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Cheetah Sprayed With Fire Extinguisher After Mauling Keepers During Safety Demo

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A cheetah had to be subdued with a fire extinguisher after mauling keepers at safari park during a filming session to prove the animals were safe for visitors

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wolfNoFwdsPls a (135)
Tuesday July 12, 2011, 1:17 pm
pointing a camera at a cat???
small ones repeatedly did seem to not like that, and i wouldn't try it on a big one ( or ask *extremely* respectfully. No, better not. Especially not in an enclosure! )
IMAGINE ... .... a world without cages !


Constance F (418)
Tuesday July 12, 2011, 2:30 pm
Sad for the cheetahs. She just wants to run and be free. Duh.

linda b (186)
Tuesday July 12, 2011, 4:53 pm
No wild animal is ever safe especially when kept in captivity, they should be left where they belong in their own natural habitat, wild and free. Thank you Simone.

Toni C (508)
Wednesday July 13, 2011, 1:05 am
Noted and thanks for the article, Simone.... why do people pull these stupid stunts? No matter how well you believe you know a wild animal, there is always the chance of something like this happening. Instead of spending a bunch of money on a more secure fence, why don't they do the right thing and put the cheetahs back out in the wild where they belong???

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 13, 2011, 2:15 am
I totally agree Toni. The cheetahs deserve freedom just as much as we humans do. I'm really tired of the demonisation of certain animals. It happens far too often in my opinion, and frankly I've had enough. We animal lovers/activists must continue to give a voice to the voiceless! Peace, Natalie

KS Goh (0)
Wednesday July 13, 2011, 5:07 am
Thanks for the article.

Patricia W (94)
Wednesday July 13, 2011, 11:42 am
Thanks Simone. This is just more proof that we humans think we control everything, but we can control nothing. Without force, at least. The cheetah was being cheetah, plain and simple. And the humans were just being stupid.

Nelu Dumitriu (14)
Wednesday July 13, 2011, 12:44 pm
Noted and thanks for the article.

Roger G (154)
Wednesday July 13, 2011, 3:55 pm
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