Why Does Man Shy Away From Keeping His Closest Relatives, Apes, As Pets Instead Of Dogs?
Well you'll probably find that the Ape has better table manners than the Man and therefore the pride of the man would be hurt.
You'd also get this whole 'Alpha Male' thing going on, and the loss of a limb or two simply isn't a good thing for modern man!
Being serious - mostly man can control dogs - Apes are just simply too difficult to tame for most men, and are exceedingly dangerous! Not that some dogs aren't, but your average sheep dog is a lot nicer than your average ape!
A APE IS WAY STONGER AND MORE WILDER , AND THEY DONT HAVE THE SAME PERSONALITY AS A DOG .
I agree with SimeyC. But I would add that you would also have to deal with the occasional tossing of the fecal matter (depending on the type of primate you decide to keep as a pet). Can we not all agree that keeping a small monkey on your shoulder is acceptable though? ESPECIALLY if he plays the accordion or grinds an organ.
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