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    • Yes they should be euthanized -- Votes: 16
    • No they should not be put down -- Votes: 143
user banned Indiana 33802 posts
Nov 8th '12
Quoting FroggysMommy:" Wow, how horrible for you :("


Yeah it pretty much sucked and was the worst couple years of my life, but I got passed it, and my son is here so Im thankful.

ma ♥ 1 child; California 63053 posts
Nov 8th '12
Quoting EskimoKiss:" Why didn't she go in after him?! I know its a 14ft drop but I would jump it would hurt less than hearing ... [snip!] ... screams as he's killed.... I would try my best to do something! Ugh I wanna cry just thinking about it I need to hug my DD."


I believe the dogs could have killed the child AND a full grown adult. If you read about them, they are terribly vicious animals.

thisunrest India 10368 posts
Nov 9th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tara - Anya's mommy:</b>" I am truly curious to see what people think of this part of the story. If you don't know what I am talking ... [snip!] ... no, and the reason why is because I think they truly did not know any better, and that they were protecting their environment."</blockquote>




African dogs are an endangered species, so I can argue that their continued existence trumps that of one human.



And it wouldn't bring tte boy back.



If anyone should be euthanized its the stupid b***h of a mother who killed him. Cop on sense dictates that an angled surface+top-heavy toddler= disaster.



Although there is speculation that it wasn't an accident. The way the top of the fence was angled the boy should have fallen backwards, not forwards.




People need to take some accountability for their actions and not blame a pack of animals that were only doing what they are meant to do.

thisunrest India 10368 posts
Nov 9th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" Why should they make the family feel better? If they want to make the family feel better charge the mom for involuntary manslaughter and felony injury to a child as well as child endangerment."</blockquote>




This!



A lot of times when a parent's negligence kills their child, you hear people saying "Oh, don't hold them legally accountable, they've suffered enough," or something to that extent. BUT, if the kid was with any other adult that does the same thing, people WANT them to be charged!



Why should an aunt, babysitter or teacher be held to a higher standard than a child's own parent?!

thisunrest India 10368 posts
Nov 9th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" Yeah. I believe 4 dogs ran away immediately, 2 of them were being stubborn but eventually let go but there was one dog who was extra aggressive and needed to be shot."</blockquote>




That one was probably the dominant member of the pack and still just doing what his nature dictated.



It makes me sick that an endangered animal died for some stupid human's foolishness.

thisunrest India 10368 posts
Nov 9th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" Yeah. I believe 4 dogs ran away immediately, 2 of them were being stubborn but eventually let go but there was one dog who was extra aggressive and needed to be shot."</blockquote>




See above. The dog wasn't acting crazy, he was the pack leader and if I recall correctly, the most dominant members eat their share of the kill first. It's no wonder he wasn't going to back down, his nature wouldn't have it.

thisunrest India 10368 posts
Nov 9th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting BryarWoods:</b>" I think this should be a wake up to all zoos. Every exhibit needs to be stupid proof. There needs to ... [snip!] ... fences in place to where no one could get into any enclosure even if they were trying to do so. Poor kid, how sad :("</blockquote>




Believe me. NOTHING is stupid-proof. It shouldn't be the zoo's responsibility to police the parents. If you act like an idiot like this woman did you deserve to get eaten. Unfortunately her child and one dog paid the price for her.

thisunrest India 10368 posts
Nov 9th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Ice Princess~:</b>" That's what I'm thinking. If enough people jumped in, they would have darted or at least had a challenge."</blockquote>



Probably not. These are apex predators that can take down beasts three times their size. Their jaws can crush bones. There's no way a large pack would be intimidated by a person.in general.



Although since all but the leader did back down when the zoo-keepers came, there could have been a chance .



But that's on the mom and dad who did nothing.

thisunrest India 10368 posts
Nov 9th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tara - Anya's mommy:</b>" I read that these dogs are anywhere from 37-80 lbs, and even one adult, could probably be kicking the ... [snip!] ... like a b***h to be attacked by these dogs, but an adult would most likely survive an attack, depending on how long it lasted."</blockquote>




No. No, an adult would NOT survive. These are not like pets that play too rough. I really thing the name "dogs" is misleading. These guys are more like the canine version of a hyena.

thisunrest India 10368 posts
Nov 9th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Derpy Hooves:</b>" They should really change that exhibit out. Not kill the dogs. Relocate them where they won't be recognizable ... [snip!] ... be respectful of the deceased. Stupid morbid rubber neckers won't visit the Pittsburgh Zoo looking for the dogs that did it."</blockquote>




People shouldn't lose the opportunity to view these animals just because someone got killed. As horrible as that was, the dogs are part of a special breeding program and no other zoo might be equipped to carry that on.



Plus it would be distressing for them. They've already lost a pack-member, that's hard enough.

thisunrest India 10368 posts
Nov 9th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting S&T+1:</b>" They need out cut out that exhibit all together. The dogs already got out of it earlier this year. It's obviously causing too many problems."</blockquote>




I read about that. Luckily no one was hurt and the zoo rectified that issue.

thisunrest India 10368 posts
Nov 9th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ma ♥:</b>" Way to overreact :? I'm sure the mother feels like shit already. It's not like she did it on purpose. ... [snip!] ... I can see it happening to MANY people. I go to the zoo alot, & I often see parents holding their kids up on the railing."</blockquote>




And they're ALL either really stupid, or just workIng up the nerve to let go;-)

thisunrest India 10368 posts
Nov 9th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Gemma Teller Morrow:</b>" I wouldn't it wasn't her child so yes I would expect her to pay for her crime. The woman we are talking about lost HER child. No reason to charge her for an accident."</blockquote>




Yeah, she LOST her child. Just like Casey Anthony.

ma ♥ 1 child; California 63053 posts
Nov 9th '12
Quoting thisunrest:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ma ♥:</b>" Way to overreact :? I'm sure the mother feels ... [snip!] ... kids up on the railing."</blockquote> And they're ALL either really stupid, or just workIng up the nerve to let go;-)"


Oh come on. You act like this mother purposely let go of her child so he'd fall & get mauled by the dogs.



Quit acting so mighty & realize that accidents DO happen. Yes, this is a rather large accident, but that doesn't mean she did it on purpose.

user banned Indiana 33802 posts
Nov 9th '12
Quoting ma ♥:" Oh come on. You act like this mother purposely let go of her child so he'd fall & get mauled by ... [snip!] ... & realize that accidents DO happen. Yes, this is a rather large accident, but that doesn't mean she did it on purpose."


I think the big thing is is that its being said that she put him up there and turned around.



Like I said before....I think she should be charged. f**k I was charged for something I didnt do and wasnt even around when it happened to my son. Think thats fair? f**k no it isnt.