Help Me, Senator

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Help Me, Senator

Would you like to know what is wrong with our society? Read the article below. This place should never have been allowed to exist. The deaths of 18 endangered Bengal tigers and other exotic animals at the whim of some lunatic is directly the fault of the legislature that allowed the house of animal cruelty to exist.

I suppose when the legislators are finished protecting the animal populations, they will begin protecting the citizens of Ohio. What a pity.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/10/zanesville-ohio-wild-animal-release-hunt.html

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  1. What a pity is right...now I'm sure the entire world has gone slightly bonkers...the news of this has sad state of affairs has been airing all day across every radio station...in my car...oddly each station has their own politics or rather point of view being aired....another reason why I usually listen to CD's in my car.....how about you JJ?

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  2. I personally know of a couple of nut-cases in northern Arkansas who have a "sanctuary" for lions. The reason I know about this is that my oldest grandson was raised by these pathetic people. I won't go into the tragic details of just how that happened, but for years I lived in constant fear that he would be mauled. Fortunately it never happened, and my grandson is now married and living in Michigan.

    People who keep wild and dangerous animals are, in my opinion, suffering from some mental disorder that makes them incapable of realizing the danger these animals present, not only to them, but to people who live in their vicinity.

    There are laws to prevent people from having wild animals inside the city, but that doesn't stop it from happening.

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  3. Wow, JJ, I get the Times but missed this article.. It made me sick to see this... Have you seen The Cove? Any wildlife that has been killed either for money, laziness ( as in The Cove) or sheer ignorance sickens me... Karma is what I will always believe in....

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  4. Karen S: I am forced to watch some news because of some of the courses I teach. However, I avoid it as much as possible. I go out of my way to find positive stories, but this one was impossible to avoid. It is a pity.

    Judie: Most states have adequate laws, but not Ohio. It is the number one state for allowing citizens to keep exotic animals on their property. I even hate zoos. Leave the poor creatures alone. Tigers belong in the jungle! I blame the lawmakers. All life is sacred, and animals must be protected from such lunacy.

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  5. KBF: I have not seen The Cove, but I do know of it. It sickens me as well. Poaching is particularly disgusting. I find it hard to justify the killing of a Rhino for a horn, or the processing of mercury-laden dolphin in Japan to be served to unsuspecting people. It is a crime against Nature.

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  6. My husband just told me about this tonight. I am so angry!! Such waste of precious life. I am sick about it.
    Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  7. Yes, this is so sad. I don't understand how anyone can think that keeping exotic animals like this in a private home area is love for these amazing creatures. I'm glad I only have to learn that I have planted a tree that is really not suited for where I have put it. This is way more serious and not at all acceptable.
    While I am and will always be wary of putting more laws on the books, I can't believe that there were not more complaints from neighbors, etc. Some people are just not rational and I am really sorry that these animals had to pay for that.

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  8. Having just returned from two days at a game reserve in the northern part of our country where animals live in the wild, as they should, this horrible story makes me SO angry. You're right JJ, it's all about legislation - hard to believe that people still don't get it. Here in South Africa the SPCA is facing a dire financial crisis whilst local sporting bodies receive a huge chunk of lottery money on a monthly basis - what a warped world we live in!

    I also try to focus on the positive stories out there but one can't ignore these horrible events and drawing attention to it, like you have, certainly helps to get people involved in somehow making a difference.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  9. ...I currently live about an hour west of Zanesville, and continue to scratch my head in disbelief. Nothing positive can come from this. It's simply shameful.

    El

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  10. I couldn't bring myself to read the article because I was already too upset by the headlines I've seen. So very very sad.

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  11. Friends: I agree with all of you. Elliot said it so well - "It's simply shameful."

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  12. Every time I look at the picture of that tiger it sickens me more.

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  13. Astonishing? The poor Tiger. It hurts me to know how few rights animals have in our world.

    Oh, if you're into such things there's a writing challenge/linky in town. Every weekend I'll share a PROMPT and every Wednesday everyone can link up there (poem or short story 500 max)response at the Storyteller Linky. This weeks prompt is a Picture. Check it out. :)

    I also have a spooky book review and the weekend blog hop right now too! http://wordsinsync.blogspot.com/2011/10/halloween-book-review-voice-of-blood-by.html

    Have a great weekend either way. Shah.X

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  14. shah: I agree. It hurts me as well. I will check out your blog offerings. Thanks.

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  15. That Ohio governor is a real piece of work, baby.

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  16. Bill: Apparently. Somebody dropped the ball.

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  17. Hi JJ, goodness i have missed so many of your posts i am sorry. You take a break from blogging and then its really hard trying to play catch up. Im afraid i couldn't read your link anything to do with animal cruelty upsets me. But i just wanted to pop and say hi. I hope that you and your family are well. dee

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  18. Dee: I do understand. It upsets me as well. We are all okay. Thank you!

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  19. I saw this news article about these exotic pets.

    My first reaction to your post is "please, can we say what is RIGHT with society, first?!"

    I'm so overwhelmed with what is wrong, that now am seeking what is right. Small blessings...even in this article.

    Thank you for stopping by to "see" me. I, like Delia H., have been "taking a break" from all social media. LOL Off to more "real" work!

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  20. I know. This story made me cry. After a while, I had to turn the TV off. I was just so heartbroken. But the fact that this place was even allowed to be operated is a travesty. It was a catastrophe waiting to happen.

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  21. A-M: Yes, Angie, I will in the future. However, this story really got to me. I also took a blog break for a while. It's good for the soul. Talk to you soon.

    Nancy: I think that is what got to me the most. The fact that they allowed this place to operate is absurd.

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  22. The storyteller linky is up after a morning of problems - Grr! You have till Tuesday to link up your response to the prompt if you wish to participate, and a new prompt will be up on the weekend post. Hope to see you there. http://wordsinsync.blogspot.com/2011/10/storyteller-linky-launch-maypole.html

    Shah. X

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  23. Hello JJ .. this is just so sad & it evokes anger inside of me like you wouldn't believe. This just stinks on so many levels. Those poor animals. I hadn't heard about this shocking event.

    I actually stopped by to say gidday! I've been oober busy with life of late and haven't had any time for my blog or to read other blogs. I do miss it too. I was up before the chooks this morning & thought I'd do a bit of blog reading. Then, I boot up the laptop & the internet speed is operating at a snails pace because we've reached our cap being almost at the end of month. Argh... never mind. Thanks for your message on my blog. I'm fine, just busy! Hope all is well in your world.

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  24. Kath: I understand. It's great to hear you are doing well. Talk to you soon.

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