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STOP BLAMING JACK HANNA

Posted in Experience, Life with tags , , on October 21, 2011 by theredlass

I have held off saying much about this till the whole thing was over because I wanted to see the whole story (at least as much as we will ever know).

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-10-20-zanesville-ohio-exotic-animals.htm?csp=hf

But the sad truth of it all is this.

Those animals did not DESERVE to die. They are not to be blamed for being animals and acting as an animal will act. However Jack Hanna is not to blame for doing what needed to be done. He was called in as a wildlife expert and frankly you don’t call in an expert and ignore his advise! What people seem top be ignoring is that they did originally attempt to tranq some of the animals, but that either failed or they simply got to close to homes to risk it, (I’m not sure which) and the animals simply had to be put down.

If you want to blame someone, blame the suicidal Mr Thompson who released them into the ‘wild’. Blame the Auction House that sold these animals to a private citizen. Blame the lawmakers for not making it illegal for people outside of wild care professionals and zoo officials to own these animals!

This is beyond disgusting. The pictures alone make you want to break down and cry. But the only way to stop it is to enact laws which forbid private citizens to own, possess or sell exotic animals!

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