what_now: It's not like these are exotic or rare animals that died because they were thrust into a habitat they were unfamiliar with.
talulahgosh: PETA: assholes in any situation.
scottydoesntknow: So the next time a flash flood happens, let the PETA members carry out the lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!).
Fish in a Barrel: Sounds like the seals had a whale of a time, though.
Jayone: Maybe the zoo workers weren't too worried about the sheep when there was a polar bear loose in downtown Duluth.
fromthenorth: I live in Duluth, and we have never ever seen anything like this. The forecast was for maybe 2 inches of rain, we got 10 inches. Nobody saw this coming. By the way, the polar bear never made it out of the zoo grounds, just its exhibit.
Firethorn: what_now: It's not like these are exotic or rare animals that died because they were thrust into a habitat they were unfamiliar with.Like the article said, the raven could have flow away; half the time in zoos large birds in captivity are the ones who are injured in some way and can't compete in the wild.Now, loss of the animals IS sad, but I'd rescue a single Giraffe before I'd rescue six sheep, four goats, and a donkey. The latter are more replacable in the USA(exceptions exist if they're some special breed, but it'd have to be pretty special).By the sounds of it, the Zoo DID have procedures, and managed to save the vast majority of it's stock. The seals could deal with some flooding just fine, as can adult polar bears. That the flooding was much worse than expected is what caused the escapes and deaths.
Great Janitor: After hearing about how many animals PETA has put down, I find them biatching about a six dead animals kind of ironic.Also, when this was brought up, how many PETA members were there, how many were naked, were any in a shower?
namegoeshere: They should sue God.
Biness: in fact, peta, just stop, we're all sick of it.
Splinshints: [imokwiththis.jpg]If you're going to put animals in a position where they're literally helpless without you, then you put yourself in a position where you're responsible for whatever happens to them.
cervier: Maybe a Giraffe is in a better position than any other (land) animal in case of a flood...
THX 1138: FTFA: Three birds - a turkey vulture, a raven and a snowy owl... are believed to have died as Kingsbury Creek overflowedY'know, this could all have been avoided if the zoo decided to stock species that can fly.
MAYORBOB: PETA is not bringing charges, subtarder. PETA is just using a natural disaster with tragic losses as a soapbox to get some free publicity. The article says, the city attorney isn't inclined to proceed with any charges and it should end there. And where were these PETA disaster preparedness experts speaking from? Oh yeah, one was on the phone from Norfolk, Virginia and God only knows where Daphna Nachminovitch was calling from. Just wondering, did PETA ever denounce the NYPD's and FDNY's failure to protect or rescue any animals in either of the towers on September 11, 2001?
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