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pov
Oct 22nd, 2011, 05:47 PM
Officials in Zanesville, Ohio, closed schools and warned motorists to stay in their vehicles early this morning as armed officers hunted down bears, lions, tigers and other animals running free after their owner apparently opened their cages before he committed suicide.

Citing concerns about the dark, officials ordered officers to shoot to kill rather than tranquilize the animals, and dozens of animals are dead.

Sheriff's deputies shot and killed 50 of the animals, including 18 rare Bengal tigers, 17 lions, six black bears, two grizzly bears, a baboon, a wolf and three mountain lions.

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F**k 'em! It's one thing to kill animals after unsuccessful attempts at capture but to order killing over tranquillizing is twisted. Of course none of those involved will go through the wringer like Michael Vick did.

Ferg
Oct 22nd, 2011, 06:04 PM
Is this serious?!??!!

Helen Lawson
Oct 22nd, 2011, 06:18 PM
I read the whole account. Night was falling, they were trying tranquilizers, but they were running off into the almost-night after being shot with the tranquilizer gun, so they had to start shooting to kill. They were also starting to scatter to where they could not be tracked after dark. It was horrible, but the owner is to blame. You have to protect people.

Mistress of Evil
Oct 22nd, 2011, 06:41 PM
gosh, there are fewer than 2500 Bengal tigers in the whole world to lose 18th of that population in such a way is such a pity :( and of course the other animals are quite the loss :awww: The owner is/was such a moron to do such a thing :tape: Wished that the officials handled the situation way better and prevented this amount of ungrounded deaths!

delicatecutter
Oct 22nd, 2011, 06:49 PM
I didn't know you were allowed to own wild animals like this. :unsure:

Helen Lawson
Oct 22nd, 2011, 06:52 PM
I don't think you should be able to privately own animals like this for the very reason we have here.

Sp!ffy
Oct 22nd, 2011, 07:06 PM
http://www.nationalturk.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/abd-ohio-vahsi-hayvan-katliami-nationalturk-0278-610x340.jpg

Sammo
Oct 22nd, 2011, 09:46 PM
What the...

edificio
Oct 22nd, 2011, 10:43 PM
This was just plain unbelievable.

ivanban
Oct 22nd, 2011, 10:54 PM
:cuckoo: :tape:

In The Zone
Oct 22nd, 2011, 11:04 PM
Ohio officials were left with no choice. The thread title is incredibly misleading.

Tranquilizers lose their effect in the night. These are wild animals. The man who owned them killed himself and let all the cages free right before he died.

Ohio had to protect the people.

Infiniti2001
Oct 22nd, 2011, 11:20 PM
Ohio officials were left with no choice. The thread title is incredibly misleading.

Tranquilizers lose their effect in the night. These are wild animals. The man who owned them killed himself and let all the cages free right before he died.

Ohio had to protect the people.

This!! Even Jack Hanna thinks the right course of action was taken..

pov
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:05 PM
I read the whole account. Night was falling, they were trying tranquilizers, but they were running off into the almost-night after being shot with the tranquilizer gun, so they had to start shooting to kill. They were also starting to scatter to where they could not be tracked after dark. It was horrible, but the owner is to blame. You have to protect people.

According to the reports I read they did not try tranquilizers. If they really did then although the carnage sucks, I can see with it. And IMO whoever takes an action is always the one responsible for it. "Protecting people" can be done in many ways. Of course those ways involve a lot more effort than just pulling the trigger.

pov
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:09 PM
Ohio officials were left with no choice. The thread title is incredibly misleading.

Tranquilizers lose their effect in the night. These are wild animals. The man who owned them killed himself and let all the cages free right before he died.

Ohio had to protect the people.
A - the thread title is accurate.
B - Tranquilizers are no more/less effective in the night or day. Where did you come up with such nonsense?
C - Yes they're wild animals . so??
D - There are many ways to "protect people." Let's kill anything or anyone who may pose a likely threat is the preferred option of fearful wusses.

M.S.F
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:24 PM
I think drugging them is better than killing them :shrug:

Dani12
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:25 PM
I'm not sure the photo was necessary :sad:

Brooklyn90
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:53 PM
I understand why they had to do it, but that guy should not have had those poor animals in the first place :sad:

mckyle.
Oct 23rd, 2011, 07:12 PM
A - the thread title is accurate.
B - Tranquilizers are no more/less effective in the night or day. Where did you come up with such nonsense?
C - Yes they're wild animals . so??
D - There are many ways to "protect people." Let's kill anything or anyone who may pose a likely threat is the preferred option of fearful wusses.

Um, it's kill or be killed, dear. The tigers would not have the same care for your life. If you actually lived in this town with wild TIGERS and LIONS and BEARS ROAMING AROUND FREELY, you'd probably not be so judgmental of the officials' decision. I mean, there were close to SIXTY animals. There would have been no way they could have gathered all of those animals up in a timely manner with tranquilizers. That could work maybe if there were five animals. But there were sixty. Sixty. Wild animals.

Sorry if I got a bit repetitive, I just want you to fully make sense of the situation and maybe you'll see that this was the right decision. Stop blaming the officials. Blame the owner.