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Knowsley Safari Park Baboon Shot Dead After Escape


Animals  (tags: Knowsley, Safari Park, Merseyside, UK )

Ray
- 557 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A baboon was shot dead after it escaped from its safari park enclosure. The animal was killed after it managed to climb over the perimeter fence at Knowsley Safari Park in Merseyside at 10:15 BST.



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Michael M. (59)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 12:32 pm
One of he many severe problems with imprisoning animals within large human enclaves for peasure, "education" (although you learn little about an actual other animal by cruelly putting it in a cage for life),

is that escappes are feared and killed.
Baboons are fierce primates, more like humans than we care to believe, and human fear is so great that the first impulse is to kill any free in the idst of humans.

The tragedy is the capture in taking away of their birthright - their wild, free life.
The evil here is exclusively a human practice, no matter what the perceived "danger".
 

Michael M. (59)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 12:33 pm
sorry, sticky keyboard.

Escapees, miidst
 

Christeen Anderson (552)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 12:45 pm
Was this the only way?
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 12:51 pm
Tranquilizing was not an option?
 

Laura H. (903)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 2:31 pm
Yeah; just like a human...kill an innocent being for acting like nature intended...

Rest In Peace INNOCENT one...

Noted with angry tears.
 

Ray C. (62)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 4:21 pm
I am sorry for the upset this post may have caused, I feel just the same as yourselves, I don't know for sure if there was any other way, but I know if there way they would have taken it,

to kill a Domestic Animal , the punishment is 20,000,00 and time in Jail, for a wild Animal this would be much, much more and a longer time in Jail,

Last week, I visited Monkey World, I don't know if in America you have the same, but we have the chance to see these Animals in the wild, as nature intended, Unique in the UK!

Monkey forest is set in 60 acres of beautiful Staffordshire woodland and meadows where 140 monkeys live in total freedom. You are plunged into the Barbary macaques fascinating world as you hear rustling in the trees, chattering in a strange language and see the monkeys crashing through branches. Walking along the path you are transported into a different world of animal magic!

http://www.trentham-monkey-forest.com/information.php?id_cat=1

there is a one or two video's on the website, I loved every second of my visit, just 4 miles from where I live,


 

Natasha Salgado (579)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 8:22 pm
This sanctuary does sound wonderful 4 these fabulous animals to roam and live freely but one should never shoot an animal 4 this petty reason---he didn't hurt anyone?? Unacceptable actions. The right thing here would have been to tranquilize this Baboon---never to kill. Very disappointing. Thanks
 

Danuta Watola (1217)
Monday June 17, 2013, 2:45 am
noted
 

Carol Dreeszen (362)
Monday June 17, 2013, 12:04 pm
Sad!! Too bad they don't have another method they could use to have gotten him back safely! Thanks Ray!!
 
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