The lead investigator in the Andrew Oberle case (the grad student attacked by chimps on Thursday) has ruled that the chimps will not be put down for the attack. Their violence was excusable as defending their territory and Oberle, a trained researcher, should have known better than to approach so closely. 

I think this is the right decision, and an important one. We can’t vilify animals every time a human makes a mistake, and when they are doing what is natural and expected of them the punishment should not be death.

EDMONTON - A dozen northern Alberta chiefs say they will boycott the province’s attempt to implement legislation to regulate consultation with industry over development on their lands.

"We’re sick and tired of someone telling us what to do and thinking for us," Rose Laboucan, chief of the Driftpile First Nation, said Thursday. "We can think for ourselves."

Laboucan is one of 12 chiefs who hand-delivered their message to Aboriginal Affairs Minister Frank Oberle as he waited for them to show up at a meeting to discuss the Alberta Consultation Levy Act.

" O poema é solitário. É solitário na estrada e que escreve, ele é dado. "
- Paul Celan. In: Barbara Baumann, Birgitta Oberle: literatura alemã em épocas. Max Hueber Verlag, Munique: 1985. Página 175

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