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Marauding Leopard Shot Dead in Village


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, leopards, shot and killed, death, environment, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 3352 days ago - beta.thehindu.com
A leopard was shot dead at Shikarpur in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal on Sunday after it entered a village and seriously injured 11 persons.



   

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Tere M (75)
Sunday April 11, 2010, 6:13 pm
Noted with sadness... ~
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Sunday April 11, 2010, 6:15 pm
Such sad news in the morning!!! OMG!
Noted Cher. Thanks.
 

Carol L (219)
Sunday April 11, 2010, 7:16 pm
Just kills me to hear such sad news. I just want to scream. These poor cats don't stand a chance with the guns now a days. Sorry for the people but it is not the cats fault.
 

Debbie G (306)
Sunday April 11, 2010, 8:48 pm
Thanks Cher. Noted with sadness. I wonder what was wrong with the leopard, because I don't think it would do this unless it felt threatened or was sick. I do feel badly for the people that were attacked too, but wonder if someone initially provoked the animal and it just continued it's attacks. I'm sure we'll never know.
 

Eternal Gardener (734)
Sunday April 11, 2010, 9:13 pm
Noted and for sure there must have been a reason for the attack, frightened animals might lash out.
 

Frank Pickens (126)
Sunday April 11, 2010, 11:53 pm
Sorry, but when the Big Cats have no habitat left they do what they live to do. I am sorry for the people, but am more sorry for the loss of The Cat. Humans are the enemy to these creatures and rightfully so.
 

gail dair (0)
Monday April 12, 2010, 12:55 am
thanks Cher
 

Arild Warud (174)
Monday April 12, 2010, 1:03 am
Sadly noted.
 

Jean Lord (46)
Monday April 12, 2010, 3:27 am
Such a sad ending for a beautiful creature.
 

Jeff W (38)
Monday April 12, 2010, 6:34 am
It is really a tragic event when one of these poor creatures/beautiful animals is killed! In this particular incident, in Bengal on Suday, the leopard was shot by a policeman trying to protect the public! But, who was protecting the leopard? It was obviously very frightened, ( because it was attacking people!) Not 'normal' behavior for these big cats, so it was shot... Too often these kind of 'incidents' are happening between wild animals and humans because the animals are being restricted more and more into smaller areas where they're compelled to interact with humans, their fate is sealed! Always the loser...
 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 12, 2010, 7:58 am
The worst invention ever created by mankind is THE GUN.
 

Kurt van der Blom (20)
Tuesday July 27, 2010, 3:59 am
Please sign for the panthers:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/337/177/508

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/leopards_in_danger_of_extinction

Thank you so much!
 
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