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(Washington Post)   Virginia zoo director convicted of drowning an injured wallaby. Crikey   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2012-09-29 06:41:20 AM  
Modern life at the Virginia Zoo is definitely not hoot.
 
2012-09-29 06:43:09 AM  
the bible tells us that god gifted mankind with dominion over the animals. in return, how mankind treats animals is our gift to god.
 
2012-09-29 06:47:52 AM  
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/can finally start to move on...
 
2012-09-29 06:48:26 AM  
Ive definitely seen this story on Fark before. I seem to remember a "hot zoo director" attached to it
 
2012-09-29 07:16:18 AM  
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I'd drown her wallaby... NO. I'd throw her off a high bridge. Animal abusers are scum.
 
2012-09-29 07:21:59 AM  
Watch me wallaby's feed, mate.
Watch me wallaby's feed.
There a very dangerous breed, mate.
So watch me wallaby's feed.
 
2012-09-29 07:22:34 AM  
30 million hungry kids in America and we weep for a farking wallaby.
 
2012-09-29 07:25:39 AM  
Drowning is a well accepted way of killing animals. You know the frozen rats the pet store sells as food for exotic animals? When you thaw them, they are soaking wet, wanna guess why?

I guess the method of killing is now dependant on the cuteness of an animal.
 
2012-09-29 07:28:02 AM  
She should have just fed it to the crocodiles.
 
2012-09-29 07:29:16 AM  

moravaman: 30 million hungry kids in America and we weep for a farking wallaby.


You know...it is possible to be upset and concerned about more than one thing at a time...
 
2012-09-29 07:36:10 AM  

rnatalie: Watch me wallaby's feed, mate.
Watch me wallaby's feed.
There a very dangerous breed, mate.
So watch me wallaby's feed.


I didn't know that the "Let me abos go loose, Bruce" verse of that song was horrifically racist until I was like twenty-three. (I'm from the US and assumed that an "abo" was some sort of animal that I didn't know of.) Oh, Rolf.
 
2012-09-29 07:36:39 AM  

Airportmatt: moravaman: 30 million hungry kids in America and we weep for a farking wallaby.

You know...it is possible to be upset and concerned about more than one thing at a time...


Also, there are more humans an any other vertebrate species, so the concern gets diluted somewhat when it comes to humans.
 
2012-09-29 07:52:25 AM  

Lars The Canadian Viking: Drowning is a well accepted way of killing animals. You know the frozen rats the pet store sells as food for exotic animals? When you thaw them, they are soaking wet, wanna guess why?

I guess the method of killing is now dependant on the cuteness of an animal.


When I thaw a beef tenderloin for dinner the packaging is soaking wet as well. Does this mean they drowned the beef tenderloin? I always chalked it up to condensation myself as drowning a cut of meat would be odd and pointless.
 
2012-09-29 08:00:44 AM  

Lars The Canadian Viking: Drowning is a well accepted way of killing animals. You know the frozen rats the pet store sells as food for exotic animals? When you thaw them, they are soaking wet, wanna guess why?

I guess the method of killing is now dependant on the cuteness of an animal.


From the AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia: "Drowning is not a means of euthanasia and is inhumane." People who have drowned (and then obviously been revived), routinely call it one of the worst pains in their life.

/How has this zoo not had its permits yanked yet.
 
2012-09-29 08:05:31 AM  
She should have just tied her wallaby down.
 
2012-09-29 08:08:03 AM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: Lars The Canadian Viking: Drowning is a well accepted way of killing animals. You know the frozen rats the pet store sells as food for exotic animals? When you thaw them, they are soaking wet, wanna guess why?

I guess the method of killing is now dependant on the cuteness of an animal.

When I thaw a beef tenderloin for dinner the packaging is soaking wet as well. Does this mean they drowned the beef tenderloin? I always chalked it up to condensation myself as drowning a cut of meat would be odd and pointless.


We are talking about a lot more water then that, don't forget unlike steak, they are covered in fur.
 
2012-09-29 08:13:36 AM  

Darwin's Prophet: Lars The Canadian Viking: Drowning is a well accepted way of killing animals. You know the frozen rats the pet store sells as food for exotic animals? When you thaw them, they are soaking wet, wanna guess why?

I guess the method of killing is now dependant on the cuteness of an animal.

From the AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia: "Drowning is not a means of euthanasia and is inhumane." People who have drowned (and then obviously been revived), routinely call it one of the worst pains in their life.

/How has this zoo not had its permits yanked yet.


It's not fun and it's scary I'm sure, but it only lasts a short time. Even shorter for smaller animals with faster metabolism. As for the AVMA, I'd think there is some bias there as you don't need a vet to drown an animal.
 
