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The good thing about the story of the American woman killed by a lion — 9 Comments

  1. To be honest …I actually feel very bad for the woman’s family. It’s tragic she was killed (after all she was merely photographing them). Not hunting them. There’s a difference between the two. Sadly, she didn’t heed the warning about keeping windows up at all times. BUT … at least she wasn’t hunting them!!! I have the utmost sympathy for her. The only thing animals…should be shot with..”IS” a camera!!! I actually wish it was a hunter that had been killed and not some poor woman taking pictures. So sad 🙁

    • I totally agree with you. Shame it wasnt a hunter. There are enough of them to feed all the lions in the world for a day or two no doubt. Including, sadly, the king of spain.

  2. My condolences to the family of this young woman. How tragic that her death could have easily been avoided had she followed safety instructions.

    I hope the driver who tried to help her makes a full recovery and doesn’t sustain any lasting injuries.

    I’m so glad to hear the Safari Park are not even considering euthanising the lioness. I share their opinion that people shouldn’t be surprised when wild animals behave like… well, the wild animals they are.

  3. I did have a hard time believing that a person would drive through with the windows down. This isn’t a Disney movie. I’m glad to hear that the lioness will not be put down. I’m surprised the tour guide didn’t say something before.

  4. Poor foolish woman. She paid the price for her complacency with her life.
    My opinion is that, unless you have massive training, you should never underestimate the capabilities of a wild animal and should never let your guard down.

    • Absolutely, yes. She just had the wrong attitude towards lions. She forgot they are potentially very dangerous and was focusing on the photo opportunity.

  5. I saw this also, and was surprised and glad to know that they weren’t going to put the lion down for the stupidity and arrogance of people who don’t realize the reasons for warnings to keep windows up, and stay in their vehicles.

    These incidents are always tragic, and usually preventable.

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