Tiger Kills in SF Zoo

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  1. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    Crazy story

     

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  2. dhmike

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    i saw this on the news this moring , crazy sh*t.
     
  3. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    I'm glad they killed her. It's not as if there is a shortage of tigers eh?

    Did they run out of options or did the f*k*n cops just want to use their guns?

    Tiger should have taken a few more stupid people with her....

    I hate stories like this.

    Merry Christmas tiger.
     
  4. Jeremy R

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    "The tiger that got loose was fatally shot WHILE it was attacking a patron," said San Francisco Fire Department spokesman Lt. Ken Smith.

    Hell yeah, damn cops, pulling out their guns and saving someone being attacked by a tiger.
    Protecting and serving, those bastards!

    Maybe if you would have been there, you could gave the nice kitty a big bowl of warm milk, some pets, and then asked him if would mind returning to his cage.
     
  5. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    They should have tazed it.
     
  6. DirtyMike

    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    If a Tiger is in the process of mauling someone, I would hope you would do whatever you needed to to stop it, tranquilizers<SP> take time to take effect, so Killing it would have been my first thought as well, and I wouldnt think twice either.
     
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    Sorry, we aren't short of people....
     
  8. Prettym1k3

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    DON'T TAZE ME, MREOW!
     
  9. Prettym1k3

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    On a side note, my fiance' and I were at the SF Zoo last Saturday. It was the first time that I'd been there in about 13 or 14 years.

    And we stayed for kitty-feeding...

    I think I'll be avoiding the SF Zoo from now on.
     
  10. deadatbirth

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    good for the tiger....animals shouldnt be exploited like that...and im sure it was mistreated if it happened once before...its too bad it had to be killed
     
  11. deadatbirth

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    funny sht..rep handed out
     
  12. reflux

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    Did the officers use the proper Weaver stance while taking aim at said tiger?
     
  13. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    Hilarious! I love when animals attack.
     
  14. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Didn't Fox love it so much they made a special about it?
     
  15. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Then lets start by getting rid of YOUR excess relatives.

    If you think animals are more important than people then you have your priorities screwed up.

    If a tiger was attacking my loved one I would hope that the cops would use many big guns to take it down. Even better I would hope that the zoo keepers would have big guns on hand to kill it before the cops got there.

    Hell, now I want to go to wherever the hell tigers live and do some tiger hunting!!!!! Hells yeah! Anyone here know if tigers taste good?
     
  16. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    I feel bad for the Tiger.
     
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  18. syadasti

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    The real wrong was poor management of the zoo's tiger exhibit - they are responsible for the death/injury of the patrons and the tiger.

    The police were doing their jobs but so was the tiger who was in that situation because of the zoo for the amusement of their patrons.

    Its like blaming a gun manufacturer when some irresponsible parents leave a loaded gun lying around and it kills their kid.
     
  19. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Why all the LSU h8??
     
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    I was thinking about how unlikely this is. How many zoo visitors gets killed by tigers. It must be something like one in 4 billion - the pure guy had the odds on his sides.

    I have never liked the zoo all the animals looks like they are very aware that they are caged up and they look at me like "dude you are part of the problem". At least you can bring your own beer to the zoo in Copenhagen and get drunk and look at the monkeys.
     
  21. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Good luck with that.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger


     
  22. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Did I say otherwise? No. Try actually reading my post before responding to it.
     
  23. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Meh. So I am not familiar with where tigers live. I guess I am just not an brilliant as you. You dork!

    My point was that I don't give a **** about tigers and want to go kill them, eat them and wear their fur.
     
  24. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    If you go hunting, it's a good idea to start in the general area. I just wanted to save you some time. Africa is big.

    You're welcome.
     
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    Terrorist Tiger?? Good thing all but 1 dodged that one!
     
  26. syadasti

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    Whatever DnD boy. Tigers don't play cards or pretend to hunt very well.
     
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    A very real problem. It's time for you to suck it up and make yourself part of the solution.
     
  28. MikeD

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    I think you're pretty cold-hearted if you don't feel for an animal that got killed for just doing what animals do. The fact that it's an impressive, rare, and gorgeous animal make the emotions even worse.

