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Four Australian teenagers were charged Thursday with attacking an almost blind greater flamingo that is believed to be the oldest bird of its kind in the world, police and zoo officials said.
The flamingo's head and beak were injured and it was bleeding from an eye after the attack at Adelaide Zoo that left it in a critical condition, zoo staff said.
Michael Chriton- TimeLine. “Today everybody expects to be entertained and they expect to be entertained all the time. Business meetings must be snappy, with bullet lists and animated graphics so executives aren't bored. Malls and stores must be engaging so they amuse as well as sell us. Politicians must have pleasing video personalities and tell us only what we want to hear. Schools must be careful not to bore young minds that expect speed and complexity of television. Students must be amused...“
“Where will the mania for entertainment end? What will people do when they get tired of television? When they get tired of movies?.. And what will they do when they tire of theme parks and planned thrills? Sooner or later, the artifice becomes too noticeable. They begin to realize the amusement park is really a kind of jail in which you pay to be an inmate.”
“This artifice will drive them to seek authenticity.”
Is there a new drug getting round that is making these kids want to hurt defenseless animals? It's about the only thing I can to explain why this keeps happening...