I like Zoo's.
Last December, around Christmas, I went to the
San Francisco Zoo with my dad.
That was the first time I encountered Tatiana.
She was magnificent. The following day,
Tatiana chewed on her feeders arm.
The feeder was wounded and hospitalized.
There was an investigation. And the feeding system was
redesigned so as to make it less likely for a tiger to have
access to an arm to chew.
Apparently, Tatiana got loose yesterday, mauled two
people and killed another person.
She was killed.
As you may know, Tatiana was a big ass-d tiger.
This one cuts close to the bone. Tigers are animals. They eat flesh.
The flip side to that is that they are known to leave humans alone,
provided they are not provoked.
They are also tremendously endangered so Zoo's actually,
some would argue, provide a safe haven for them.
Ironically, last year, I was concerned that they would
put her to sleep for biting her feeder. She ended up
being "put to sleep" a year later, yesterday.
Other people have been harmed as well.
Should Tatiana been removed from the Zoo
December of '06 when the first incident happened?
This reminds me of a Micheal Vick question.
Did you all notice how Deer/Bear/Duck hunting is
totally acceptable but dog fighting isn't?
Is it a question of class?