Post Reply Human beings kill a beautiful animal yet again, Rio 2016 is off to a great start
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Posted 6/23/16
So, Brasil, in all their pride decided that they couldn't just have an olympic torch, the presence of their finest military officers, or diplomats at a torch ceremony. No, they needed to add more to it and what could possibly be better than an threatened species of cat called a Jaguar?

Oh how wonderful it is to use an animal as a prop until it gets inconvenient for us humans.


After Juma broke free from her confinement, a team of military members and veterinarians worked to recapture the jaguar.
Despite being shot with a tranquilizer dart, the animal lunged at a soldier and, in an attempt to protect the soldier and the rest of the treatment team, the animal was killed with one pistol shot.


http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/21/americas/brazil-jaguar-shot-dead/index.html

I'm disgusted yet again when animals are used like this, and then disposed of like garbage when it becomes too inconvenient to deal with the realities of nature.
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I'll agree that it was a bad idea to have a jaguar present and that this was an avoidable problem in the broader scheme, but I'll also say that given the circumstances I'd have done exactly the same thing: attempt to resolve the situation by non-lethal means at first and then, if necessary, employ lethal force.
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Posted 6/23/16 , edited 6/23/16
This is like the incident in Cincinnati but much worse and it's magnified because of the scale of the event which is the Olympics. And isn't the Jaguar a species on the edge of extinction?
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Posted 6/23/16
Well, it seems like an avoidable situation in the first place...

That said, when humans have to choose a human or an animal, they will pick human. Especially people in the military career, but you'll find that to almost all humans, humans take priority.

I don't even like 'em that much, humans. I prefer animals, but I'd definitely kill an animal if I thought it was going to attack a human in front of me, and I was in a position to stop it. It seems like they exhausted their non lethal methods, but at least they tried them. Tranquilizers are great when they work, but "more tranquilizers" isn't an option in a situation like this.

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The incident with the gorilla was a tragedy...I don't like the fact that something extinct was shot, but I understand why since they had to save that boy...

This sounds like they kept that poor jaguar in captivity and the poor thing probably just got scared of everything. Also, seriously Brazil? Fuck you anyway for the Zika virus, but fuck you for this as well. You couldn't just use a goofy cartoon character like most Olympics do?
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