Thursday, November 12, 2009

Chandra Nash

I just finished watching yesterday's Oprah.
She was interviewing Chandra Nash - the woman
who was viciously attaked by a chimpanzee...

I don't think I have ever seen such a brave person.
A person who is determined to live despite
all that was taken from her. Just looking at her face you can almost feel the physical tourture she must have endured at the hands of this wild animal. She inspired me to be a better and stronger person. 
I wish you nothing but the best and I hope that you are able to qualify for the face/hand transplant that you desire.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I adore animals,
and that I believe that humans do not give them enough credit in any sense of the word.
However, wild animals are NOT,
under any circumstances, pets.
These animals do not belong in a cage, in your house, or even in your neighborhood.
They are WILD.
They belong in the WILD.
It's importnat to remember that we are animals too, and that
to another animal we may look like prey or predator.
Instinct is something they cannot control, years of evolution 
have drilled into them the necessity for survival, for freedom and nourishment. I do not understand why this is a difficult concept. As American's we always talk about the value of freedom, and how it's worth dying for.
Now because of an irresponsible human, a chimp died and a
woman lost her life as she knew it. There is no justice in this.
I sincerely hope that this woman bows out of this lawsuit with grace,and gives Chandra Nash what she is asking for - $50 million. Not only will $50 million not give Chandra back her arms or her face, but it won't give her back her independance;perhaphs it will ease the financial struggle she is to face and provide her with everything she needs. I imagine that close to half, and potentially more, of that sum
will be devoted to medical bills.

Also, I was not happy with Oprah.
She continued describing to Chandra the way her face looked and that it was a shocking sight. Chandra said
many times that she didn't ask how she looked because she didn't want to know.
Way to listen Oprah.

I didn't have the chance to write yesterday but I would also like to say Thank-you to the Veterans for providing us with freedom and safety.You are all amazing, and inspire so many with your bravery.



  1. Dear Kat,
    You are so right.
    I couldn't agree with you more. Thanks for your very smart, well-put post. You're absolutely right -- about wild animals belonging in the wild, in their natural environment; and to point out the hypocrisy of people who yell and scream about freedom, and then do such a wrong as to snatch freedom away from animals by either sticking them in a cage, in a house, in a zoo, or anywhere else that's not their wild terrain; and about how lame it was of Oprah to talk about this poor person's "shocking" face, especially after she's said she didn't want to know.

    It's just such a sad story; I can't get it out of my head, I feel so sad. This was the fault of Sandra Herold, who kept a wild animal at her home in Connecticut. The wild animal followed its natural instinct and terrible tragedy happened.

  2. Thank you! It's nice to know someone's reading my thoughts :)