July 24, 2005

Chimp Haven

It's really nice to see this as the front-page New York Times Magazine article. I have a weak spot for chimpanzees, so I found the article really moving. I even donated to Chimp Haven, the permanent home for chimpanzees retired from biomedical research, entertainment, or no longer wanted as pets. The movie on the web site is worth watching. Chimps are totally sweet.


  1. Anonymous1:56 PM


    "St. James Davis, 62, remains hospitalized in critical condition. Two male chimps, Ollie and Buddy, attacked him and his wife, LaDonna, during a visit to the sanctuary March 3.

    The Davises were at Animal Haven to celebrate the birthday of Moe, a 39-year-old chimpanzee who was taken from their suburban Los Angeles home in 1999 after biting off part of a woman's finger.

    St. James Davis lost most of his face, a foot and his fingers before the animals were shot to death."

    How totally sweet.

  2. My anti-humanist streak leads me to say he had it coming.

    It remains tragic, however.