For the Love of Little Children and Animals

@RasmaSandra (22828)
Daytona Beach, Florida
February 11, 2019 10:10pm CST
Alright, I will say it just once so you know that I am totally on the side of the tigers not the humans but I must say that someone made a big mistake really big time. Just read today that at the London Zoo a rare Sumatran tiger was to be mated. The tigress arrived and no one can say what happened but the mister mauled his would be mate to death. Now I read this and first I was shocked then I start to get angry and it is anger at the humans. You can never know what might happen when you introduce two tigers to each other. There should have been precautions taken and a way to quickly separate them if all things did not work out. Did they think it would be love at first sight? When will humans learn? The second story is even more tragic since it involved a beautiful four-year-old girl who had autism. The family swears up and down that she was always taken care of and always made sure the girl was fine. Apparently, she had a very small bedroom with two radiators and the mother left the window open a bit to let in air. The mother is not a well woman with back pains and such and she went to lie down. She does say that two relatives were left to watch the girl. Well, they did not do their job when the girl was able to open up the window further and tumble out of it to her death. You know this is something I will never understand and the mother says it was a small mistake. I would hate to think what a big mistake would be to her. I grew up from babyhood to toddler to child living with my parents in apartments. Somehow our apartments were always on the fifth floor. I am here to write and to live because I survived. Of course, I survived I was looked after normally. I cannot understand how these tragedies happen and then everyone goes oh, my, that is what happens when you live in apartments. That is not what should happen if the child has proper guidance. It just breaks my heart to read that this girl was going to have her fourth birthday party on Sunday, that was yesterday and now the family has a funeral to go to. Let me hear from you on the tigers and on the little girl.
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@andriaperry (69793)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Feb
I have seen and heard of many mothers who would go to bed and leave their little one to do whatever. Some die, some get out in the system of foster. As for animals, they are animals and are always unpredictable.
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@DianneN (103322)
• United States
14 Feb
These are both huge and unnecessary tragedies. They should have caged the tigers separately to see if they got used to each other. The male tiger was protecting his territory. As for that mother, some people don’t deserve to have children. My grandkids grew up in the city, and their parents were vigilant and the windows were such that the kids couldn’t open them.
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@RasmaSandra (22828)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Feb
The windows in the apartments I lived in were openable but someone was always with me and I was taught not to go near them @DianneN
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@DianneN (103322)
• United States
16 Feb
@RasmaSandra That's what good parents do to watch out for their children.
@JudyEv (153520)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Feb
Both of these are terrible tragedies. Usually they cage animals next to each other until they find out if they are going to get along or not.
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@RasmaSandra (22828)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Feb
In this case, someone was not thinking too clearly @JudyEv
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@JudyEv (153520)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb
@RasmaSandra Not thinking at all I'd say.
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@aureliah (22523)
• Kenya
14 Feb
I read that story and it saddened me a lot. I love seeing wild animals being protected.
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14 Feb
To have a proper care it should be guided and look after to avoid problems.
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@mom210 (7150)
• United States
13 Feb
People do not realize once you have a child, that is your number one job. You get sick, still on the job, you get tired, still on the job. 24/7 that is your job.
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@CarolDM (15638)
• United States
12 Feb
You never what wild animals will do. If you are a parent, be a responsible parent, always.
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@crossbones27 (23509)
• Redlands, California
12 Feb
Ignorance comes in many forms which is fine, but hopefully common sense of what you do not know will one day out way ignorance.
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@sofssu (21568)
13 Feb
I agree with you on both instances, These people are supposed to be animal experts, how could they assume such things. Small mistake? Losing her baby.. I can't even fathom that.
@RasmaSandra (22828)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Feb
Her word in the article it was a small mistake and I shuddered about this mom @sofssu besides if two relatives were left to look after her and the girl being with autism they should have been in the same room with her
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@sofssu (21568)
14 Feb
@RasmaSandra makes me shudder too. Poor baby with a bunch or morons.
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• Midland, Michigan
14 Feb
I thought at first the little girl was mauled by the animal but falling out of the window wouldn't be much better. Did it say what floor they were on? If it was too warm in the room I don't know whether one of the radiators could have been turned off or down but the window should have been closed. It's unfortunate about the animal and I hope the zoo had to pay for their error otherwise they may not learn from their mistake.