I-Team: Man Sells Chimps at Center of Controversy

LAS VEGAS -- The chimpanzees at the center of a bitter Las Vegas zoning battle are up for sale.

Mike Casey posted an ad to sell his three chimps in the Animal Finders' Guide. You may recall Casey failed to get a permit from Clark County to keep his chimps.

The chimpanzees starred in commercials and were booked for birthday parties. Casey kept the chimps in a trailer parked behind a southwestern Las Vegas home without county permission.

Animal welfare activists said Casey had no safeguards in place if the chimps became violent. Clark County grew concerned after a separate incident involving a chimp getting shot and killed by police after an escape last year. Casey moved to Pahrump and applied for wild animal permit.


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