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❥New Beginnings Due September 2; TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; California 16189 posts
8th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting That-Girl:</b>" Certainly, she fucked up. But we all fuck up at some point."</blockquote>




Not this bad.



I agree with Amy thiswas more than just a stupid mistake

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75043 posts
status 8th Nov '12

Why would they even make an observation area without mesh? To get a "closer" look? :? So people can lean out? That is just asking for an accident like this. The mom obviously should have never put her child up there but there shouldn't have been an opportunity to do so with an animal like that imo. I think this is the most horrific thing I've ever read :(

❥New Beginnings Due September 2; TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; California 16189 posts
8th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Δ ☮ ∂:</b>" Why would they even make an observation area without mesh? To get a "closer" look? :? So people can lean ... [snip!] ... have been an opportunity to do so with an animal like that imo. I think this is the most horrific thing I've ever read :("</blockquote>



Ice gone to many zoos and most of the exhibits are open exhibit. Allot of it is for pic ops, who wants a net in their picture.
Why didn't the mom put him standing on the side with a net?
I seriously can't see past the stupidity.there is glass he can see though at the bottom. Why would you not hold your two year old. And why if you choose to stand him up would you choose to stand him where there is not meeting. I don't think the zoo should hold any blame at all personally.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75043 posts
status 8th Nov '12
Quoting ❥New Beginnings:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Δ ☮ ∂:</b>" Why would they even make an observation ... [snip!] ... him up would you choose to stand him where there is not meeting. I don't think the zoo should hold any blame at all personally."

Obviously it was stupid, I wouldn't have let my LO anywhere near that opening. I just don't understand the point of the opening but I've never been there so I'm trying to rationalize something I've never seen. I've been trying to look up pictures but I can't find a good one.

❥New Beginnings Due September 2; TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; California 16189 posts
8th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Δ ☮ ∂:</b>" Obviously it was stupid, I wouldn't have let my LO anywhere near that opening. I just don't understand ... [snip!] ... so I'm trying to rationalize something I've never seen. I've been trying to look up pictures but I can't find a good one. "</blockquote>




Like I said I thinkthe only real reason for it is to get good photos.



Also maybe they feed the dogs from there??

EskimoKiss TTC since Apr 2014; 1 child; Texas 11221 posts
8th Nov '12

Why didn't she go in after him?! I know its a 14ft drop but I would jump it would hurt less than hearing your child's blood shuddering 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.

user banned Indiana 33802 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting That-Girl:" Seriously, everybody is being super harsh with the mom. We have all done stupid things with our kids that we one day say "Thank God that turned out alright." This time it didn;t and that is a tragedy."


Yeah and you know what...when something happened to my son because of something I didnt even do, but because of someone I left him with....I GOT CHARGED! Yes. I got charged for something I didnt do, but because I left him with someone that did something to him.
Bitch should fucking be charged..

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49343 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting That-Girl:" Seriously, everybody is being super harsh with the mom. We have all done stupid things with our kids that we one day say "Thank God that turned out alright." This time it didn;t and that is a tragedy."


No actually, I haven't done anything stupid like her. The worst mine has done is roll off the couch. Once. There's a difference in something "not so smart" and DEADLY.

ღ Diana ღ Michigan 15726 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting That-Girl:" Seriously, everybody is being super harsh with the mom. We have all done stupid things with our kids that we one day say "Thank God that turned out alright." This time it didn;t and that is a tragedy."


Yes I have done stupid things with my children but putting my child up on a railing would not be one of them. Perhaps it's my fear of falling, I just wouldn't do something like that. Children are wobbly (some adults too). I'm a cautious person and always think the worse is going to happen.

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 27572 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting Patti.:" Yeah and you know what...when something happened to my son because of something I didnt even do, but ... [snip!] ... for something I didnt do, but because I left him with someone that did something to him. Bitch should fucking be charged.."


Wow, how horrible for you :(

user banned Indiana 33802 posts
8th Nov '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
8th Nov '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 10364 posts
9th Nov '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 bitch 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 10364 posts
9th Nov '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 10364 posts
9th Nov '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.