Oregon deputy fatally shoots chimpanzee after it animal news articles 2020 bites owner’s daughter
Search Facebook Twitter Email SMS Print Whatsapp Reddit Pocket Flipboard Pinterest Linkedin Manage Profile Email Preferences Sign Out Animal News Oregon deputy fatally shoots chimpanzee after it bites owner's daughter Buck, who weighed between 200 and 250 pounds, was shot at the keeper's request, authorities said. "You're going to have to do a head shot," Tamara Brogoitti told a 911 dispatcher. 'Do a head shot!': Bodycam shows owner asking police to kill pet chimpanzee after attack June 23, 2021 02:17 June 23, 2021, 3:46 PM UTC  /  Updated June 23, 2021, 8:52 PM UTC By David K. Li and Kurt Chirbas A sheriff's deputy shot and killed a pet chimpanzee at the owner's request after the animal had bitten the keeper's adult daughter in northeast Oregon, authorities said Wednesday. Tamara Brogoitti, 68, and her injured daughter had taken cover in the basement while their pet chimpanzee named Buck, who weighed between 200 and 250 pounds, roamed grounds outside before it was fatally shot, Umatilla County Sheriff’s Lt. Sterrin Ward told NBC News. When the dispatcher said help was on the way, the caller said multiple deputies would be needed to kill the animal. Chimpanzees and other exotic animals were made illegal as pets in Oregon in 2010, but many such creatures were grandfathered in and allowed to stay with their humans. Hispanic Heritage Month U.S. News Politics Covid-19 World Opinion Business About Contact Help Careers Ad Choices Privacy policy Do Not Sell My Personal Information CA Notice Terms of Service NBC NEWS SITEMAP © 2021 NBC UNIVERSAL Brogoitti told NBC News on Wednesday that she didn't want to discuss the tragedy. "PETA warned state authorities that Tamara Brogoitti had created a ticking time bomb by engaging in direct contact with a dangerous ape, and now, he is dead and a woman has been mauled because of Brogoitti’s refusal to follow experts’ advice and transfer Buck to an accredited sanctuary," Brittany Peet said in a statement. "Can you understand that this is a very painful time and we need to be left alone?" she asked before hanging up. Buck was well known in the community and would accompany Brogoitti on errands around town when he was younger and much smaller, according to Ward. Brogoitti had a pre-2010 permit for Buck, animal news articles 2020 so the primate was legally residing at that home, a state agriculture spokeswoman said Wednesday. "It's extremely sad," Ward said, "and tragic is the best word I could come up with."
Brogoitti told a 911 dispatcher she would have shot the animal herself, if she had been able to reach her own firearms. Kurt Chirbas is a senior editor for NBC News based in New York. The deputies followed through with instructions to gun down the animal and Buck was fatally shot with one round to the head. David K. Li David K. Li is a breaking news reporter for NBC News. The adult daughter was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital in Pendleton and treated for several bites to her torso, arms, and legs, officials said. Oregon deputy fatally shoots chimpanzee after it animal news articles 2020 bites owner's daughterOregon deputy fatally shoots chimpanzee after it animal news articles 2020 bites owner's daughter "Send more than one because ... if the ape gets the drop on him, he's gone, too," she said. "I've never seen anything like this. He's got to be put down. We're both locked in the basement and they have to do a head shot on the ape." "I've locked myself in the basement with her," Brogoitti told a 911 dispatcher. "I can't get out to get my own gun. You're going to have to do a head shot." An attorney for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said Brogoitti had "long deprived the highly social animal of the companionship of other chimpanzees." "I had local reporter that called me and he says, what animal became extinct in 2020