Gibraltar to Kill Pesky Apes

Famous wild monkeys terrorize tourists
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2008 5:27 AM CDT

(Newser) – Gibraltar has decided to kill a band of its famous Barbary apes that has been harassing tourists and residents, AP reports. The 25-strong group of renegade apes—actually large monkeys—has moved to a popular beach area where the animals have been stealing food and climbing into open windows. The British territory's tourism minister said the decision to kill the apes wasn't made lightly.