    I think you're borderline retarded if you think anyone available and properly equipped shouldn't have tried to stop that tiger immediately by any and all means, especially once it started killing people.

    For once, syadasti and I agree...


    I think Chris Rock had a routine on this type of thing which ended with [paraphrased]..."That tiger didn't go CRAZY, that tiger went TIGER!"

    Ed: Before someone calls zoos immoral torture chambers, well, I'd have to point out that zoos are indespensible in helping keep many species alive and creating public interest which allows resources to be allocated for protecting animals and habitat...
     
  29. Jm_

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    Yeah, dumb crap like that happens around here. Some old (tasty) people see a mtn lion, so then they call the forest service so they can go out and hunt the mountain lion and remove it. Keep in mind we're talking forest and wilderness area here. If the lion can't find enough deer, it is PERFECTLY NATURAL for it to hunt whatever will keep it alive. My main problem is that people go into the wilderness unprepared, and the lion is just doing what it usually does, which is trying to survive. I saw a big spinal-cord from an animal in the same area where they reporte the "lion", but I didn't tell anyone. It's just all part of the experience and nature. There are already signs up that lions live in the area.
     
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    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    What the hell are you talking about?

    Seriously, what's your issue? So I don't care about the tiger... then choose an appropriate response as MikeD did and call me cold-heartedd, or something like that. (DnD boy? Umm.. I've never played DnD. Try calling me a silly costume wearer or use an image like BS does)

    You are (I guess) trying to resort to name calling and insulting me, but I can't figure out why. I think that the fact that tigers don't play cards or pretend to hunt (???) is OBVIOUS. I don't see where card playing has anything to do with the fact that I am a cold herted bastard who would like to eat and wear tigers.

    Normally I see your posts as intelligently written and well thought out. This one seems pretty far from that. Name calling and responding to things I never said. Not sure what's going through your head today... too much egg nog perhaps?

    Maybe I should leave the trolling to N 8?
     
  31. Toshi

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    is very on topic here. tigers have mad ups. yikes.
     
  32. Damo

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    You are absolutely right. I do hate zoos. I think the majority of them are a shameful spectacle. However, some of the high-end zoos (and I have no idea where the SF zoo fits in) do have fantastic breeding programs and are responsible for keeping some species alive.

    Most of my remarks are pure baiting and my views don't really run that strong. I do feel for the injured and the dead guy's family. I'm not heartless. If anyone was really upset by my remarks, then whatever. You deserve to be upset.

    I do love animals. Some maybe more than (some) people (dogs come to mind). How can you not? I do hate zoos. I do hate circuses. Except the Cirque du Soleil which is animal free.

    Eh? What's your message here?
     
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    I guess we wouldn't be on top of the food chain if it wasn't for guns and ammo. I wouldn't f**k with'um, nor would I shoot'um.
     
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    WOW.
    I can't imagine what that guy was thinking, seeing that emerge from the grass and jump right in his face.
    I would have crapped all over my elephant.

    Good thing he had that stick!
     
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    If you believe that the human population needs to be thinned you should do your part to reduce it by one. If you're not part of the solution you're part of the problem.
     
  36. syadasti

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    But to ignore overpopulation is just plain dumb.

    Overpopulation is real phenomenon observed throughout nature. Especially humans given they disproportionate use of natural resources compared to any other organism on the planet.
     
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    "overpopulation" will only occur when humans being to heavily die off from famine, disease, etc. We are not yet at our carrying capacity. There is no proportional amount of resources that humans are alloted, only ones we impose on ourselves.
     
  38. syadasti

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    It hasn't happened globally but it certainly has happened regionally to populations of people throughout history.

    Ok then, please give an example of another similar sized primate that uses a comparable amount of natural resources that you as human does...
     
  39. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    We are "alloted" whatever we can exploit. That is nature, survival of the fittest at its finest. Until we use it all up and die off en masse, we've still yet for max out our carrying capacity. Ever had an ecology course? Pretty basic stuff here.
     
  40. syadasti

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    I am not saying we are allotted anything. I am saying that proportionally we use more resources than any other animal in nature.

    Its true our better ability to adapt and exploit resources has helped human succeed but that doesn't mean we aren't using more resources than any other animal around.