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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-26-07 05:43 PM
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38. When I go to the zoo, I expect the tigers and lions to stay in their
enclosures. I don't expect a tiger to leap out and eat a kid. But hey, maybe it's just me.
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  -I used to work with large cats (Lions) and I really have to wonder Dawggie  Dec-26-07 04:26 PM   #0 
  - A sad affair all around. An innocent guest at the zoo cafe gets mauled to death  truedelphi   Dec-26-07 04:27 PM   #1 
  - It is a tragic affair and it's one that didn't need to happen.  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 04:29 PM   #2 
  - very sad  judaspriestess   Dec-26-07 04:29 PM   #3 
  - I don't know a thing about big cats  goodgd_yall   Dec-26-07 04:30 PM   #4 
  - I was lucky, I only once had a cat "go wild" on me and that was entirely my fault.  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 04:38 PM   #7 
  - this is now being investigated as a crime scene  pitohui   Dec-26-07 04:31 PM   #5 
  - Well, it for sure is a homicide-by a tiger.  lizzy   Dec-26-07 04:36 PM   #6 
  - Homicide by...tiger?  iconoclastic cat   Dec-26-07 04:40 PM   #8 
  - I just meant, the tiger killed the guy. That much is known.  lizzy   Dec-26-07 04:42 PM   #10 
  - Well, downthread the word is that a human set the tiger loose  iconoclastic cat   Dec-26-07 04:54 PM   #21 
  - i found the link  pitohui   Dec-26-07 04:45 PM   #12 
     - Latest reports  MonkeyFunk   Dec-26-07 04:55 PM   #23 
  - the tiger would have had to leap higher than any tiger has been to known to be able to do  pitohui   Dec-26-07 04:41 PM   #9 
     - I don't know. Some of these tiger experts were on tv saying  lizzy   Dec-26-07 04:45 PM   #11 
        - our wall in nola is about that high and none of the tigers have ever leapt out  pitohui   Dec-26-07 04:47 PM   #16 
        - Hah? They already ID the guy. He was 17 years old.  lizzy   Dec-26-07 05:06 PM   #25 
           - um i just believed what the coroner said in the above news reports  pitohui   Dec-26-07 05:44 PM   #39 
              - Oh he's got family.  lizzy   Dec-26-07 10:14 PM   #106 
        - That would be my guess. I don't know how many times in CA  truedelphi   Dec-26-07 04:52 PM   #20 
  - I'm hoping it wasn't a deliberate action in that someone opened access  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 04:49 PM   #17 
  - I Get The Feeling  Crisco   Dec-26-07 04:50 PM   #19 
  - I have an active imagination  MS Liberal   Dec-26-07 04:46 PM   #13 
  - They were saying on MSNBC that all the guys knew each other  malaise   Dec-26-07 04:49 PM   #18 
  - Murder?  snailly   Dec-26-07 09:03 PM   #74 
  - I imagine whoever opened the door would have been most  lizzy   Dec-26-07 05:12 PM   #29 
  - This is such a tragic story.  cat_girl25   Dec-26-07 04:46 PM   #14 
  - If you ever do, find the biggest 2x4 you can and knock the shit out of it.  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 04:54 PM   #22 
     - Thanks for advocating animal abuse.  flvegan   Dec-26-07 07:51 PM   #52 
     - Pray tell, is this practice why you're no longer caring for big cats?  LeftyMom   Dec-26-07 08:28 PM   #60 
     - Check downthread.  flvegan   Dec-26-07 08:35 PM   #64 
     - Good god, I wish I were.  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 08:40 PM   #65 
        - Good god, I'm glad you're not.  flvegan   Dec-26-07 08:45 PM   #67 
        - Which is why captivity is a bad idea.  LeftyMom   Dec-26-07 08:45 PM   #68 
     - Lol! You've never worked with big cats. If you had, you'd already have  Lorien   Dec-29-07 09:18 AM   #117 
  - Is anyone on this thread from SF area?  PeaceNikki   Dec-26-07 04:47 PM   #15 
  - BEST local TV in the Bay Area is KTVU dot com nt  fed-up   Dec-26-07 08:54 PM   #71 
  - my nephew had zoo volunteer training....  grasswire   Dec-26-07 05:06 PM   #24 
  - That sure doesn't sound very safe or smart.  lizzy   Dec-26-07 05:09 PM   #27 
  - Here's some interesting information of recommended Tiger enclosures  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 05:12 PM   #28 
  - Boys were taunting tiger  Uben   Dec-26-07 05:09 PM   #26 
  - Because if they taunted the tiger  sleebarker   Dec-26-07 05:22 PM   #34 
  - When I go to the zoo, I expect the tigers and lions to stay in their  lizzy   Dec-26-07 05:43 PM   #38 
  - When we go to the zoo,  MrsMatt   Dec-26-07 06:42 PM   #47 
  - Well don't act like an ass and taunt them  classicfilmfan   Dec-26-07 09:29 PM   #86 
  - Doesn't this kind of thing happen at least once a year?  classicfilmfan   Dec-26-07 06:01 PM   #43 
     - I hope you realize that it's a complete speculation that  lizzy   Dec-26-07 07:37 PM   #50 
