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#230253 - 02/15/07 07:39 AM Never trust a monkey . . .(Maruba Spa)
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#230257 - 02/15/07 02:46 PM Re: Never trust a monkey . . .(Maruba Spa) [Re: seashell]
Inplub Offline
Was the monkey put down ie killed?

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#230258 - 02/15/07 03:01 PM Re: Never trust a monkey . . .(Maruba Spa) [Re: Inplub]
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She posted pictures of the bite marks that look pretty horrific. I assume she signed a release, but, here in the US the spa might still be liable due to ignoring the monkey's predilection to bite. "Every dog gets one bite" would probably apply to "pet" monkeys. Nevertheless, you are assuming a certain amount of risk when you go into the jungle in another country. Interesting in terms of the legal issues but a really awful thing to have happened on vacation.

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#231158 - 02/28/07 06:15 PM Re: Never trust a monkey . . .(Maruba Spa) [Re: Seachange]
KVarner Offline
Wow, that really sucks. I'm not sure what kind of justice she expects the US embassy to be able to help her get. I think the only thing she can do is sue the resort in a Belizian court. The monkey should be killed because it is a danger to other people.
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#231163 - 02/28/07 07:20 PM Re: Never trust a monkey . . .(Maruba Spa) [Re: KVarner]
Nova Offline
Ok, lemme get this straight. We take an animal out of it's natural habitat, make it a "pet" and expect it to behave according to "human" standards, are shocked when it acts like an animal, then kill it as punishment. Makes no bloody sense to me.
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#231171 - 02/28/07 08:22 PM Re: Never trust a monkey . . .(Maruba Spa) [Re: Nova]
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These are pictures of me at Maruba. When we were there about five years ago there was a howler who was a real pain and this spider who was the sweetest thing you could imagine. She cried and pouted when I tried to leave her. It was heartbreaking. I hope this wasn't the same monkey.
Peter

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#231175 - 02/28/07 09:12 PM Re: Never trust a monkey . . .(Maruba Spa) [Re: PeterC]
travelqueen Offline
Ooooo la la...

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#231182 - 02/28/07 10:38 PM Re: Never trust a monkey . . .(Maruba Spa) [Re: travelqueen]
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Never trust someone who keeps animals in captivity, the monkey is a wild animal and can't be blamed.
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#231184 - 02/28/07 11:02 PM Re: Never trust a monkey . . .(Maruba Spa) [Re: Sir Isaac Newton]
RMT Offline
TQ ,I trust you are not checking out da' monkey.....


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#231197 - 03/01/07 01:16 AM Re: Never trust a monkey . . .(Maruba Spa) [Re: RMT]
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Such a shame. We were at Maruba, and Poncho came up to me with his arms up, and wanted me to pick him up, which I did, and he gave me little kisses. This was four or five years ago, so maybe he's gotten old and cranky, or maybe he was upset over something. I'm so sorry your experience was so awful. We rode the horses, and my husband almost got thrown off, but fortunately managed to hang on. I am pretty experienced on horseback, so I didn't think anything of it until we got back to the lounge and he told me how upsetting it was. I guess Maruba needs to take a long look at how they are treating their patrons. Please don't use Maruba as a model for the rest of Belize. There are so many positive experiences there, this is not the norm..
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