This is bad. This makes me mad. It is bad zoo management, bad social care, and stupidity in my opinion. God it pisses me off.
A man aged 20 jumps into or broke into the lion enclosure at Santiago’s Metropolitan Zoo. First thing that pisses me off: how was he allowed to break into this enclosure? This must be due to poor systems.
Then, the took his clothes off and waited to be killed by the lions. It has all the signs of a suicide attempt.
The lions attacked and mauled him. On the orders of the zoo director, Alejandra Montalba, zookeepers shot both the lions dead.
She was following an “established protocol”. She says that the lives or people are important to her. Why should human lives be at risk in her damnable zoo in the first place?
She said the lions had to be shot because there were no fast acting tranquillisers available. Are there fast acting tranquillisers available in better zoos? I can’t find a good answer on the internet but surely there is a better solution to shooting dead two lions just because a deranged man presented himself to them to be killed by them? I have not heard of this sort of outcome at other zoos. There are better protocols.
Can’t zoos do better than this? How much of a failure is this? It is a fail on so many levels. Allowing a person to get amongst lions and then killing the lions to protect a man who wants to die. It seems mad to me.
I’d have preferred an outcome whereby the man died and the lions lived. That would have met the desires of the three participants of this tragedy: the man and the two lions.
This zoo director is no good in my opinion. Poor management.
As for the man: he is still alive but severely injured in hospital. A suicide note was found on him. This man annoys me as well but you can’t blame him if he is mentally ill but you can blame those who are meant to care for him. His actions killed two lions. I am sorry if he is mentally ill but the systems in Chile have let him and the lions down.