2012-09-29 08:29:15 AM  
What I dont get is why people who dont care about animals would want to own a zoo in the first place? Its not like they operate on high profit margins. Is it the same thing that allows for homosexual republicans?
 
2012-09-29 08:37:04 AM  
Meghan Mogensen meet Grover Norquist. I believe Grover likes bathtubs over buckets, but he lives in the DC area, too.

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2012-09-29 08:43:35 AM  

Lars The Canadian Viking: We are talking about a lot more water then that, don't forget unlike steak, they are covered in fur.


Well, not anymore they're not.

The Reston Zoo is a large parkland surrounded by 600K and up houses.....and a developer would love to get their hands on that land......maybe they'd go as far as to set up a zookeeper on trumped up charges? It would be chump change to pay off a low-level employee to rat (pardon the pun) on their boss....and keep them in cashflow while they're 'unemployed'.

/too many conspiracy novels.
 
2012-09-29 08:52:36 AM  
I don't think I'll be taking my kids here. It's basically a hopped up personal backyard zoo. And yeah, whoever owns this place is sitting on a goldmine, as Reston is in dire need of more townhouse and McMansion communities.
 
2012-09-29 09:41:50 AM  

gonegirl: I didn't know that the "Let me abos go loose, Bruce" verse of that song was horrifically racist until I was like twenty-three. (I'm from the US and assumed that an "abo" was some sort of animal that I didn't know of.) Oh, Rolf.


Rule number 2. No member of the faculty is to maltreat the "Abos" in any way whatsoever-if there's anyone watching.
 
2012-09-29 09:46:55 AM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: Lars The Canadian Viking: Drowning is a well accepted way of killing animals. You know the frozen rats the pet store sells as food for exotic animals? When you thaw them, they are soaking wet, wanna guess why?

I guess the method of killing is now dependant on the cuteness of an animal.

When I thaw a beef tenderloin for dinner the packaging is soaking wet as well. Does this mean they drowned the beef tenderloin? I always chalked it up to condensation myself as drowning a cut of meat would be odd and pointless.


Frozen rodents are put in the freezer alive.
 
2012-09-29 09:59:21 AM  
I thought you marched the rodents into the little rodent shower and turned on the gas.
 
2012-09-29 10:01:11 AM  

No Such Agency: [www.washingtonpost.com image 296x370]

I'd drown her wallaby... NO. I'd throw her off a high bridge. Animal abusers are scum.


Oh no you don't, shes not welcome in my water.
/Now a bridge over a rocky crevasse I'm all for.
 
2012-09-29 10:11:45 AM  
In Eureka California, a few decades ago, they zoo directors decided that they needed a more modern bear exhibit. They decided the only place to put it was on the site of the existing bear exhibit. They didn't have anywhere to put the current bears that had made the exhibit so popular, so they called the police who came and shot them in their cage as a public service. Then they got new bears.
 
2012-09-29 10:19:23 AM  
I live near this zoo and have taken my kids several times and it always seemed a bit dodgey, but not drown the animals kind of thing. By dodgey I mean the monkeys would get a running start and leap the moat off of their little island and make a break for it by charging directly at you...
 
2012-09-29 10:19:24 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: In Eureka California, a few decades ago, they zoo directors decided that they needed a more modern bear exhibit. They decided the only place to put it was on the site of the existing bear exhibit. They didn't have anywhere to put the current bears that had made the exhibit so popular, so they called the police who came and shot them in their cage as a public service. Then they got new bears.


I agree, zoo directors should be shot in their cages.
/jerks
//Did they sell the bile to fund the project?
 
2012-09-29 10:31:57 AM  

Alonjar: What I dont get is why people who dont care about animals would want to own a zoo in the first place? Its not like they operate on high profit margins. Is it the same thing that allows for homosexual republicans?


Like Romney its about the money
 
2012-09-29 10:32:53 AM  

Evil Mackerel: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: In Eureka California, a few decades ago, they zoo directors decided that they needed a more modern bear exhibit. They decided the only place to put it was on the site of the existing bear exhibit. They didn't have anywhere to put the current bears that had made the exhibit so popular, so they called the police who came and shot them in their cage as a public service. Then they got new bears.

I agree, zoo directors should be shot in their cages.
/jerks
//Did they sell the bile to fund the project?


