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Service Monkey user Chastised
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In an article on the New York Post, a disabled man has been chastised for having an aggressive service monkey:
This article demonstrates the issues that arise when a service animal user trains their own service animal and someone gets injured by the animal. It also underscores the problems faced by disabled people when their disability is not readily apparent to the general public.
In an expose style, the New York Post says that a disabled man has an unsafe service animal that had already harmed two children:
The "disabled" Brooklyn man whose monkey has bitten two kids says he needs his attack macaque to help him cook, open drawers and comb his hair - but here's the ex-con doing construction and even shoveling snow without any help whatsoever.
According to the article,the owner spent nine years in federal prison for dealing cocaine, yet he is also is also a retired New York police officer.
The man in the article was placed on a disability retirement for a hand injury, and has a legitimate disabled person, but there is a question about whether he requires a service monkey:
Pictures taken over the winter and last summer show Seidler doing yardwork, digging his car out and even building a wheelchair ramp - leading his Mill Basin neighbors to believe his monkey act was simply a dog-and-pony show.
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