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Ikea Monkey Owner in Court to Have Darwin Returned

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, monkeys )

- 1935 days ago -
An Ontario judge will hear a motion today on whether "Darwin" the monkey found in an Ikea parking lot should be returned to a Toronto woman.

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Donna Hamilton (159)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 8:21 am
Noted. Thanks, Cher.

pam w (139)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 8:32 am
Primates of ANY variety should not be kept as "pets"....she's done a terrible disservice to this monkey.

Waltraud U (83)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 8:42 am
intantile idiots. TY

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 8:46 am
d thnx

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 9:24 am
noted no words

Barb K (1687)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 10:42 am
She did offer Darwin over to the sanctuary. She's having 'Mommy' issues because she feels guilty. Chimpanzees should never be taken away from their natural families. If she wants a baby so bad, she should adopt a human baby....nutty girl!!

Suzanne L (98)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 10:55 am
I think you are on track Barb. The nut factor is there. I hope the judge will rule that Darwin stay at the santuary. It's not the ideal perhaps but he would reach an age where his behaviour would change and she'd find him unmanageable and then his fate might be far worse.

michelle t (41)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 12:36 pm
Darwin should remain at a santuary

Christeen A (370)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 12:52 pm
Please leave Darwin where nature intended him to be. Thank you.

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 1:43 pm
Darwin has bonded with these humans. It is too late to return him to the wild, or abandon him in a santuary.
I can think of a lot worse fate than that of Darwin. He is happy whre he is.
He is loved and cared for, what more is ther to life?

Ruth M (235)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 2:33 pm
Leave the poor monkey in the sanctuary where he will have a better life you stupid woman!!

naomi cohen (55)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 2:46 pm
monkeys are not pets. they are wild creatures who need to be with their families. signed.

Carol H (229)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 4:08 pm
noted, thank you Cher

Donna B (36)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 4:39 pm
Noted. This is very sad. Poor little guy is probably missing his mom figure. But primates should NOT be pets. I think he will be better off where he is now to live with other animals just like himself. Thx for the update, Cher. Happy New Year!!

janet f (29)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 4:43 pm
And she wants that coat back, too.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 5:39 pm
Noted, twittered and google shared. Although I feel for the woman's loss, if she really loves Darwin, she will realize that he does not belong with a human family. There have been far to many cases of a pet monkey injuring someone for no apparent reason. Monkeys should be with their own kind and since he probably is past the point of being rehabilitated so that he can be returned to the wild, at least in a sanctuary he can be with other monkeys. I do hope the judge realizes that and rules accordingly.

Ruth C (87)
Friday January 4, 2013, 6:23 am
He belongs with others of his own kind.

. (7)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:09 pm
I feel sorry for the monkey and the girl, I'm sure they bonded, but a sanctuary is really where he belongs.

Tanya W (65)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 2:58 am

Lori Udenberg (3)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 2:24 pm
Wild animals should never be kept by people in their home,they are doing the animals more harm than good.Darwin should be left in the sanctaury where it will get proper care.

Klaus Peters (14)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 9:58 am
I normally would have said no, but I must say the owner seemed to have looked after the monkey well, but was momentarily separated from her. The monkey became confused, just like a little kid being separated from the mother. If it was a tiger, lion etc. I would fully agree. But in this case I feel she should have her monkey back. It is better than Zoo confinement or being sold to some big pharma company for chemical experiments. We are allowed to have dogs, cats etc, they are really wild animals which we train to be domestic companions. Now, a chimp or a monkey are much closer to us humans than a dog or a cat, where is the problem? I think the lady should have her monkey back and I believe the monkey misses her. This is not only based on this story alone, but previous ones. I feel that if she cannot have Darwin back, we might all have to hand our dogs and cats back to wild animal sanctuaries. City councils would love to enforce a law like that fleecing their citizens.
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