Will some people never learn that wild animals are not pets?

@judyt00 (3504)
Canada
May 12, 2007 3:28pm CST
VANCOUVER, Canada (AFP) - Tanya Dumstrey-Soos, 32, has bled to death after a tiger reached beneath its enclosure and slashed at her leg, severing an artery, the Globe and Mail reported Friday. The newspaper reported that the mother of two bled to death late Thursday waiting for an ambulance, while her teenage son and another boy tried in vain to stop the flow. The tiger is one of three owned by Kim Carlton, the boyfriend of the woman, who kept the big cats in a cage in a remote rural village about 100 miles northwest of this metropolis. His business, Siberian Magic, invited people to visit and be photographed with the the tigers, which also made appearances in shopping malls, said media reports. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals had tried to seize the animals since 2005, most recently last January, said reports. The tigers were kept in an inadequate enclosure and were considered a safety risk, but there was nowhere to place them, said a spokesman with the humane agency told CBC Radio. Provincial government authorities said Friday they will reconsider legislation governing ownership of such animals in British Columbia. Under provincial or Canadian federal laws it is not illegal to own so-called exotic pets, although many Canadian municipal governments have banned animals such as big cats.
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@rusty2rusty (6768)
• Defiance, Ohio
12 May 07
Animals like that should be left in the wild. I don't see why the goverment couldn't step in and put th etigers in a zoo. They would have more room and be properly taken care of.
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@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
12 May 07
The sad fact is that even zoos don't have more room for them Zoos only have a finite amount of space ands umber of keepesr, and if they take in every wild animal, there won't be room for half of them, and they won't get looked after properly.
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• United States
12 May 07
Do you mean people or Vancouverans? How the hell do you get tigers and not be responsible? Also, just why the heck wouldn't the SPCA have room to put the tigers? Some kind of coverup begging for funds? But the real question is why are you posting articles here when they belong on CNN.com or some other boring, unimportant, completely pointless news site?
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@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
12 May 07
kind of like the fools in the states who let their kids play with their cobras and rattlers?
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@woobie (88)
• United States
13 May 07
It may seem like a good idea when tigers are still babies, but people forget how big they get. These animals should never be kept as pets. I wish they could do something to stop these animals from being sold as pets.
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@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
12 May 07
How sad. It most have been terrible for her Son he must be devastated. I agree these animals should be left in the wild. Hopefully they will be removed and places elsewhere now,even though tradgedy has already struck.
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• United States
12 May 07
yea some animals just need to be put down I guess. I don't think theres a problem with putting yourself at risk by having a wild animal like this, but if your putting someone else's life in risk then that shouldn't be allowed.
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