posted on Oct, 19 2011 @ 11:25 AM
I used to live in Ohio 20 years ago. I feel the police are being excessively brutal. I don't see why the Columbus, and Cleveland zoo people couldn't
have shown up at the police department with tranquilizer darts last night.
Zoos like the Columbia and Greenville zoos of South Carolina have empty space to take in a few animals.
I can remember the Columbus, Ohio zoo being spaceous and empty ten years ago.
When I lived in Northern Virginia at Winchester in the Shannadoah Valley we had bears, mountain lions, snakes, and cyotes. My neighbor saw a mountain
lion run accross the road on her way to work. A mile down the road a man was mowing his yeard, he also kept bees, a bear sat on the edge of his
property and watched him mow back and forth. Bears were reported and relocated back to West Virginia in the mountains. I sat at my computer desk one
day and watched a hairless cyote wander aroung in my yard three feet away, he had manage and was not likely to make it through the winter.
Down here in South Carolina they were trying to breed the red wolves back on Bull's Island. The wolves wouldn't stay on the island, they swam to
Charleston and were running around on the golf courses. They kept catching them and taking them back. They kept escaping. Finally, they put them in
captivity at the visitors center.
The gorilla escaped the enclosure at the Columbia Zoo, and they caught him. He is 27 and was orginally at the Cincinnati zoo. So these animals can be
transported around the USA.
The Ohio police are tough, remember the black riots in Cincinnati because they killed a suspect and beat on him? How about the Kent State
event...gasing and shooting students? I am all for people being safe, but I don't think all the animals should have been shot dead. It sounds like
they all thought they were on saffari. Tranquilizers and working with the critter control people might have recaptured some of the animals. I had a
friend who was a female Vet in South Africa, she now is a Vet in England. She worked with the animals in the out back. She is just a tiny skinny short
little lady. All life is precious.
Especially that monkey that is still loose.
edit on 19-10-2011 by frugal because: spelling