Man Attacks Flamingo

@akalinus (37332)
United States
August 3, 2016 7:22pm CST
I think we reached a new low today. A man at Busch Gardens in Tampa picked up a flamingo and threw it to the ground. It was hurt so badly that they euthanised it. It was a dancing flamingo named Pinky. I don't know what is wrong with people. It makes me mad and terribly sad to think that someone would do such a vile and sick thing. What do you think about it?
The man "attacked one of our animal ambassadors, a Chilean flamingo known as Pinky."
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18 responses
@toniganzon (66864)
• Philippines
4 Aug 16
Poor flamingo. That man is insane.
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@akalinus (37332)
• United States
4 Aug 16
At least, they arrested him. I think he did it in front of his kids. So sick.
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@peavey (16977)
• United States
4 Aug 16
I blame it on a lot of things, but mostly how kids have been raised the last few decades. I had better not get into it, but I think kids need limits and when they don't get them, they are at sea as to what is acceptable while being very angry at a world that doesn't work the way they were taught it would. People don't mature any more because there seems to be no reason for them to. Immaturity leads to lack of self control.
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@akalinus (37332)
• United States
4 Aug 16
Nothing is as it used to be. The world does not work the way it should. It makes me angry, too.
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@akalinus (37332)
• United States
4 Aug 16
Make sure you watch the video of the flamingo dancing the Flamenco. It is so sad that he did that to that innocent bird.
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@peavey (16977)
• United States
4 Aug 16
@akalinus I watched it. I don't know how anyone would want to hurt something like that
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@LadyDuck (375298)
• Switzerland
4 Aug 16
I cannot believe that someone did such a cruel thing. I cannot stand people who are cruel against animals, I would do the same to him. If he is insane he must be put in a hospital, else, put him in jail for the rest of his life.
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@akalinus (37332)
• United States
4 Aug 16
He makes me scared for the rest of us.
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@LadyDuck (375298)
• Switzerland
4 Aug 16
@akalinus If someone can be so cruel toward a poor animal, he can hurt even children and other humans.
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@nanette64 (20634)
• Fairfield, Texas
4 Aug 16
@akalinus If he's willing to hurt a defenseless animal, he wouldn't think twice about doing it to a human.
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• United States
4 Aug 16
so many seem to've jest plum lost all sense 'f respect fer any livin' creature world-wide. i dunno if'n mental illness's jest hit'n all-time high 'r what the heck's goin' 'round. 'tis a shame that this fella can't suffer from the same fate...
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@silvermist (19896)
• India
4 Aug 16
@akalinus I am wondering why he did this.Was he questioned by the police?What was his excuse? Because,people like this have excuses always.
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@akalinus (37332)
• United States
4 Aug 16
He was arrested.
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@silvermist (19896)
• India
5 Aug 16
@akalinus Okay.Now he can make all his excuses directly to the police.
@SIMPLYD (90956)
• Philippines
4 Aug 16
That is so cruel of that man! Good if the flamingo attacked him first then, he can do it also in self defense .
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@akalinus (37332)
• United States
4 Aug 16
It was just standing there being a flamingo. It did not threaten him in any way.
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@SIMPLYD (90956)
• Philippines
4 Aug 16
@akalinus That's so kind and considerate of you, my friend.
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• Calgary, Alberta
4 Aug 16
This guy have the makings of a serial killer. Serial killers usually start with animals.
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@akalinus (37332)
• United States
4 Aug 16
How can someone do that to an animal that is not bothering him? This bird did not attack him, he is evil, in my opinion.
• Calgary, Alberta
4 Aug 16
@akalinus I can understand killing animal for food but killing animals for no reason for sure is very disturbing.
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@BelleStarr (61852)
• United States
4 Aug 16
Is he mentally ill? Why else would anyone attack a flamingo?
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@akalinus (37332)
• United States
4 Aug 16
This is a new one. I never heard of anyone attacking a flamingo before.
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@succeednow (1633)
• Singapore
4 Aug 16
@akalinus It's sad to see so many "sick" people running around hurting other people and animals. Why can't they just mind their own business and.leave others in peace?
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@akalinus (37332)
• United States
4 Aug 16
That would be nice but this is the real world.
@EddieHands (37500)
• United States
4 Aug 16
Wow that is not nice! poor bird! Meow
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@akalinus (37332)
• United States
4 Aug 16
Way beyond not nice. This guy has had run-ins with the police before.
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@hereandthere (45962)
• Philippines
4 Aug 16
it would be like kicking a dog or cat "just for kicks"
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• United States
4 Aug 16
My dad was reading this last night and this made me so mad. What makes people do these kinds of things. The flamingo wasn't doing anything and this man just attacked it. People piss me off because of how stupid they are.
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@akalinus (37332)
• United States
4 Aug 16
That was a pretty extreme thing to do. It borders on insanity. Why else would someone do a thing like that.
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• United States
4 Aug 16
@akalinus People do things like this all the time to animals for no reason other than they are crazy and hurting animals is a symptom of a psychological disorder that normally leads into killing or hurting people.
@akalinus (37332)
• United States
4 Aug 16
@CaseyRoss9966 What if a small child caught his attention instead of the big bird?
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@RubyHawk (49811)
• Atlanta, Georgia
5 Aug 16
I think the man should be prosecuted and put in jail. Something like that is too horrible for words.
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@akalinus (37332)
• United States
5 Aug 16
He was put in jail. I don't know if he got bailed out or not. I hope not. He is dangerous.
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@RubyHawk (49811)
• Atlanta, Georgia
6 Aug 16
@akalinus A person that harms a flamingo might harm a person.
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@akalinus (37332)
• United States
6 Aug 16
@RubyHawk I know, he could have hurt a child.
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@DaddyEvil (68318)
• United States
4 Aug 16
Good grief! What could he possibly have been thinking? That is insane!
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@akalinus (37332)
• United States
4 Aug 16
Obviously, he was not thinking. I think he was with his young child. I wonder what he does at home.
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@Teep11 (7700)
• United States
10 Aug 16
Don't understand why would someone do such a thing. I'm hoping the man gets the help he needs. So unfortunate for the flamingo.
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@akalinus (37332)
• United States
10 Aug 16
They had to let the flamingo go. She was too badly hurt.
@Sharon38 (1913)
• Jamaica
5 Aug 16
I have never seen one in real life but I have seen them on tv in books and movies and the thing that strikes me is their beauty and gracefulness not to mention the long delicate legs. How could he do such a thing? He is full of s much anger and hatred! He needs Jesus! seriously!
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@akalinus (37332)
• United States
5 Aug 16
I have seen them in Disney. I don't live near the water. We get Sandhill cranes here, big tall birds. They are protected so no one messes with them, just take pictures and videos.
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@nanette64 (20634)
• Fairfield, Texas
4 Aug 16
Somebody needs to beat the a' hole @akalinus . This kind of thing makes me so mad. I'd be willing to travel to Florida just to give him some true justice.
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@akalinus (37332)
• United States
4 Aug 16
The cops will protect him. Good thing, I think a lot of people would like a piece of him.
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@JESSY3236 (15576)
• United States
4 Aug 16
I saw this headline yesterday. I think he needs meds or therapy.
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