Chimp Owner May Face Lawsuit

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A woman who owns a chimp could face an expensive civil lawsuit according to recent reports, after her two hundred pounds chimp mauled and disfigured her friend. The report also claims that the state could also face problems as a result of failing to take action.
The fourteen year old chimp, Travis, is said to have been shot and killed by police officers earlier in the week after he attacked his owner’s fifty five year old friend, Charla Nash. She suffered serious injuries to her face and her hands, which require more than seven hours of surgery by several teams of doctors.

Whilst the woman’s injuries are still being assesses some medical reports have suggested that she may need a face transplant. She was attacked by the chimp after arriving at her friend’s house to try and help get the chimp back inside.

One legal expert said: “I think there’s one helluva lawsuit against the owner. The reasonableness of having a 200-pound wild animal is just nonexistent. It’s not unforeseeable that such an animal could do what this animal has done.”

 

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