Commend Authorities for Arresting Notorious Chimpanzee Abuser

Target: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Goal: Commend Florida’s Wildlife Conservation Commission for arresting a notorious chimpanzee abuser

Authorities in Florida recently arrested James “Mike” Casey after catching him trying to get rid of three chimpanzees at a roadside zoo.  According to eyewitness testimony and USDA records, the chimpanzees had been punched, kicked, beaten, and scalded with boiling water. With a long history of animal abuse, Casey’s arrest by the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission is deserving of commendation.

One needn’t look far in order to discover some of Casey’s past cruelties. For some time, Casey illegally held several chimpanzees and a capuchin monkey in Nevada – that is, when he wasn’t renting them out for use in TV, films, ads, and events. He is responsible for breeding the primate Travis, who as an adult escaped and mauled a Connecticut woman in 2009. One of Casey’s primates has also bitten off his nose, which had to be surgically rebuilt. Another was used in the movie Speed Race, and reportedly bit a child actor. Casey’s chimpanzees were kept in cages inside a darkened, brutally hot recreational vehicle and were rarely allowed out. Inspectors for both the federal Agriculture Department and Clark County Animal Control have found numerous repeated violations in how Casey cares for his chimpanzees. He has also been accused of splashing a chimpanzee in the face with boiling water.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission arrested Casey on charges of possessing chimpanzees without a permit, not carrying the required insurance, and unlawful and improper transport of wildlife. PETA is also asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate his intended sale of the animals. His selling of primates appears to be unlawful since he did not possess the requisite Animal Welfare Act license.

Florida authorities have transferred the animals to the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor, Florida. Commend the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for arresting this animal abuser.

PETITION LETTER:
Dear Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,

Thank you for arresting James “Mike” Casey. This man is an incredible animal abuser with no regard for life. Your arrest of Casey sends a message not only to him that what he is doing is wrong, but also to others who might follow in his footsteps.

The chimpanzees Casey tried to sell to a roadside zoo deserve a better life. Thank you for taking them away from them and sending them to an animal sanctuary. I urge you to also investigate his intended sale of the primates, since he does not have the license to do so. Please throw the book at this horrible animal abuser, and thank you for saving the lives of these few chimpanzees and protecting chimpanzees everywhere from Casey.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Tambako The Jaguar via Flickr

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4 Comments

  1. maaike verhoef says:

    My absolute support to this letter, thank you for takingva stand against this horiffic cruelty, and asking for a fit and public punishment and further investigation seems to be stating the obvious of what is in order, and what is right, and just. in fact, make an example out of this criminal, and put him on trial for crimes against humanity,send a message that times are changing. Thank you again. You made a real difference.

  2. Daniela Bress says:

    Put him in jail and throw away the key!

  3. Signing on World Animal Day. Wild animals belong in the wild. :) This abuse must stop!

    Please sign my petition “HANDS AROUND THE WORLD: SUPPORT A HUMANE RIGHTS EDUCATION DAY of education and non-violent action. Help create this event to take place on this day in 2014. We will pledge as one to end animal homelessness and animal exploitation. Please send me your ideas.

  4. DEFORMED UNHUMANE MONSTERS SHOULD SEPARATED AND LOCKED AWAY FROM CIVILIZED CITIZENS FOR DON´T DISTURB THEIR FEELINGS IN A NONHUMANE WAY!

    MONSTERHUNTERS NEEDED

    IT IS TIME N O W TO DEMAND ALL BRUTALIZERS and KILLERS ONTO A LIST TO CONDEMN THEM TO EXTRACHARGE FOR NGO´S working for FUTUREGENERATIONS!

    HOW CAN HUMANS ARE AS MONSTEROUS AS YOU, PERSONS RESPONSIBLE, LET A LIVING CREATURE IN THIS SITUATION – HOPE YOU EARN THE RESULT AS YOU DESERVES!

    THESE KILLING- AND DESTROYING-HABITS ARE TO STOP – UNBEARABLY FOR CIVILIZED BRAINHAVING SOCIETIES AND NOT EXEMPLARY FOR CHILDREN.

    DEMAND ALL INITIATORS ACTING IRRESPONSIBLY TO PAY REDEMPTION TO FUTUREGENERATIONS !

    ENDLESS GREED FROM ECONOMY & HELPING AUTHORITHIES HAS TO STOP ALL KINDS OF DESTRUCTION TO THE ENVIRONMENT & LIVING CREATURES BY APPLY STRONGEST JUSTICE TO THE RESPONSIBLES.

    DEMAND ALL INITIATORS ACTING IRRESPONSIBLY TO PAY REDEMPTION TO FUTUREGENERATIONS !
    WE ARE NOT WILLING TO CARRY THE WEIGHT OF WORST CONDITIONS LEFT TO FUTUREGENERATIONS WHICH YOU ARE CREATING!

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