Crazed Chimp 911 Tape Revealed; "PETA" Peeps Harrass Owner (Updated)
The story has been covered as far away as Ireland ("Celebrity chimp shot dead by police") and China. The Stamford Advocate says Travis, at 200 pounds, was too big and dangerous to have been exempted from Connecticut's laws against exotic pets. WCBS says that the owner has been subjected to phone threats and denunciations from PETA members; a spokesman for the organization disclaims them. (Updated: PETA reiterated in an email to us that "the allegation that PETA has made harassing and/or threatening phone calls is simply not true.")
Nash remains in critical condition. "We're very optimistic right now," says her brother.