It's now a very nice city-run zoo, and an asset to the community. I should have included that in my initial post. But those zoo directors had it coming; I couldn't agree more. :)
 
2012-09-29 11:00:04 AM  
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Not amused
 
2012-09-29 11:37:34 AM  
I have a feeling Virginia has very loose standards for what gets to called a "zoo"
 
2012-09-29 11:59:10 AM  

TV's Vinnie: [img.photobucket.com image 300x344]


Worst episode of "Rocko's Modern Life" ever
 
2012-09-29 01:20:38 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Lars The Canadian Viking: Drowning is a well accepted way of killing animals. You know the frozen rats the pet store sells as food for exotic animals? When you thaw them, they are soaking wet, wanna guess why?

I guess the method of killing is now dependant on the cuteness of an animal.

When I thaw a beef tenderloin for dinner the packaging is soaking wet as well. Does this mean they drowned the beef tenderloin? I always chalked it up to condensation myself as drowning a cut of meat would be odd and pointless.

Frozen rodents are put in the freezer alive.


I'm pretty sure they're actually suffocated with CO2, not drowned or frozen. It's incredibly cheap to do large numbers of animals at once that way, and I believe it's classified as humane.
 
2012-09-29 01:41:09 PM  

moravaman: 30 million hungry kids in America and we weep for a farking wallaby.


Actually, it's only 16.2 million, but who needs factual information when you are a troll?

/I guess they could have fed the wallaby to the hungry kids, or maybe stop trying to cut food stamps
 
2012-09-29 03:58:13 PM  

moravaman: 30 million hungry kids in America and we weep for a farking wallaby.


30 million hungry kids in America and you do nothing but post about 30 million hungry kids in a off topic thread. Grats for doing absolutely nothing to help resolve the situation your trolling about.
 
2012-09-29 05:45:59 PM  

publikenemy: Ive definitely seen this story on Fark before. I seem to remember a "hot zoo director" attached to it


You did. This is the followup to the original thread where the zoo director had been accused of drowning the wallaby.
 
2012-09-29 05:48:28 PM  
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thought had read 'troll' someplace in this thread. depictuation is trollwall in norway, credit at vy ft of pic.
drowning wallaby parmesan was too cruel.  no win there, no where, no how, no way.
 
2012-09-29 09:42:56 PM  

Chinchillazilla: BarkingUnicorn: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Lars The Canadian Viking: Drowning is a well accepted way of killing animals. You know the frozen rats the pet store sells as food for exotic animals? When you thaw them, they are soaking wet, wanna guess why?

I guess the method of killing is now dependant on the cuteness of an animal.

When I thaw a beef tenderloin for dinner the packaging is soaking wet as well. Does this mean they drowned the beef tenderloin? I always chalked it up to condensation myself as drowning a cut of meat would be odd and pointless.

Frozen rodents are put in the freezer alive.

I'm pretty sure they're actually suffocated with CO2, not drowned or frozen. It's incredibly cheap to do large numbers of animals at once that way, and I believe it's classified as humane.


The part of the mammalian brain that causes the gasping/choking sensation during suffocation is due to a buildup of CO2 in the bloodstream, not lack of O2. Since air is 78% is N -- we don't detect an excess of it so a more humane method would use N not CO2 to suffocate them. They'd just pass out from lack of O2 and not have the panic response.
 
2012-09-29 09:46:29 PM  

lohphat: The part of the mammalian brain that causes the gasping/choking sensation during suffocation is due to a buildup of CO2 in the bloodstream, not lack of O2. Since air is 78% is N -- we don't detect an excess of it so a more humane method would use N not CO2 to suffocate them. They'd just pass out from lack of O2 and not have the panic response.


I stand corrected.

Nitrogen asphyxiation of animals in euthanasia

Hypoxic atmospheres have been used as methods of euthanasia in animals and as a means of slaughter in chickens (see controlled atmosphere killing). However, studies show that diving animals such as mink, and burrowing animals such as rodents and rats are sensitive to low-oxygen atmospheres and (unlike humans) will avoid them.[1] For this reason, the use of inert gas hypoxic atmospheres for euthanasia is very species-specific. Nevertheless, after a number of accidents in which humans have been suffocated in nitrogen without any warning, the suggestion was made in 1995 that hypoxic atmospheres be used for the humane killing of humans.
 
2012-09-30 12:41:33 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: In Eureka California, a few decades ago, they zoo directors decided that they needed a more modern bear exhibit. They decided the only place to put it was on the site of the existing bear exhibit. They didn't have anywhere to put the current bears that had made the exhibit so popular, so they called the police who came and shot them in their cage as a public service. Then they got new bears.


Close, but not exactly. Link

I love the zoo director's quote: "They were euthanized, they weren't killed."
 
2012-09-30 01:23:27 AM  
Hot blonde chicks with any kind of power are often terrifying.
 
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