapped, a Florida toddler who was strangled to death in her crib by her family’s pet python, an Ohio man who was mauled to death by a bear, and a 9-year-old Texas girl who was killed by her stepfather’s tigers. The list goes on and on. Most animals who hurt someone are killed.

Yet there is still no federal law that prohibits private individuals from keeping exotic animals, and we’re working hard to stop the madness. Please contact our Action Team to request materials to start a campaign to ban exotic pets in your area.

Written by Jennifer O’Connor

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  • Wanda says:

    This is old news, but new to me. It is our fault this happens. The chimpanzees have been exploited every since they were first brought to America in the 1800’s.People need to go after the lawmakers, and insist they change the laws. All chimpanzees should be in a sanctuary…..

  • elaine says:

    as soon as an animal does something to a human it makes headlines, its on the other foot when its an animal it don,t make headlines, we only hear about the crulty from peta, what happens to these people its there own fault, these animals are not pets

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    I am just glad that no one was killed or injured, including Sue.

  • Brooklyn708 says:

    Im not sure where to comment on the girl who tossed the puppies into the river. However I feel she should be jailed and punished to the fullest of the law and her brother who recorded the video should be punished as well. I feel she should have to register like a ‘sex offender’ must. I was sick to my stomach!!