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Fate Of Tiger Uncertain Following Fatal Mauling

Animals  (tags: caged tiger, captive tiger, fate, township, mauled man, not pets, wild animals, tragedy )

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The fate of an Ontario tiger is uncertain after he fatally mauled his owner. It is up to the township and the family of the victim to decide what to do with the 300kg animal.

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sonsydee E (36)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 9:27 am
This guy should never of had this tiger or any others in the first place.Who in their right mind thinks its OK to have these animals in cages where they are treated as pets to be photographed with kids at the whim of the "owner".These magnificent beasts are and always will be Wild at heart,no amount of captivity will ever overcome their natural instincts.The family need to do the right thing and allow them all to be handed to people who are educated in their needs and treat them accordingly.Before another mistake is added to their list and more people are hurt or killed by an animal that is not resposible due to the conditions it is kept in and the stupidity of humans.

Simone Duffin (1462)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 9:38 am
Beautifully said Sonsydee! Thank you.

Barbara West (0)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 10:05 am
The poor animals always suffer when all they did was a natural reaction. Man should not be making pets of wild beings! I am sorry for the family's loss.

Laura H (964)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 10:09 am
This is a WILD animal-NOT a 'pet'.
I am sorry the man died...
I hope the family sends the tiger to a sanctuary; why should he pay with his life when all he did was act like a tiger?

Anna K (58)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 10:47 am
I hope the tiger goes to a santuary as well - at least anything but a zoo.

Julie P (54)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 5:24 pm
I totally agree, Sonsydee!
I just hope that nothing bad happens to the tiger.

MsR S (189)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 5:49 pm
Agree w/ all said here.

Robyn L (80)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 6:44 pm
The big mistake here was that he (or that anyone should) be LEGALLY allowed to possess these big cats. I am surprised there have not been more incidents with his animals. Tigers in the Sunderbans have been observed actively hunting humans. That's what they do! The right thing now is to put these animals in the care of trained, responsible, and professional handlers. It is too bad they will never know true freedom in their natural habitat.

Dee C (23)
Tuesday January 12, 2010, 10:40 pm
Leave wild animals as they are meant to be.."free and wild"

Thanks Simone..

Susan A (14)
Wednesday January 13, 2010, 2:42 am
Really sad story. Hope that his cats get sanctuary somewhere.

Elaine R (130)
Wednesday January 13, 2010, 2:51 pm

Ronda Richardson (96)
Thursday January 14, 2010, 9:13 am
I am truly sorry that this man died. However, there are warnings about people owning an exotic animal, such as tigers, for a reason. What made them think for a second that they were special enough to be different? A tiger is much different than a cat. I do hope these people see this and make sure this tiger gets to a sanctuary where he can roam like he was meant to.
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