Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ohio is an evil place

Ohio apparently has some of the laxest laws in the US concerning owning exotic animals, so this one nutcase was able to build a menagerie of lions and tigers and bears (no pun intended for you fans of Dorothy) along with monkeys and baboons and such. Then he got pissed off, released them all and killed himself. Well, when sheriff's deputies arrived to figure out what was going on, they were faced with a literal wild kingdom of scared, angry they started shooting, as cops are wont to do when faced with uncomfortable situations.

By the time the carnage was over, 49 animals had been slaughtered, including 18 rare Bengal tigers. Seriously, there are only 1400 of them in the entire world...and Ohio helped wipe more than 1% of the population, all on its own. I hope the assholes feel proud. Three leopards (including one that was black) and a bear managed to be saved by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. How, I don't know, but I want to send them a check and a note of thanks.

The man who did this was sick in so many ways and so well-known for not caring properly for these creatures, he should never have been allowed to have them, but the grand and glorious state of Ohio let him. And for that reason alone, they should be censured and spat upon. That they're finally passing laws to keep this from happening again, while good, is still not enough to put aside the hate they are due. That sick bastard had these animals for years, was cited over and over and over again for neglect and cruelty...but he still got to keep them. And now everyone's shocked that this happened. Jesus, why wouldn't it?

Some people are so fucking stupid, they ought not to be allowed to live. Disgusting.

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