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Tiger, Lions Die at Indonesian Zoo After Being Poisoned

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, zoos, wildlife, poisoned )

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A critically endangered Sumatran tiger and two African lions have died at a zoo in western Indonesia after being poisoned, an official said Tuesday.

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Connie O (44)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 8:02 am
That is outrageous. It sounds like someone working at the zoo may be responsible and that the zoo is in horrible condition. Maybe the person feels they have saved the animals from poor care. Nevertheless, I do hope they catch and punish the ones responsible.

Christeen A (371)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 8:52 am
This is horrific and very, very sad. I hope they find the culprits and give them just punishment. Thank you.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 10:13 am
Oh G-d please get me out of here. I hate people.

Ljiljana Milic (115)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 11:17 am
Zoo (every) is a prison. In a prison inmates are dying, from different reasons, poisoning is one of it.

QfA: " Hundreds of animals have died at Surabaya Zoo in recent years due to neglect, and those still alive languish in cramped, dirty cages and suffer from illnesses including pneumonia and diarrhoea."

Thank you Cher.

. (0)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 12:51 pm
Even in the last place for safety failed them.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 12:56 pm
Some people's actions do make it very challenging not to hate all people. Connie, the zoo in terrible condition is the Surabaya Zoo. These deaths happened at the Taman Rimbo Zoo. Since one is in western Indonesia and the other in East Java province, it sounds like they are even at opposite ends of the country. That of course does not make Taman Rimbo perfect, but it at least is not Indonesia's worst zoo.

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 1:07 pm
very sad!

Pamela W (75)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 1:15 pm
"A two-year-old female Sumatran tiger, the offspring of the tiger who died, also ate the tainted meat but survived"
HOW ON EARTH could anybody do this ?? WHY ?? It's absolutely inconceiveble to me - totally disgusted !!

Small consolation ........... but, at least, one was saved .....................
.............."A two-year-old female Sumatran tiger, the offspring of the tiger who died, also ate the tainted meat but survived" Thanks for the link Cher !!

Pamela W (75)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 1:18 pm
Sorry about the repeated quote above - no idea how that happened. Article Noted. Thanks Cher !!

Kathleen R (138)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 1:42 pm
Very sad news

Dianne D (490)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 1:44 pm
Heart retching. I pray that the person who did this is punished severely both by man and God.

Bette-Ann Libin (11)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 2:21 pm
Terrific, now copy cat criminals will be planning their next attack!

I am moving off this planet as soon as I am able....

Barbara V (51)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 2:54 pm
There's no end to this--it only grows worse and worse. My God in heaven the world has gone mad. Mankind is good for only one thing, and that's killing. Killing and raping. I don't think good men will ever do anything about things like this because the political pigs are in the way. I can say that about almost all situations.

Jae A (316)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 3:48 pm
Yes tragic and sad.

I am surprise to find that the 'animal catagory ' has run out of space for the many 'animal' stories that now occupy the 'off-beat' catagory. Someone really should contract the staff and see what can be done to make more room on the animal threads for them.

Jae A (316)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 3:50 pm
Too many animal stories are being over looked by many due to this 'incorrect catagory' problem I think.

Linda P (0)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 3:57 pm
This is beyond heartbreaking for these magnificent creatures. Hope they find the scum that did this and they get punished to the max for the murder of these amazing creatures.

janet f (29)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 7:54 pm
Once again, southeast asia at it's best.

cynthia l (207)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 2:17 am
This is outrageous and heartbreaking. The world has gone mad STOP the Insanity

Ruth C (87)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 5:18 am
We can never expect anything good coming from those people!

pam w (139)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 6:46 am
Ruth S....which people? Are you suggesting that all Indonesians are awful? Are you suggesting that all zoos are awful? Are you suggesting that all zoo keepers are awful?

We should try to keep perspective here and stop jerking our knees.

Sara P (54)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 11:45 am
Here we go again..............
No words in fron of this animal cruelty.......

Winnie Adams (179)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 12:58 pm
Disgusting and despicable to say the least.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 1:38 pm
Very sad. Whomever did this is a despicable human being.

Isabelle J (81)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 10:06 am
Very sad !
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