Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 28th, 2008
The large felid exhibition has reopened, but a cloud of “why” still floats over the death of a young man killed during a tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo.
Videos such as the following are disturbing, because they give the illusion that “wild animals” are friendly. How can we teach children to enjoy zoos but realize the animals there are dangerous and still untamed with videos like these circulating?
Does the tiger attack in San Francisco make sense, at some level, in the context of a society that treats big cats as nothing more than giant pets?
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