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Resource ID: #19912
Subject: Animals
Source: KARE-TV (Golden Valley
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Date: Nov. 24

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Josh Weinstein, an animal trainer with a lengthy history of animal abuse, arrived in Minnesota shortly before this story ran. In March 2001, a Bengal Tiger owned by Weinstein attacked and killed a trainer in Las Vegas, from where Weinstein originally came. After the incident, the trainer moved to Minnesota, where he hoped to use the same tiger and a chimpanzee named Tarzan to capitalize off the film market. He even started developing a comedy act involving Tarzan. When reporters asked Weinstein to show them his act, he agreed, and his disturbing animal abuse was caught on camera. Two experts, including Dr. Jane Goodall, looked at footage of Tarzan and concluded that Weinstein's actions were clearly abusive, and that the profoundly intimidated animal no longer acted like a chimp.

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