        - Read post 26  classicfilmfan   Dec-26-07 09:28 PM   #84 
  - It's relevant  LWolf   Dec-26-07 05:40 PM   #37 
  - They weren't "boys"--the news report says "men" since they were 19 and 23 years old.  paxmusa   Dec-26-07 05:50 PM   #40 
  - silly! Don't you know the rules? If they shot someone, they'd be men.  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 05:56 PM   #42 
  - The one that was killed was 17.  lizzy   Dec-26-07 07:49 PM   #51 
  - When I heard the story, my first assumption was that some idiot  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-26-07 06:44 PM   #48 
  - know what's so sad?  CatWoman   Dec-26-07 05:14 PM   #30 
  - The tiger has been killed yesterday.  lizzy   Dec-26-07 05:16 PM   #31 
  - Sadly, it has been destroyed already.  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 05:16 PM   #32 
  - Of course police should have just given it some milk and cookies,  lizzy   Dec-26-07 05:19 PM   #33 
     - It's hard to say, not knowing the keeper, but the only folks I have ever  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 05:27 PM   #35 
     - Jesus Christ- the tiger was doing what tigers do for fuck's sake  Beaverhausen   Dec-26-07 05:52 PM   #41 
     - I agree, tigers are not good zoo/show animals.  uppityperson   Dec-26-07 06:50 PM   #49 
     - Killing something that is  Raine   Dec-26-07 08:07 PM   #54 
  - This thread has brought back some of my best memories.  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 05:38 PM   #36 
     - A Georgia politician has a lion refuge?  OzarkDem   Dec-26-07 06:10 PM   #44 
        - Might have been Max Cleland -- I can see him running an actual refuge.  seawolf   Dec-26-07 06:32 PM   #46 
        - This was back in the seventies...  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 08:07 PM   #53 
  - dawggie, i'm getting really jealous of your experiences!  maxsolomon   Dec-26-07 06:21 PM   #45 
  - I'd give my left nut just to wrestle with Hutch one more time.  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 08:09 PM   #55 
     - Why wrestle when a 2x4 is so convenient.  flvegan   Dec-26-07 08:22 PM   #56 
        - Ummmm... if you have a cat attacking you?  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 08:24 PM   #57 
        - "when a lion misbehaves"  flvegan   Dec-26-07 08:25 PM   #58 
           - And I'll stand by that.  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 08:31 PM   #61 
              - So then smashing an animal with a 2x4 is cool with you?  flvegan   Dec-26-07 08:33 PM   #63 
                 - Personally, I never have (hit an animal with a 2x4).  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 08:43 PM   #66 
                 - When are you going to define "misbehaving" Dawggie?  flvegan   Dec-26-07 08:47 PM   #69 
                    - Biting.  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 09:01 PM   #73 
                       - A lion biting?  flvegan   Dec-26-07 09:04 PM   #75 
                          - WTF's you problem?  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 09:07 PM   #77 
                             - Stop advocating animal abuse, and I'm gone.  flvegan   Dec-26-07 09:09 PM   #79 
                                - Okay, you have a 300 pound cat charging you with hunger in its eyes... Whatya gonna do?  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 09:20 PM   #82 
                                - Why is that cat charging me?  flvegan   Dec-26-07 09:22 PM   #83 
                                   - You smell like food?  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 09:30 PM   #87 
                                      - But it's an acceptable training method, yes, at least in your circle?  flvegan   Dec-26-07 09:33 PM   #88 
                                         - No, you idgit! It's a method of defense!  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 09:35 PM   #89 
                                         - Oh, do go on.  LeftyMom   Dec-26-07 09:41 PM   #91 
                                         - Sorry, what would you suggest against an attacking lion?  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 10:12 PM   #104 
                                         - Defense?  flvegan   Dec-26-07 09:42 PM   #92 
                                         - this was stated i dunno how many times upthread?  CreekDog   Dec-29-07 11:19 AM   #121 
                                         - he didn't say it was a training method  CreekDog   Dec-29-07 11:18 AM   #120 
                                - he explained "misbehaving" and it wasn't for simply breaking a rule you have for your kitty  CreekDog   Dec-29-07 11:14 AM   #119 
                 - I think he's saying if you are about to get killed or seriously injured  CreekDog   Dec-29-07 11:05 AM   #118 
