04 August 2006

Minnesota Family on the Move

Whoever these rubes are, their house really should be the market this week; secrets are not kept forever.
Five Minnesota Zoo meerkats destroyed after a girl was bitten did not have rabies after all, a zoo official said today. The 9-year-old girl, who has not been identified, was bitten Wednesday when she reached her hand into the animals' exhibit.
Stupid zoo; why wouldn't there be any signs that say 'don't pet the animals.' Oh, there were signs? Moving right along . . .

The meerkats -- two mates and their three offspring born this spring -- had been vaccinated for rabies but were killed because the girl's parents didn't want her to have to undergo a series of rabies shots, said zoo collections manager Tony Fisher.
Thank God for that. What could be worse than a 9-year old learning that there are sometimes unpleasant consequences for ignoring the signs?

The girl had climbed atop 3 feet of rock work and reached over a 4-foot glass barrier Wednesday afternoon when she was bitten. The entire family of meerkats was destroyed because it is unknown which one bit the girl, Fisher said.
The least, and I mean the VERY least, these crappy humans could do is offer to pay the zoo for the replacement of the meerkat family. When I am governor, all zoo visitors will sign a waiver that allows zoo officials to tackle and forcibly vaccinate for rabies on the spot anyone (of any age) who breaches a barrier and makes contact with the animals.

Really, for your own good, and for the good of your precious, insulated, illiterate daughter, leave town.



flamer said...

I think I was bitten by someone in that little girl's family... but I'm not sure which one.

Ranger Bob said...

Is this infuriating, or what?

The parents teach their daughter that she does not have to face the consequences of her misbehavior.

By concealing their names, the authorities ensure that the parents will not have to face the consequences of their decision.

Just swell.