Nice Job, Mom...
I have never been more angry... this small, city zoo is only a couple of blocks from my house... and this story sickens my heart.
Potter Park Zoo arctic foxes may be destroyed
Potter Park Zoo’s arctic foxes may have to be killed because a boy entered their enclosure and one of them nipped his finger.
The 10-year-old boy was bitten last Saturday, zoo director Gerry Brady said.
Brady said the boy’s mother doesn’t want him to have to undergo a series of rabies shots, so the foxes may have to be killed. Autopsy is the only way to determine whether an animal carries the rabies virus.
Brady said it’s impossible to tell which of the foxes nipped the boy, but that all of the animals have been vaccinated.“They’re very healthy,” Brady said.
Dr. Dean Sienko, medical director of the Ingham County Health Department, is expected to decide this afternoon whether the foxes will live or die.
What in the hell is wrong with this mother?!?!?
First of all, HELLO... watch your child. How could this boy have that much unsupervised time to get into the "well-fenced" enclosure? It's a zoo... that's why they have the animals in cages and fenced-in areas. It's not like these wild animals broke out and attacked him.
And yes, your son got "nipped"... yet I think a few shots won't be SO traumatic for him that it justifies destroying several innocent animals.
Perhaps having this boy go through the series of shots might teach him that there are sometimes consequences when you do something wrong.
Gee, on second thought... NO, let's just put down several beautiful animals so he can go through life thinking he can do whatever he feels like without realizing the affect it has on others.
BRILLIANT child-rearing, you dingbat!