reply to post by paradiselost333
Thanks for the link. So the bastard is dead. Good. Too bad he chickened out and did himself in, but only after letting loose his wild charges and
putting them, and the public in danger.
I would have much prefered the bastard had died being eaten by one of the animals he was keeping so poorly. That would have been poetic.
Sadly, it looks like the local yahoo-coppers are more interested in hunting animals and bragging to their friends about it. Be nice if one of the pigs
ended up as some lion or tiger's lunch, but sadly, it looks like that ain't gonna happen.
Tracking, tranquilizing, and capturing these animals would not have required a hell of alot more effort to do. They do it all the time with native
wildlife like bears, cougars, and wolves. Lions and tigers are not that different from any wild animal. And being out of their natural element, they
will be even more easy to capture.
As far as threats to the public, simple. Send out a bulletein informing all the locals to keep children and pets inside while the rangers and
zookeepers and cops track down and capture these animals. This would also make locals more aware, and local residents could phone in sighting reports
and help make rounding up the critters easier. And if people felt threatened, a warning shot from a hunting rifle or shotgun fired into the ground
would certainly frighten away any wild creature. Even on the plains of Africa or the jungles of India, Lions and Tigers still run from the sound of
And before anyone starts whining, I'm not a PETA person. I hate PETA, they are a bunch of lunatic fascists. I have no problem with raising domestic
livestock for food, leather and other products, provided those animals are raised healthy and humanely before slaughter. I love pets, and think
everyone should find an animal friend to share their lives with, provided it is not a wild or endangered critter than needs freedom to be happy. I do
have a problem with fur, if it comes from wild or endangered animals, or from animals only raised for their fur, and nothing else. Rabbit is fine,
since rabbits are also raised for their meat and other products. Minks, however, i disapprove of, since I've not heard of many people eating mink,
just wearing it. However, I'd not throw blood on someone because they wear fur. maybe just call them something unflattering.
I do, however, get sick and tired of seeing wild animals go extinct and suffer, due to mans laziness, greed, apathy, or vanity. These things are not
necessary for survival or advancement of humanity. They are harmful and wasteful excess, and I hate excess. From what I've seen in these articles and
news clips, these cops are mostly lazy and apathetic, and rather ignorant. They are in a rather rural area. it's not like a little extra effort
couldn't have been made.