This is an old story. Still, I was unaware of just how much damage the chimp did:
Herold hit the animal with a shovel and then stabbed him with a kitchen knife several times but could not stop him. She then called 911 for help, explaining that Travis had ripped off Nash’s face. (Nash’s injuries were so severe that initially she was assumed to be a man.)
Could it be there is a pro-chimp media bias, to diminish the nature of his crime? “Ripping off someone’s face” sounds pretty bad to me.
I also link to this because the point that only people are people is one worth making. Stay tuned for more on this point…