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PETA Pleased: Neighbors Can Rest Easy After Commission Ensures Risk of Attacks Won't Be Tolerated
For Immediate Release:November 21, 2012
Contact:David Perle 202-483-7382
Enterprise, Nev. -- After receiving information from PETA
about James "Mike" Casey's history of animal abuse—including throwing
hot water on a baby chimpanzee and beating chimpanzees—and the danger to
neighbors posed by powerful and often unpredictable chimpanzees, the Clark
County Board of Commissioners has turned down an application for a special zoning
permit for Casey to keep four chimpanzees and a capuchin monkey on property
belonging to Clark County resident Stacy Jones.
"This is a victory for the chimpanzees—who will be
spared Casey's abuse—as well as for Casey's neighbors, who would be placed in
danger of life and limb were one or more these animals to escape," says
PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Delcianna Winders.
"Intelligent and social chimpanzees and other primates don't belong in
cages in someone's backyard, and wild animals should never be kept as
According to sworn eyewitness testimony and U.S. Department
of Agriculture (USDA) inspection reports, Casey has a history of physically
abusing chimpanzees, confining them in unsanitary and squalid conditions, and
depriving them of adequate enrichment. Chimpanzees are extremely powerful and
often dangerous animals—especially when they are abused and denied everything
that's natural and important to them. PETA has obtained a sworn affidavit by a
man who reports witnessing Casey punch the chimpanzees forcefully, strike them
with a rod, and douse them with hot water. A USDA inspector verified that Casey
used his fist to strike one of the chimpanzees, Kenzy, and threw hot water on
one of the animals. The USDA recently issued Casey an official warning for
denying proper care to Bentley, a juvenile chimpanzee.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.
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