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Exotic Animals on the Loose in Ohio

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by haddix, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Oct 18, 2011 at 9:54 PM
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    thats crazy. Sucks they're just killin the animals though.
     
  3. Oct 19, 2011 at 7:50 AM
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    Yea I just read about it. I'm sure public safety is a concern but going on a night-time shooting spree is fucking stupid imo. 35 animals already killed. Stuff like this just makes me want to give up entirely on the human race.
     
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    Lions and tigers and bears oh my!
     
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    Im assuming the reason for the dispatching the animals specifically the big cats is a safety concern being that it would be entirely too dangerous to humanely capture the big cats and wolves. The camels and giraffes might fall into the danger category with them being too large to handle.
     
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    They tranquilize them to move them all the time...they said it couldn't be done at night because the animals were aggressive. I doubt the cops made the situation any better by going in the woods after them with assault rifles and spotlights. Just my thoughts on it, but I'm sick of animals being exterminated because they pose a threat to humans.
     
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    yea i seen it on the news last night and now at work everyone is talking about it.


    i live in the cincy area
     
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    I see your point. Honestly I feel that if attempts can be made to save lives (animals) then it should be done. It could also depend on if there are preserves, zoos or sanctuaries that could take the animals in. There are a lot of other factors in play as well. If there was any inbreeding, it is not very likely that some place would be willing to take in the animals especially the big cats. Also considering the urgency of the matter...who knows what options were available.
     
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    The killing spree is unwarranted IMO. These animals aren't out on the hunt. I think the problem right now is that the people there are just not accustomed to animals of this size and are simply afraid. The animals are being killed out of fear. I feel as though these animals should at very least be captured and taken somewhere suitable for them to live. They really haven't done anything wrong at this point...
     
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    Yea it's easy for me to preach about it when I don't know all the circumstances, but it seems such a waste to kill animals who are already dwindling in numbers. The real truth is that the animals never should have been allowed in the possession of the man who shot himself and released them. There's no valid reason for a person to house that many exotic animals...

    He's lucky he offed himself...I'm sure there are quite a few who would have done a lot worse to him :cool:
     
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    Fear or because the cops finally get a chance to use their shiny ARs the county bought them...just some good ol' boys imagining they're on a trophy safari hunt. I can see it happening :mad:
     
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    Indeed...according to the article he only had permits for 4 bears and he had no exotic permits..Im pretty sure Nat Geo did a special on people like him and he was a feature in the story because of his constant legal troubles regarding the lack of permits. This falls under the "just because you think you can doesnt mean that you should" category.
     
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    Maybe, there's no real way to know... I mean, we have our own problems with wolves up here, but that is a completely different argument. I agree with your idea though that they are killing animals that are already dwindling in numbers. I just can't seem to wrap my head around why FWP (or whatever it's called there) couldn't come in and tranquilize these animals. I mean, sure, hey are a hazard to public safety, but if anyone knew how animals really work would realize that they are not currently on the prowl. Fear designates their movements. I see attacks maybe coming in a few days due to hunger, but a lot can be done to contain them in that time. Any attacks in the next day or so will likely come from a person/people scaring the animal, backing it into a corner, etc. These are animals that have been fed by humans and are accustomed to that
     
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    how about that wolf hunt...? is it back on or did the animal rights people get it shut down?
     
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    Yea on one of the news stations this morning they had a guy from Nat Geo talking about the incident...he basically stated the same thing you did. The animals are afraid and in an unnatural environment so they're all likely to just be bunkered down somewhere.
     
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    Interesting enough...when Pablo Escobar was taken down...he had a compound with many animals including 4 hippos. Anyway...the 4 hippos were let loose for some unknown reason and in 20 years time those 4 hippos turned into 200 and have become a real problem in Columbia...maybe Ohio gov't didnt want this type of scenario to happen. I would hate to be the person in charge an coordinating all of this..looks like its a no-win situation all the way around
     
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    It is back on, though in limited quantities in limited locations. I believe there have been 11 harvested since the season opened this year at the beginning of Sept. That's the unwinnable argument though. People who have to deal with them, hate them. Those who have no contact with them, love them.

    That's slightly different though. Those hippos were intentionally just let loose to do whatever the hell they wanted, whether that be die, breed, or anything else (similar to our wolf issue). No one planned out how fast animals spread out when they have nothing to curb their growth. This case is different. I do not suggest that we let these animals go free, as our American way of life would not mesh well at all with theirs. I don't think that killing them is necessary though. If you are getting close enough to where you can fire upon them with assault rifles, you most certainly are close enough to peg them with a tranquilizer dart or 2. Some zoo will gladly take these animals for free and tend to them. That's all I am saying
     
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    Taken from a news site:

    Lutz said his office started getting phone calls at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday that wild animals were loose just west of Zanesville on a road that runs under Interstate 70.
    He said four deputies with assault rifles in a pickup truck went to the animal farm, where they found the owner Thompson dead and all the animal cage doors open.
    He wouldn't say how Thompson died but said several aggressive animals were near his body when deputies arrived and had to be shot.
    The deputies, who saw many other animals standing outside their cages and others that had escaped past the fencing surrounding the property, began shooting them on sight.
    "He was in hot water because of the animals, because of permits, and (the animals) escaping all the time," White said. A few weeks ago, she said, she had to avoid some camels which were grazing on the side of a freeway.
     
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    Douchebag could have easily called in staff from the zoo but chose to eradicate them to save his own ass.
     
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