Monday, October 13


In the week since the news of the attack on Roy, an interesting op-ed phenomenon has emerged: Pundits across our nation are conflating that story and the concurrent one about the guy with a tiger in his apartment, wagging their fingers at those who keep tigers as pets. This one is typical, focusing on what a terrible idea it is to keep dangerous wild animals close at hand, but like the others, failing to see where that conclusion leads. "It's interesting that both tiger attacks happened within days of each other," the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says. "It's as if Mother Nature was trying to remind us of something." That we shouldn't keep wild tigers in captivity in order to entertain ourselves? Ya think?

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