I want to pause a moment and reflect on the tragedy in Zanesville. As a fellow Ohioan from the Cincinnati area and writer, I simply cannot help but say a few words about this event.
Take a good look.
After you’ve looked once, look again.
Who are we? What have we become?
Those poor creatures are never getting up. They’re never going to smell fresh air again, never eat again, never fall asleep in the sunshine again.
Was this really and truly the only way to handle this? You mean to tell me we can put a man on the moon and make a guitar the size of a human blood cell but we can’t find a better, more humane way to contain an animal outbreak?
If this is the case, I weep for humanity.
The man running this “preserve” was a nutcase. And the authorities warned him numerous times.
Why was nothing done?
I mean, really, is there so much to do in Zanesville that the local police were willing to overlook this dire situation dozens of times? Over a number of years?
Someone in Zanesville needs to stand up, take charge, and accept responsibility and due punishment for the gross oversight he/she allowed to continue that caused the slaughter of those animals.
This is unacceptable.
Do you know how many tigers are left in the world? Less than 1400. And thanks to Zanesville, now there are even fewer.
I certainly hope the citizens don’t lie back and accept this. To do so would be an atrocity.
“It has become appaulingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” ~Albert Einstein
“Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.” ~~ Horace Mann
“The more humanity advances, the more it is degraded.” ~~ Gustave Flaubert
“We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity-romantic love and gunpowder.” ~~Andre Marois
“Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us and what will be here a long time after we’re gone. ” ~William J. Clinton
“Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind-the only difference is the victim.” ~~Alphonse de Lamartine
“Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.”
– Mark Twain “The Lowest Animal”
“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.” ~~Mark Twain
“There are no wild animals until man makes them so.” ~~Mark Twain