"Mom of crazed chimpanzee, Travis, also shot dead during rage in 2001"

This is certainly a weird story. Everyone knows how the police were recently called upon to shoot a chimp that had "chewed" off a woman's face. A very similar incident apparently happened eight years ago, but with a different outcome. The chimp who was recently shot had his mom shot in 2001 when she attacked a person. Unlike the police, however, the guy who shot the previous chimp went to jail. While some aspects of the original story were contested, in retrospect it appears more likely that the person who shot the chimp was acting in self defense as claimed.

"A jury convicted Coats of misdemeanor animal abuse. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail."

Thanks to Gus Cotey for the link.

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