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Wolves Kill Swedish Zoo Worker

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A pack of wolves attacked and killed a worker in their enclosure at one of Sweden's most popular wildlife parks on Sunday, said police, who did not know what had triggered the attack on the 30-year-old woman.

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Carol H (229)
Monday June 18, 2012, 6:26 pm
sadly noted, thanks Cher

Erin R (181)
Monday June 18, 2012, 6:45 pm
sad news :-(

Constance F (418)
Monday June 18, 2012, 11:23 pm
Maybe they were pissed off because Sweden decided to lift their ban on hunting wolves back in 2010 allowing for 27 wolves to be axed. But I guess the pressure from the EU, Sweden decided to cancel their hunts for winter 2012. O how sentimental - a wildlife park with wolves ! We have a little park to look at the wolfies, but slaughter them in the wild. Screw you.

Danuta W (1249)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 3:45 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 4:14 am
Sad when humans kill animals, and sad when animals kill humans - maybe animals should be left in the wild, that's the place for them with space to roam, I am sure no animal wants to live in an enclosure surrounded by humans.
I am sorry to see this person die, she was an animal lover who was just doing her best, right or wrong .

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 4:36 am
set our fellow beings free
protect life, prosecute those that seek to destroy our shared home and our fellow beings
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love
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DEMOLISH ------>>>>> THIS WALL !!!!

Lisa Neste (206)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 6:06 am
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Amen to that C.!!!

. (0)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 8:43 am
Nature always wins his battles, may delay an appointment but in the end always
has the last word
Sad news - thx u Cher

Christeen A (369)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 9:16 am
So sad about this tragic accident.

Sandi C (98)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 10:11 am
noted with sadness.

Suzanne L (99)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 11:41 am
Very sad occurance. Since there were no eye-witnesses the woman must have entered the enclosure alone. This probably isn't a good idea. I like wolves but we must remember that they are wild and predatory and they can get easily over-stimulated. I hope the park will not let employees tend to the wolves alone in future.

Nola g (5)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 12:52 pm
That is too bad about the woman. I dont think animals should be locked up like that, they go crazy. Just like humans if locked up in too small a place.

Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 12:57 pm
Noted, thanks.

Gloria H (88)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 1:38 pm
Maybe she was on her period? Canines have extra ordinary sense of smell. Too bad it happened, but zoo animals are not pets. She did die doing what she liked.

Gene J (290)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 1:39 pm
Noted and it is sad. But also noted that they were captives. Creatures of our planet were not born to be kept captive, they were born to run wild and free as do we. I grant that some species have been nearly exterminated by short sighted human beings and need protection from hunting, perhaps need protection in sanctuaries to allow them to repopulate but the goal should always be to return them to their wild roots. We can live together on this planet, what we lack is the wil to do so.

michelle t (41)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 2:44 pm
How would you like to live your life in a small cage?? Wolves are meant to roam free and stupid hunters think they have the right to shoot and kill any poor animal that moves.The only good hunter is a dead one.

carol k (17)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 3:30 pm
I hope they do not kill the wolves. They do not deserve to die. To enter a wild animals domain is a risk that all workers should be aware of. Why was she entering it? Was She alone at the time ? and if she was why? The wolves never asked to be held captives in a compound cage, but need to be free away from humans.

Kate Kenner (215)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 3:39 pm
Too many humans do not grasp the idea that wild animals on the earth, and in the sky and ocean are beings who live in vast expanses and to confine them is unnatural. It has to be very stressful to live in such a small space-like living in a small closet. Of course factory farm animals face this same dilemma the only difference being is that they are docile and not prone to striking back. When will they ever learn or will they?

Patrick Donovan (344)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 3:40 pm
I do not mean to be heartless, but if they did not lock up the wolves, they would not have had this problem. I'm voting for the wolves.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 4:32 pm
Sad. Thanks Cher.

Janet R (38)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 6:30 pm
It is sad to lose the worker but the wolves and other hostages at the zoo should be free.

Robert Hardy (68)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 7:15 pm
How sad. And of course we will blame the captive wolves for this sad incident.

Robert Hardy (68)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 7:17 pm
And I would like to add, there is no need for the "dramatic" picture of the wolf. They have no intent but to live their lives as the are designed to do. Only humans have intent.

Hector Rodriguez (4)
Wednesday June 20, 2012, 12:10 am
Sad news, but we have to remember that these animals don't belong to a zoo, and their instinct is to kill the ones that don't belong to the pack(of wolves).

Patricia A (0)
Wednesday June 20, 2012, 4:02 am
I am very sad for her and her family. I wish her family well. I have to agree with the majority the posts however, wild animals do not belong in captivity. Wolves are afraid of humans and generally do all they can to avoid us. In a captive, enclosure, where there is no way for them escape, it really is no wonder that something like this happened.

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday June 20, 2012, 6:01 am
Sorry for the woman that died.

This shows that animals belong in the wild!

wayne hall (3)
Wednesday June 20, 2012, 7:55 am
Why did she go into the wolf encloser by herself in the first place, she should have had an offsider who was armed in case of trouble, after all there is saftey in numbers.

wayne hall (3)
Wednesday June 20, 2012, 7:57 am
Oh and I hope they don't have the wolves put down, like we do when our dogs attack human beings.

Sharon S (8)
Wednesday June 20, 2012, 9:38 am
Any chance she may have been "in heat" - ie having her period? Women are vulnerable to animals, human and otherwise at that time of the month. A woman should never be around unaltered maile animals at that time. Wolves USUALLY do not attack humans without reason - their reasoning not ours. It is sad, but there has to be a logical, animalistic reason here. Wolf lover that I am I will try to defend them and find reasons for their natural behaviour as opposed to humnas stupid behaviour.

Rebecca Cowart (0)
Wednesday June 20, 2012, 11:41 am
uh duh!!!!! wolves are wild animals and should not be enclosed anyway....they were born to be free and not be caged up......they are wild people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary E (124)
Wednesday June 20, 2012, 12:17 pm
Sad and noted.

Paula M (39)
Wednesday June 20, 2012, 2:55 pm
It is good to remember that wolves are dangerous. I am sorry for the worker and my sympathies go out to her family.

Charles M (24)
Wednesday June 20, 2012, 4:17 pm
Maybe they were just pissed off at living in captivity!

Donna B (36)
Wednesday June 20, 2012, 8:17 pm
Wow. How sad. They don't usually attack humans, right?

Gitte L (46)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 9:22 am
The woman in question had taken care of the wolves for a long time and was used to entering their enclosure alone. It is very sad, but wild animals are not meant to live locked up.

Helle H (21)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 10:52 pm
Why was that poor woman allowed to go be with the wolfs by herself. They are wild creatures and should be treated like that. I'm sorry for the woman, but how can anybody be so stupid to trust a wild animal. Especialy when it's kept in captivaty.

. (0)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 11:13 am
I don't know if this policy pertains to Sweden's zoos, but, unless the animal was raised as a pup, it should be considered dangerous, and nobody should enter a cage alone.
Terrible story.
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