posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 04:15 PM
I used to find these stories heartwarming, but after Charla Nash got maimed by a chimp who had been raised in captivity and even starred in
commercials, I now just get a very uneasy feeling about people keeping powerful wild animals as "pets.". I think sticking one's head in a very
large powerful toothy mouth is just begging to get the Darwin Award.
Even with my mild mannered domesticated house cats and dog, I remind myself constantly that they have sharp teeth and claws I need to be mindful of.
The one time I got careless and let my guard down administering routine grooming, I ended up in the hospital with a nasty bite wound. I cringe and
facepalm every time I see videos taken by parents, of their kids picking up terrified small dogs or cats and throwing the animal in the pool. Just
one bite and that unsuspecting toddler will end up with an injury like mine or worse, and the poor animal will likely be put down for just defending
itself as nature dictates.
There is a shocking shortage of common sense in the world. It is a fine thing to save a majestic creature like this polar bear, but respect its