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Chimpanzee Shot and Killed by Oregon Deputy After it Attacked Owner’s Daughter

Chimpanzee Shot and Killed by Oregon Deputy After it Attacked Owner’s Daughter

A pet chimpanzee was killed by a Umatilla County Sheriff’s Deputy on Sunday in Pendleton after it attacked its owner’s daughter.

PETA Statement: ‘Pet’ Chimpanzees Are Ticking Time Bombs

For Immediate Release:
June 21, 2021

Contact:
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Pendleton, Ore. – The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office has shot and killed a chimpanzee named Buck after he severely attacked the daughter of a local woman, Tamara Brogoitti, who had long deprived the highly social animal of the companionship of other chimpanzees and kept him as a “pet” for years. Below, please see a statement from PETA Foundation Deputy General Counsel for Captive Animal Law Enforcement Brittany Peet:

PETA warned state authorities that Tamara Brogoitti had created a ticking time bomb by engaging in direct contact with a dangerous ape, and now, he is dead and a woman has been mauled because of Brogoitti’s refusal to follow experts’ advice and transfer Buck to an accredited sanctuary. Since long before the chimpanzee Travis ripped a woman’s face off in 2009, it has been clear that attacks are inevitable so long as people continue to treat chimpanzees like Chihuahuas.

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