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Old Today, 07:27 AM
 
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I hope instinct kicks in when we see something like that happen in front of us. I can't imagine thinking it through first. We'd just react instantly.

I don't exactly pity the woman, but I also don't think she "deserved" that attack. She made a stupid mistake in judgement. It's something we all do from time to time.

I'm glad she's fine.

I'm glad the cat is fine.

She apologized. Good enough for me.
Like so many other self-absorbed people on this planet her thoughts were to include herself in a photograph with a jaguar so that she, probably, could post it on social media as a "Hey everyone ...LOOK AT ME with a jaguar!" boast. This would likely be followed by 150 'likes' from equally stupid 'friends' who have nothing better to do than to fawn over the banal posts of others. If I've learned anything from social media it's that too many people, when let loose on social media, become morons.

Anyway, I, like another poster, feel tempted to withdraw my recent post cutting her some slack after I learned that she had offered an apology. I'm afraid that her more recent comments don't give too much an impression that she learned much of value from her stupid actions.
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Old Today, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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Would you choose to live the rest of your life in a cage just so that you would be safe, and be fed regular meals? Or would you rather be free?
No, I wouldn't.

But animals don't think the same way humans do. They don't have any desire to go to the theater, change careers, visit the grandkids, or go on a winery tour. They want to eat, breed, and sleep, and in relative comfort, if at all possible.
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Old Today, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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"...we happened to be walking by and we said, 'Hey let's get some good pictures,'" Leanne said."

unclear from news reports on who held her beer
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Old Today, 08:03 AM
 
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"...we happened to be walking by and we said, 'Hey let's get some good pictures,'" Leanne said."

unclear from news reports on who held her beer
"Hey y'all, watch this!"
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Old Today, 08:06 AM
 
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Now she's sniveling that the fence should be moved back.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/woman-a...phU_hPAICti0MU
She blew her credibility as far as an adult owning up to her mistake.

Like the zoo spokesman said, "When people do not respect the barriers, there's always a chance that there might be a problem".
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Old Today, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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You really think captured wild animals enjoy being captive.
To the extent they're capable of enjoyment... yeah, I bet they enjoy it more than dying from starvation or predation or combat with other wild animals or exposure to the elements.

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Do you think people prefer to be incarcerated because they worry about starvation or being murdered. Perhaps you should get yourself arrested so you can enjoy free shelter, protection and a free meal plan.
Yeah, I already get all of those things by being a member of a civilized society. That's why I live in a civilized society instead of like a feral animal in the wild.
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Old Today, 08:50 AM
 
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Anyone know how she crossed the barrier?

I know nuance isn't big on the internet or in people's brains, but there's a pretty big difference between jumping fully over the barrier, leaning over it, and sticking a hand over it.

I heard on the news last night that this is the second time this has happened at this zoo. If so, and depending on how the barrier was beached, perhaps it does need to be redone
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Old Today, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Watervliet, NY
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Cidiots and nature just do not mix. There are all kinds of stories like this. At least once a year some Cidiot gets hurt, maimed or killed in Yellowstone by trying to get a picture by getting out of their car.
Look at all of the ones who get stranded hiking up in the High Peaks in the Adirondacks because they are using their phones for directions.
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Old Today, 09:16 AM
 
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You really think captured wild animals enjoy being captive. They would run like heck the first chance they got. Even those born in captivity feel the call of the wild. A wild animal taking advantage of easy food supply dose not mean it would prefer captivity.
Do you think people prefer to be incarcerated because they worry about starvation or being murdered. Perhaps you should get yourself arrested so you can enjoy free shelter, protection and a free meal plan.
You guys hijack every single thread thatís about an animal and a zoo.Why donít you make your case on your own thread instead of trying to piggyback off threads that already exist? The topic of the thread is not whether animals should be in zoos.
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Old Today, 09:25 AM
 
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And, when I see that an animal has been destroyed because of some dumb human activity (fortunately not in this case) I really see red! Something, surely, has to give at some point in time if humankind is to survive. Too many stupid people are breeding further generations of stupid people. And, the majority are under the control of the popular media and rarely, if ever, possess a thought or opinion of their own ...albeit, a different topic. A worldwide catastrophe of some description may be imminent as well as necessary.

This is what we are becoming....



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwZ0ZUy7P3E
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