First, Travis the chimp turns psycho and nearly mauls a woman to death in Connecticut. Then Tilikum the killer whale goes berserk and kills a trainer at Sea World. I don’t mind telling you, I’m a little scared. The entire animal kingdom seems to be out to get us. I swear my cat gave me a look this morning. I think I’m safe because so far it’s just the smart animals that are attacking, and my cat ain’t that bright, but I will be locking the bedroom door tonight.
Seriously, it’s tragic what happened at Sea World, but the media is acting like it’s a trend. It’s as if there’s been a string of killer whale related deaths this week. I half expect to die at the flipper of a killer whale the next time I get too close to my pond in my backyard.
If I hear “What people need to understand is that these are wild animals” one more time, I’m going to vomit. I get it. It seems that the only people who don’t fully grasp the “wild” concept are the people who put these wild animals in captivity and force them to perform tricks in an unnatural environment. If they’re wild, maybe we should… you know, but them back in the wild.
I’ve gotta’ go. A squirrel outside my window just flipped me off.