The headlines of the newspaper about a month ago read: "Ohio Man lets wild animals loose, then commits suicide."
On one hand, people believed this man to be out of his mind to do such a thing, while others might think differently.
I agree with the crowd who say he was foolish. In case anybody didn't read up on the man, here is such a side history to his life. He spent his life in financial struggles, and had already served time in jail for having that many animals on his property.
A sign on the highway warns passing cars of the loose animals.
Anybody with at least half a brain would know that keeping wild and probably endangered animals on a property like that in Ohio might assume that this would be kind of stupid.
I don't even think people begin to understand that you can't keep wild bears, tigers and lions locked in cages especially in a rural area of Ohio.
The terrain of Ohio was not made for wild animals like Lions, Tigers and bears(Oh my!); it just doesn't work that way in most cases.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Last week, Page One staffer Taylor Ainsley wrote her opinions about the tragedy of the wild animal incident last month in Zanesville. Today, workshop student Jada Milner is giving a differing opinion.
Animals like these deserve to be back in their homelands even if their natural habitats are being somewhat destroyed; if the people in their lands would make a preserve to help these endangered species, then people wouldn't be trying to hunt them like they do.
Call it a "Private Property" reserve so that no one can violate the area, it's as simple as that.
Unfortunately, there are those in the world who would disagree; these wild animals did have a bit of a downfall: they were all killed and not tranquilized.
I think about those who might have been out when those animals were released; their safety was then at risk. If you really think about it, what would have happened if someone had been around right when those animals were released? They would have been in serious danger.
Though some might not be as concerned, I know as a person that is all about being safe, I would not have wanted to read in the paper about someone who was killed by those
Of course, there is also the argument against the animals in the sense that they are endangered and that the whole world would like to preserve them. As nice of an idea as that sounds, I wish that some Americans were not as stupid as they are.
Everybody in some way has to still think about public safety. Animals are a part of nature, and they are the wildlife.
Again, if they made some form of wildlife reserve for those animals, they wouldn't have had to die. Safety is top priority to any situation, including those situations concerning animals.