You were expecting a link weren't you? Well I don't do links. I just saw a documentary "the demonic ape", which was pretty good. It was about the violence displayed by chimpanzees and how all chimp populations display different degrees of violent tendencies. Apparently the more pressure a population is under from the human cancer eating the world the more violent they are. Anyway, this documentary was sparked by the case of the leader of one of the most violent chimp clans in the world("Frodo") snatching a baby off a womans back, taking it up a tree and tearing it apart and eating it alive. I've grown up watching "frodo" the chimp rise to the top, his clan has been the most studied and video taped of all chimp clans. He was yet to be born when jane goodall began living with his tribe 40 years ago. And since then the vast majority of chimp studies and documentary footage of wild chimps has come from that clan in gombi. Frodo was always an asshole, when he was just a 3 year old toddler he kicked jane goodalls ass. And when he got older he put a fairly serious beating on her, stomping on her and dragging her around, also beating up some camera men, but he is said to have a particular disliking for jane goodall and thoroughly enjoys hurting her. I watched "chimpanzee diaries" when frodo overthrew his brother and became the new king. His brother was a benevolent compassionate leader, who was very popular with everyone, when frodo kicked his ass and took over things changed, he became a brutal dictator who the clan lived in fear of. But he was (and is) a great hunter, actually causing a decline of 10% in the local colobus monkey population since he became the leader. Well, now he's trying to put a dent on the human population (and boy that region could use a dent), and some people have the nerve to be up in arms over this. Some want him to be tried for murder like a human and sentenced to death. Isn't this ridiculous? For starters, people in that very same region kill and eat chimpanzees on a regular basis. Does it not logically follow that if frodo is tried for murder a large percentage of the human population in that region should also be tried for murder? The argument for him being punishable is that chimps have been proven to have empathy like humans, and sadism as well. He's basically like a human murderer, he knows he is causing pain and killing his victims. He is fully conscious of what he is doing, like a person, and unlike a shark. So if the argument is that chimps are people, then killing them should be the same as killing people right? If frodo is "put down", then surely a whole lot of natives need to be "put down" as well. I can't see a way around that. Frodos death would need to set a precedent for putting humans to "sleep" for eating chimpanzees.