20 Oct '11, 1am

In one day Ohio police killed the equivalent of 1/4 of the entire wild tiger population in China. via @MatMcDermott

In one day Ohio police killed the equivalent of 1/4 of the entire wild tiger population in China. via @MatMcDermott

According to a report from the Associated Press , the owner of Muskingum County Animal Farm, Terry Thompson, was discovered dead on the farm from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officials believe that prior to committing suicide, Thompson openEd the animals' enclosures, allowing them to escape, perhaps with the intention of creating havoc for his neighbors and police -- and it did: As the hunt dragged on outside of Zanesville, population 25,000, schools closed in the mostly rural area of farms and widely spaced homes 55 miles east of Columbus. Parents were warned to keep children and pets indoors. And flashing signs along highways told motorists, "Caution exotic animals" and "Stay in vehicle." Officers were ordered to kill the animals instead of trying to bring them down with tranquilizers for fear that those hit with darts would escape in the darkness before they dropped ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/48-animals-killed...

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