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Category Archives: Cat Scratched

Sumatran Tiger Fatally Mauls Zookeeper

In the days since 24-year-old zookeeper Sarah McClay was killed by a Sumatran tiger at the South Lakes Wild Animal Park, in Cumbria, North West England, many people are still asking how the incident happened and whether it could have been prevented. How it happened is simply explained: The tiger, named Padang, walked through an […]

Lion Attack Kills Animal-Park Intern, Or, The Lion Who Died Again

What do I think of the so-called lion “attack” that killed Dianna Hanson at a wildlife prison in Dunlap, California? I think about the lion, Cous Cous, whose life was essentially taken the moment he was locked in a cage for the convenience of those who enjoyed “admiring” him through the bars of his jail […]

Tiger Mauls Trainer During Circus Performance in Mexico

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS, IN THE NOT-TOO-DISTANT FUTURE – The owner of a Mexican circus has been sentenced by the International Criminal Court to a lifetime of entertaining tigers in the wild. After his sentencing, circus operator Valente Malon was stuffed into a filthy cage and sent to India, where he’ll live out his miserable days […]

Imprison Man Who Endangered Bronx Zoo Tiger

We’ve heard a lot in the past few weeks about David Villalobos, the 25-year-old New York man who jumped into a Bronx Zoo tiger enclosure in an attempt to “be one” with the animal therein. And yet all that’s been written about the tiger is that he won’t be executed for giving Villalobos what amounted […]

One Dead, One Scalped in Leopard Attack in India

Have you lost your head? That’s what some might have asked Pintu Dey when he thoughtfully put himself between trigger-happy cops and an interloping leopard in India on Saturday. Mr. Dey did, in fact, lose part of his head, and in doing so became a hero in my eyes. While The Sun (London) accompanied an […]

Child “Savaged” in Tiger Attack at Zoo in Russia

Reports of a child being “attacked” by a captive tiger have me feeling deeply concerned for the well-being of the cat. A report in yesterday’s edition of the Daily Mail tells us: “A three-year-old boy was fighting for life last night after being savaged by a tiger at a travelling zoo in Russia. The young […]

A Curse of God on Animal Rights

A cocksure ladies’ man recently pissed off the hierarchy of the cult to which he belonged when he ran off with a harlot. (Don’t worry, this is not a commentary on the god-fearing armpit of the American electorate being uncomfortable with Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s marital history.) When a polygamist in Kenya’s Central Province […]

Tiger Attack Leaves Child Dead

I was thrilled, this morning, to read that a Sumatran tiger fatally mauled a child in Indonesia on Saturday. I was joyful primarily because media coverage of the incident has been appropriately devoid of sensationalism. Equally refreshing has been the absence of histrionic reactions from locals close to the situation. A report in The Jakarta […]

4-Year-Old in Texas Attacked by Pet Mountain Lion

It is my opinion that a West Odessa, Texas, family, whose “pet” mountain lion mauled a child, should be euthanized, after which their heads should be examined for evidence of humanity and sent to me for shrinking. A KWES (Texas) report tells us: “Authorities say a 4-year-old child wandered too close to a mountain lion […]

Cougars Shot for Being “Poorly Educated”

“Conservation” officers in Alberta, Canada, have made it clear that they don’t want any welfare cases in their neck of the woods. By executing an adolescent cougar on Monday — two weeks after executing his sister — “conservation” officers have essentially announced:  You want a handout? Here’s a bullet in the head. According to the […]