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    5 Responses to “Scared Monkeys Radio Daily Commentary – Thursday February 19, 2009 – Connecticut Monkey Incident Reveals The Need For Regulations”

    1. Scared Monkeys on February 19th, 2009 6:14 am

      I understand that this is a terrible event and people must understand that animals are in the end animals.

      Growing up I actually knew people who had a tiger as a pet. You could imagine how often I was allowed at their house.

      However, I have read 100′s and 1000′s of stories where humans raised from small children go insane and attack others as well, rape, maim and kill them.

      The point being … it does happen. Some times a screw just goes loose or a chemical imbalance and next thing we know we are reading about a horrendous killing spree.

      It’s hard to domesticate a wild animal, however, some times its even harder to domesticate a wild and insane human as well.


    2. Greg on February 19th, 2009 7:48 am

      Dana, Some pit bulls kill also. You do no read about alley cats, or beagles killing. I have had to jump on a rottweiler that was getting ready to rip the throat out of a person. Yes, the owner was at fault. But people do not take care of their pets.
      I say the owners of pitbulls, and rottweilers need a special license with liability forms already filled out.

    3. Richard on February 19th, 2009 9:47 am

      Given that chimps are essentially wild animals, the notion that anyone can expect a 200-pound one to just hang around placidly leaves me stunned.

      Talk about the death of common sense ….

    4. Brenda in Virginia on February 20th, 2009 10:13 am

      I thought this was about the worst animal-related attack I’d ever read until this article..now it’s 100% for sure!!! Ms. Nash was CONSCIOUS when EMS was treating her. I cannot imagine for the life of me what she went through.

      I’ve worked with horses my entire life. Domestic, pretty, popular pet. also…LARGE, FAST, often skittish, and not able to reason.

      I’ve been bitten, kicked (worst one), rolled over on top of after my horse fell in mud, stepped on..thrown…knocked into fences…should I continue? I lived on a horse ranch for a couple yrs when my daughter was a toddler and wouldn’t even let her near the horses unless there was a fence between them and us and I was with her in immediate proximity.

      As for me, I practiced strict safety rules such as NEVER groom a horse in it’s stall and NEVER ride in a field with other horses running loose, etc. I remember a girl found dead from a kick to the head while groomer her horse she’d had for many years. One cannot predict the INSTINCTIVE REACTIONS of an animal.


      The Connecticut woman who suffered horrific injuries when she was attacked by a 200-pound chimpanzee on Monday was today transferred to the clinic that performed the first face transplant in the United States last year.

      Charla Nash, 55, of Stamford arrived at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio at about 4:00 p.m. She was accompanied by the clinic’s critical care team, spokeswoman Heather Phillips said.

      Phillips was unable to say whether Nash, who suffered extensive injuries to her face and hands in the attack, would receive a face transplant.

      Nash was attacked in Sandra Herold’s North Stamford driveway after she came to help Herold try to get the pet chimp inside. Police do not know what angered the 14-year-old chimp, named Travis, who was shot and killed by a police officer.

      Nash underwent nearly eight hours of surgery by four teams of surgeons at Stamford Hospital.

      Lead trauma surgeon Dr Kevin Miller said that, in his 10 years as a trauma surgeon, he had never seen facial injuries so severe.

      Capt. Bill Ackley, one of the paramedics who attended to Nash, said her hands were horribly disfigured, but still attached to her wrists.

      “I would liken it to a machine-type accident,” Ackley said. “She had some crushing injuries to her hands and some tearing injuries to her hands.”

      Her head injuries “involved her entire face and scalp,” Ackley said. Nash’s eyes were injured, but Ackley would not say how extensively. Her hair had been ripped out.

      “She just had disfiguring injuries,” he said. “Her nose was still there. There was some disfigurement. She did have injuries to her mouth that caused quite a bit of bleeding. It was very difficult to determine where everything was because of the blood.”

      Nash did not talk, but was conscious. She was able to respond to requests to move her foot.

      Nash was taken to Stamford Hospital, where the four teams of surgeons operated for more than seven hours to stabilize her.

    5. Brenda in Virginia on February 20th, 2009 10:15 am

      I also read the chimp ripped her tongue out and she will be deaf if she survives…on top of the rest.

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