06/27/2005: More "Lions and Tigers and Bears...Oh , My..."
”What is happening in Minnesota?
Wednesday's near fatal mauling of a 10 year old boy in Little Falls, Minn. is just the most recent tragic, and preventable, incident involving privately owned big cats. Earlier this month a lion was killed after escaping its inadequate enclosure and 9 tigers may have to be destroyed because there is no safe secure facility with room to house them. Similar incidents are occurring at an alarming rate across the country.
"There's dumb and dumber... and dumbest of all is to keep big cats and think that you, your friends or the public are safe. 'Lightning' has struck three times in Minnesota this month. Isn't about time the authorities acted with wisdom and responsibility and ended the keeping of exotic wild animals as pets?" said Will Travers, CEO of the Born Free Foundation.
Sheesh!! I covered this earlier this month but tho’ the Rules would seem deceptively simple:
”1. Immediately report any situation involving wild animals that seems dangerous to people and/or inhumane to animals to local police, animal control and CWAPC;
2. Learn about the laws in your neighborhood. If there are no regulations, contact your government representatives to say you would support legislation to regulate the private ownership of wild animals; and
3. Never buy a wild animal as a pet!
I Guess not for STUPID MORONS who think of these as “house pets.”
Courtesy of US News Wire
Karen on 06.27.05 @ 06:53 AM CST