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<a href="http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/13052007/3/canada-pet-tiger-b-c-mauling-death-euthanized.html" target="_blank">http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/13052007/...uthanized.html</a><br><br>
This makes me so angry. Tigers are not meant to be stuck in little cages. It was reported that the lady was wearing a dress and she was standing outside of the tiger cage. Her dress started moving from the wind and the tiger started playing with her dress but then clawed her leg and severed an artery. The SPCA had been trying to seize the tigers for a couple of years because they were kept in undesirable environments (12 foot cage for TWO tigers).<br><br>
Here is a previous link<br><a href="http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=de26e9cd-7c50-4d05-8a38-8064c2a4699d&k=34982" target="_blank">http://www.canada.com/victoriatimesc...a4699d&k=34982</a><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">"She had a dress on and she was standing there and he was playing with the dress and grabbed her legs. She was standing outside the cage and talking to Gangus, who swatted her legs."</td>
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The couple got a lion cub for christmas. There are no provincial laws in BC to limit the owning of wild animals. I could buy one tomorrow if I wanted and I would also not have to conform to any specific housing safety requirements. Some municipalities and cities have laws but that is probably why they moved to 100 mile House - to find a jurisdiction that would not limit them. I feel very sad about the tiger being euthanized too but what kind of life would it be living in a chainlink fence the size of my daughter's bedroom (considered in our adoption to be a SMALL room for 1 child)? Hopefully legislation will follow this incident. It is sad that it takes the death of a 32 year old mother, killed in front of her 2 young children to wake people up to the situation of wild animals kept in captivity.
 

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I live just outside of 100 Mile House. I had met that lady and I've seen those tigers. I just can't stop thinking about what happened. It's so awful that 3 children watched her die. I agree, that guy never should've had those animals in the first place, and the tiger certainly shouldn't have been killed. So sad.
 

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Thats very sad for the woman and her family.<br>
Its obvious that this is all the fault of peoples' actions, though, not the tiger<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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