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Wild Cats Should Not be Killed When They Attack People — 9 Comments

  1. I don’t understand how a leopard in a reserve/park would be starving.
    Isn’t it the job of personnel to see that all wild cats are monitored, fed, and healthy?

    • Good point Dee. I guess they leave them to survive on their own until they bite a ranger then they kill them! So crass.

  2. I understand. You have to relate to the subject of the site, and that’s cats. That photo of that guide with the leopard is one of the stupidest things I’ve ever seen humans do.

  3. Michael, I agree. I would have to expand your comment to include ALL wild animals. There’s usually a pretty good reason why an animal attacks, and usually it’s the result of human stupidity or, as in the case of that guide, arrogance. Get too close to a female bear with cubs, she will attack. I’m not saying that people do this deliberately. Out in the wild they might be distracted and they’re not paying attention to their surroundings. Corner an animal, make them feel trapped, and he or she will turn and attack. I’ve seen videos of people here in the states who will get out of their cars so that they can get a photo on their smartphone when they see a wild animal by the roadside! Then they’re shocked and surprised when the animal resents this and attacks.

    You know I’m a cat lover, but I’m also a big fan of coyotes. Humans have demonized that animal, yet the coyote has survived and thrived despite everything we’ve thrown against it. I’ve heard of unprovoked attacks by coyotes here, but I’m not taking those reports at face value. I feel I have to dig deeper, because a lot of times humans lie to cover themselves. I have a friend in the east who emailed me several months back. She said she noticed a change in the coyotes in her area. Before they were timid, would run at the sight and sound of a human, and they were normal sized. She says now the ones she’s seen are larger and they are not afraid of humans. They sound more like coy-dogs, or hybrids. Apparently humans tried to kill off the ‘yotes there and the survivors mated with domestic or feral dogs. If that’s what happened it all comes back to humans interfering when we should have left well enough alone.

    If Kristen Lindsey is ever mauled or killed while bowhunting, I would definitely give that animal a free pass.

    • I would have to expand your comment to include ALL wild animals.

      I’d agree that too. I’d have used that in the title but for the site being about cats 😉

  4. WE in Mumbai(Bombay)ARE THE ONLY CITY IN THE WORLD TO HAVE A WILD LIFE FOREST IN OUR MIDST WITH RESIDENT “BIG CATS”.PLEASE PRESERVE THIS FOREST FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.
    A recent survey taken at the “Sanjay Gandhi National park” revealed a population of 35 leopards!.
    Read the link :-http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31804&articlexml=35-leopards-roam-SGNP-Aarey-and-periphery-finds-01072015002010

  5. Michael, I couldn’t agree with you more. I too am sick of seeing wild animals being killed because idiotic humans have encroached into their territory and taken foolhardy risks. Why wasn’t this guide following safety protocols to keep a safe distance from animals? I guess he thought he “knew” the animals and could predict their behaviour, but was wrong.

    • It drives me mad to read these stories. I only have eyes for the cat! Leave the poor thing alone, is my thought. I am sick of stupid, arrogant humans snuffing out the life of an animal simply because he is behaving normally but has the effrontery to attack a damn human.

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