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Old 05-02-2018, 08:07 PM
Location: SW Missouri
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Lions and humans are not meant to co-exist. They might occupy the same territory, even hunt the same prey but lions are lions and people are people and respect for maintaining a healthy distance is just smart. People who push the envelope end up with paper cuts.

Old 05-02-2018, 09:44 PM
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Big cats have always been one of man's primary predators, and this attack doesn't really come as any surprise. What comes as a surprise is that some people are equating wild animals to domestic pets here, when it's pretty much a false equivalency. I'm pretty sure if we lived in the kind of close proximity to wild creatures that we do to our own pets, the attacks by the wild ones would far surpass those of the tame...
Old 05-02-2018, 09:51 PM
Location: california
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Its a known fact cats choose their friends ,also a known fact they do tend to change their minds too .
I have had cats that were so powerfully independent that they would dare you to extend a friendly hand only to have it slapped , Males in particular .
I have had dogs that loved rough play ,but they were smart enough to know their limits , cats n the other hand don't seem to care and the consequences don't seem to matter.
I've tried to play with cats tat wanted to pay rough but I'd wear heavy welding gloves and even then those needle teeth came through . there is no restraint .
Old 05-03-2018, 04:05 PM
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Many posts deleted. Seems an odd thread to have to remind people that agendas about dog breeds arenít permitted at Current Events.
Old 05-03-2018, 04:57 PM
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From the article...

Shamba was one of the most popular of the dozen or so big cats housed in the sanctuary’s “predator park”. Tourists could pay an extra fee to be locked into a cage on the back of a pick-up vehicle.

Shamba had been trained to leap onto the cage to eat freshly slaughtered chickens hung from the bars. Tourists would then photograph Shamba from just inches away as the feathers flew.

“Come and take a ride on the wild side in our purpose-built Lion Mobile,” the sanctuary’s website reads. “I can promise you that Shamba will jump up and look you in the eye.”

What a bunch of nuts! I'm sorry the lion had to die!
Old 05-03-2018, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by eliza61nyc View Post
Didn't Siegfried and Roy try this act with another big cat? didn't end well there either.

It may just be me but I tend to leave animals that can eat me alone.

Old 05-04-2018, 04:08 AM
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I remember a house cat tried to get tough with me. I went up to him and farted right on his face. All the adrenaline went out of his little body.
Old 05-04-2018, 06:39 AM
Location: SW Florida
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So, as usual, people are the idiots and the animal pays with its life.
Old 05-04-2018, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by chiluvr1228 View Post
So, as usual, people are the idiots and the animal pays with its life.
Old man was checking out the Lion's feces (i believe it's rare to see them or something). Lion might have thought old man was trying to un-mark his territory or something.
Old 05-04-2018, 08:47 AM
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Cats would kill you if they could, don't be fooled by YouTube videos.

Study says cats would kill you if they were bigger

The study rated domestic cats as expressing high levels of dominance, impulsiveness and neuroticism, characteristics they share with larger felines like the clouded leopard, African lions, snow leopards and Scottish wildcats. House cats also have high levels of anxiety, insecurity, tension, suspicion and fear of people.

Either way, the results of the study, while not completely a shock, are unnerving, especially a conclusion that domestic cats have a desire to kill humans and would likely do so if they were bigger and stronger.
Your cat may want to kill you, study says
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