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Breaking News:Exotic animals loose near Zanesville Ohio....Lions, Tigers, Bears, Giraffes, Wolves .Owner found dead.

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  • bronx 2011/10/19 11:36:55
    bronx
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    What is sad is the Columbus Zoo should have been called along with the sheriffs so the animals could have at least been SAVED. To open fire on them is so tragic and wrong, they could have been tranquilized. The poor creatures had to live a life captured by some nut job then are gunned down by the local sheriffs, nice.

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  • drowzie 2011/10/29 00:29:16
  • Yuffie ... drowzie 2011/10/29 00:35:53
    Yuffie ♫ K-POP Dance Guru
    All was killed .They had no choice.
  • drowzie Yuffie ... 2011/10/29 15:27:18
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    no he said Lions, Tigers, Bears, Giraffes, Wolves and i said oh my
  • Yuffie ... drowzie 2011/10/29 19:32:14
    Yuffie ♫ K-POP Dance Guru
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    sadly :{
  • Cricket 2011/10/19 21:16:15
    Cricket
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    Okay, it was so depressing, I had to stop reading. I had read enough in the first few paragraphs. What am I missing in that article? Am I understanding that the owner is responsible for setting these animals free, then killing himself?

    I'm not going to concentrate on the owner and his problems. I'm going to concentrate on the animals that are now brutally killed because the owner should not have had them in captivity to begin with. Why would these backward cops even come to the residence without the PROPER weapons, proper being tranquilizers? That would have kept them in check and their tragedy would have been avoided. As far as I'm concerned the animals were victimized from start to finish. You can't keep big wild exotic animals as pets and forever feel security in doing so. They are wild! They are instinctive! They have the right to be free and unharmed in their natural habitat! They were allowed to escape then destroyed by trigger happy authorities who I'm almost certain got a testosterone jolt out of doing it! Hold those in charge accountable as well!
  • John Storz Cricket 2011/10/20 00:35:40
  • Cricket John Storz 2011/10/20 13:23:44
    Cricket
    +1
    Here's to let you know that my fiance is a cop and I know too well how it goes. Don't lecture me on something you know nothing about or their procedures. I know them. Again, backwards cops!
  • John Storz Cricket 2011/10/20 13:45:00
  • Cricket John Storz 2011/10/20 13:46:42 (edited)
    Cricket
    +1
    You know nothing about me. That's what makes me laugh at you. How wrong you are. Go express your great love for all cops regardless to someone who will believe you. You're wasting my time. There's even outrage among other law enforcement agencies as to how this went down. Even your very "own" cops think that.
  • John Storz Cricket 2011/10/20 13:54:22
    John Storz
    I doubt it. Here's hoping that sheriff is having a tiger bbq... Cheers!
  • zebsmom 2011/10/19 20:49:42
    zebsmom
    +1
    tragic all the way around. I live fairly near to an operation that rescues elderly exotic animals from zoos and hollywood. Banning all such operations would be unfair to the ones that are run responsibly.
  • Todd *RP 2012* 2011/10/19 18:31:44
  • mivic 2011/10/19 18:23:17
    mivic
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    Hope they won't put down the animals.
  • drowzie mivic 2011/10/29 00:29:40
    drowzie
    too late
  • mivic drowzie 2011/10/29 03:19:51
    mivic
    Damn....
  • **StarzAbove** 2011/10/19 14:09:42
    **StarzAbove**
    +3
    Aren't there laws against having exotic animals in a neighborhood, if not there should be.
  • samybee **Starz... 2011/10/19 19:49:18
    samybee
    +6
    There are laws of having exotic animals as personal pets. Ohio is the most lenient state of all 50 with exotic animal laws. So therefore Ohio might as well not have any at all do to the lack of concern of exotic animals living in neighborhoods.
  • **Starz... samybee 2011/10/19 20:05:28 (edited)
    **StarzAbove**
    +2
    Thanks for the info. Ohio needs to change its laws.
  • Splashs... **Starz... 2012/01/16 11:56:54
    Splashstorm
    +1
    One action of a VERY UNUSUAL individual should not affect exotic pet laws. There are many, many responsible exotic pet owners out there that don't need even more restrictions!
  • bronx 2011/10/19 11:36:55
    bronx
    +5
    What is sad is the Columbus Zoo should have been called along with the sheriffs so the animals could have at least been SAVED. To open fire on them is so tragic and wrong, they could have been tranquilized. The poor creatures had to live a life captured by some nut job then are gunned down by the local sheriffs, nice.
  • Cricket bronx 2011/10/19 21:20:07
    Cricket
    +4
    That's how I feel! The idiots!
  • keeper bronx 2011/10/19 22:21:38
    keeper
    +3
    That is so true. Apparently some of the animals were standing near their cages because they felt safe there!! Then killed instead of trying to capture or recage them!
    Your idea of the Columbus zoo should have been the first call!
  • bronx keeper 2011/10/19 22:25:54
    bronx
    +3
    The sheriffs had prior knowledge of what was out there and yet chose not to make the call. I guess target practice on live, STILL animals is a sport they could not resist! I being a peace officer find their behavior repulsive.
  • keeper bronx 2011/10/19 22:30:46
    keeper
    +3
    You are right on the money, there bronx!!
  • John Storz bronx 2011/10/20 00:44:04
    John Storz
    hmmmm... do you know how much ground a Bengal tiger can cover in an hour? No? Me either... but I'm betting it's a substantial distance. Let's say those sheriffs showed up or waited to respond until they had the proper tranquilizers and weapons, or support from the Zoo showed up to direct them. And when the department first got the call some of the animals were beginning to wander around... then you, as a fellow peace officer, might be questioning why they hesitated and didn't do their job of protecting the public. When you took your exam to become a peace officer, was there a section that dealt with exotic animal wrangling? Does your department offer a course in the particulars of exotic animal wrangling or control and capture? I'm betting not
    That sheriff made the right call, he protected the public.
  • bronx John Storz 2011/10/20 00:54:03 (edited)
    bronx
    +1
    I stand by MY opinion wether you agree or not! As far as when I took my exam, I was on the top five in my class!
  • John Storz bronx 2011/10/20 00:54:55
    John Storz
    yeah but did you get the part about animal wrangling right?
  • bronx John Storz 2011/10/20 01:01:26
    bronx
    +2
    YOU obviously KNOW nothing now go away little man.
  • John Storz bronx 2011/10/20 01:26:09
    John Storz
    I know enough to know that law enforcement personal are not trained to capture or contain animals. I never asked how you scored overall on the exam, I asked if as a peace officer you were ever trained how to wrangle an animal. YOU obviously have a reading comprehension problem, little girl.
  • Cricket John Storz 2011/10/20 13:58:49
    Cricket
    +2
    That's not true. HA! Absolutely not! There are agencies that have SOP, in case you don't know what it stands for....Standard Operating Procedures. In it tells detailed information of hundred of scenarios of which to follow. When pertaining to animals on the loose or hurt or endangered, there are strict rules in which they have to follow and it does not say to immediately destroy the animal without extinguishing other means first. That's when they call for outside assistance. They had ample time, besides, like it was mentioned, these animals were standing by their cages, afraid. I'm almost certain those ugly cops enjoyed the massacre.

