Nothing makes me more upset than innocent creatures being injured due to the irresponsibility of others. So as you can imagine I, like most others viewing the events in Zanesville, Ohio on Tuesday, was devastated. Unfortunately I do not believe that the law enforcement who responded had any choice but to tragically end the lives of the animals that were roaming the area. What this event did do was show the lax laws that are enforced on people who purchase exotic animals...and as we all see the results can be tragic!
The average person can not financially support the needs of an exotic animal such as a tiger. Eating up to 20 pounds of food a day and having an average lifespan of 25 years can quickly make the large cat a costly pet. That added to the fact that the cuddly cub quickly turns into a roaring creature that can take down a buffalo would make most people come to the conclusion to instead get a tabby cat or perhaps a puppy instead.
For those lacking in common sense let's help make their decision for them by showing the government that the laws for exotic animals in captivity need to be better regulated! Please follow the link to the World Wildlife Fund and sign the petition for this much needed cause!