Chimp Aggression: Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone ban

Thirty-one Chimps escaped from their enclosure in a sanctuary in Sierra Leone and tragically malled one man to death and attacked four others. This is pertinent reminder to all of us that Chimps and other primates are wild animals and should remain that way.

The reason for their aggressive behaviour towards humans, is because the only contact they had before reaching the sanctuary is years of abuse at the hands of humans. It has only just been made illegal in Sierra Leone to hunt or capture Chimpanzees, and they have suffered terribly at our hands. It was human hunters that butchered their families and sold them as pets, and their human keepers that forced hurrendous things upon them such as drinking alcohol to perform, smashing their teeth out and locking them in tiny cages. No wonder they are angry, I would be.

News Headlines:
+ [25.07.07] CNN: Sierra Leone passes tough law to protect chimps.
+ [26.07.07] Sierra Leone Bans Capture, Killing of Chimps.

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  1. […] Chimp Aggression: Sierra LeoneThirty-one Chimps escaped from their enclosure in a sanctuary in Sierra Leone and tragically malled one man to death and attacked four others. This is pertinent reminder to all of us that Chimps and other primates are wild animals and … […]

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