        - I'm not bullshitting man.  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 08:27 PM   #59 
           - You advocated smashing an animal with a 2x4 for "misbehaving"  flvegan   Dec-26-07 08:31 PM   #62 
              - Look, I've let Macaws gnaw on my arm to show them I'm their equal.  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 08:52 PM   #70 
                 - You have yet to define "misbehaving" which begets a slam with a 2x4.  flvegan   Dec-26-07 08:59 PM   #72 
                    - Actually, I have. Biting.  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 09:05 PM   #76 
                       - How does APHIS feel about the 2x4 training method, eh?  flvegan   Dec-26-07 09:07 PM   #78 
                          - Dear Moronica...  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 09:17 PM   #80 
                             - Post #22, your words  flvegan   Dec-26-07 09:19 PM   #81 
                                - "Misbehaving" Essentially refers to ATTACKING or chowing down  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 09:28 PM   #85 
                                   - Seems that mortally wounding someone is more than "misbehaving"  flvegan   Dec-26-07 09:40 PM   #90 
                                      - Okay, you want a pissing contest? Post your receipt from your most recent ASPCA donation  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 09:46 PM   #93 
                                         - Oh. My. Gawd.  LeftyMom   Dec-26-07 09:47 PM   #94 
                                         - LOL! Really!  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 09:48 PM   #95 
                                         - You have no, idea.  LeftyMom   Dec-26-07 09:49 PM   #96 
                                            - I don't think so....  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 09:51 PM   #98 
                                               - You're right, I don't. But I know flvegan pretty well, and you just busted out the "I care more  LeftyMom   Dec-26-07 10:14 PM   #105 
                                               - Now tell me what kind of experience you have with non-indigenous animals  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 10:23 PM   #108 
                                               - *spoken to a vegan*  flvegan   Dec-26-07 10:25 PM   #109 
                                               - Oh, I thought this was about writing checks to (domesticated) animal welfare groups.  LeftyMom   Dec-26-07 10:34 PM   #112 
                                               - I promise, if htere is a hungry bear or large cat coming after you with food in mind...  Dawggie   Dec-27-07 12:04 AM   #113 
                                               - I have the good sense not to imprison or otherwise fuck with one.  LeftyMom   Dec-27-07 12:39 AM   #116 
                                               - it's not illegal if you are defending yourself from an attack  CreekDog   Dec-29-07 01:15 PM   #124 
                                               - How cute.  Dawggie   Dec-27-07 12:23 AM   #115 
                                         - i need a refill, with extra butter this time  CreekDog   Dec-29-07 11:24 AM   #122 
                                         - Are you serious?  flvegan   Dec-26-07 09:50 PM   #97 
                                            - You betcha. this is something that's important to me.  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 09:52 PM   #99 
                                               - So, in addition to a pissing contest, you really don't know what APHIS is?  flvegan   Dec-26-07 09:53 PM   #100 
                                                  - National Animal Health Monitoring System?  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 09:57 PM   #101 
                                                  - So then your answer is "no" you have no clue as to what APHIS is  flvegan   Dec-26-07 09:59 PM   #102 
                                                  - OTOH, it's my bedtime at the moment and I've been down with pneumonia  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 10:02 PM   #103 
                                                     - I'm sorry for your illness.  flvegan   Dec-26-07 10:17 PM   #107 
                                                     - Hey, search my posts and you wil find that I'm not calling `the pneumonia  Dawggie   Dec-26-07 10:26 PM   #110 
                                                     - And?  flvegan   Dec-26-07 10:31 PM   #111 
                                                     - it bothered me so much I came back.  Dawggie   Dec-27-07 12:11 AM   #114 
  - Surveillance camera still released.  rug   Dec-29-07 11:53 AM   #123 

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