    They could have had planned it better.
  • Cricket bronx 2011/10/20 13:53:38
  • Cricket bronx 2011/10/20 13:53:16
    Cricket
    +3
    He's taking this entire thing and trying to turn it into a cop bashing poll because of our rightful opinions.
  • bronx Cricket 2011/10/20 13:58:16
    bronx
    +2
    Why I am ignoring him now, I know his type C and deal with these types all the times.
  • Cricket bronx 2011/10/20 14:01:47
    Cricket
    +3
    The world is full of them.
  • bronx Cricket 2011/10/20 14:05:37
    bronx
    +2
    Tell me! lol
  • Amanda 2011/10/19 11:29:25
    Amanda
    +4
    A lot of people I have noticed say there is no other choice but to shoot them when "they" don't know how much of tranq to use, but if Zoo officials such as Jungle Jack and his team are the ones that will be tranq the animals I would think they would know the average size of the specific animals that are on the lose to use a sufficent amount of traq for it to be effective. Yeah it's not a guessing game, but it's facing the facts and the facts are the average weight of each animal on a daily.
  • dandieselonian 2011/10/19 11:24:57
    dandieselonian
    +4
    these animals should not be in private ownership
  • Cricket dandies... 2011/10/19 21:32:13
    Cricket
    +5
    No they should not.
  • Jacob Mahurien 2011/10/19 06:22:34
    Jacob Mahurien
    +2
    Lions? Tigers? AND BEARS? Oh my...
  • jayjay 2011/10/19 05:33:12
    jayjay
    +4
    Jack Hanna, the country's best known "animal man" was interviewed on his way to the scene. Nobody loves animals more than Jungle Jack and he was 100% behind how the situation was being handled. His teams will hopefully be able to use tranquilizers tomorrow.

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