WHY MUST HUMANS KILL ANIMALS EVERY TIME THERE IS A TRAGEDY WHERE A PERSON IS KILLED – THIS MAKES NO DAMN SENSE

Of course it is so tragic and so sad when I read the story about the 2 year old who was dragged off by an alligator and killed. BUT must our response always be to kill animals for being animals and doing what is natural.

I wish we did this with murders, rapists, child molesters, etc.

I will never understand humans, nor do I want to anymore.

This paragraph in the article states it well:

No disrespect to the suffering family, but let me get this straight: We built a man-made ecosystem in the natural environment of a known predator, stocked it with fish for our amusement, built a hotel with a beach on its banks, let kids wade into the water, express shock when one gets eaten — and then we kill the animal for doing exactly what animals do?

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The Daily News:

Alligator kills boy at Disney World — and Man kills right back!

alligatorAlligators are brutal killing machines. We all know that. So why kill them for doing what they do?

(STAN HONDA)

Did something just go wrong? Well, kill all the animals!

That remains the standard stupid human reaction whenever our control of nature goes awry.

Like on Tuesday night after a 2-year-old was apparently eaten by an alligator on an artificial beach near Disney World. The response? Local officials killed four gators.

No disrespect to the suffering family, but let me get this straight: We built a man-made ecosystem in the natural environment of a known predator, stocked it with fish for our amusement, built a hotel with a beach on its banks, let kids wade into the water, express shock when one gets eaten — and then we kill the animal for doing exactly what animals do?

alligator-drags-toddlerThe small boy was apparently killed by an alligator near this hotel on a man-made lake near Disney World on Tuesday.

(Red Huber/AP)

To paraphrase the Chris Rock joke after a tiger mauled trainer Roy Horn — the alligator didn’t go crazy. The alligator went alligator.

The same thing happened last month when a small child wandered into the gorilla pen at the Cincinnati Zoo. The gorilla offered the typical animal response — so the zookeepers shot and killed him.

So, again: We stole an animal from his natural habitat, put him on display for our pleasure, failed to secure the perimeter, and then killed the animal for doing pretty much what we paid the zoo admission fee to see him do.

animalsSome humans agree with me that Harambe, the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla, did not have to die.

(John Sommers II/Getty Images)

There are many such examples of mankind’s violent reaction to his own idiocy:

In 1987 in my own beloved Brooklyn, a young boy entered the polar bear cage at the Prospect Park Zoo, where he was killed by two of the animals — both of which were then murdered in a retaliatory strike.

In 2007, a Siberian tiger escaped from its enclosure at the San Francisco Zoo and killed a 17-year-old before police responded by killing the animal — though it was later revealed that the animal may have been provoked by the victim and his friends.

geeseGeese have finally returned to Prospect Park after the 2010 slaughter.

(Hermann; Marc; A.)

In 2012, a 2-year-old boy fell into a pen holding African painted dogs at the Pittsburgh Zoo. The dogs mauled him to death, and one was revenge-killed by cops.

This kind of thing doesn’t only happen in zoos. In 2010, again in Brooklyn (which I had no idea was such an animal graveyard!), hundreds of Canada geese were preemptively slaughtered under cover of darkness in the name of airplane safety. At a subsequent vigil, one animal lover pointed out the irony of killing an animal designed by nature to fly simply because it gets in the way of an animal that cannot fly. If we want to keep our planes safe, he said, we could fly somewhere else. It’s not the birds’ job to get out of our way.

And if we want to vacation in Florida, let’s not build our hotel on a fake lake in Alligator Alley.

I’m not anti-human. I’m anti-stupidity and anti-hypocrisy. Human beings have evolved over millions of years to have the biggest and best brains on the planet — but whenever we have a conflict with the other animals, we use only the rudimentary brain stem to violently strike out.

We’re better than this, people. If you love nature, you have to love it when it does something natural.

 

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