Can you imagine dangerous tigers and lions roaming around your house roaring in panic? It is not an imaginary fairy tale of Halloween horror stories. It happened just last week near my village, in Ohio country side. People of Zanesville and nearby places got frightened and hid inside their houses until they were assured that the animals were shot dead.
The farm house scene on 19 October,2011
The Muskingum County Animal Farm in Zanesville was strayed with carcasses laid on the ground around the barn. Exotic Animals Law was greatly questioned when the tragedy of these escaped wild animals flashed all over the globe. A certain Ohio man called Terry Thompson got wild, opened the cages of 58 animals at his private property in Zanesville, Ohio, and then suicided himself. The escaped animals included 18 rare Bengal tigers, 17 lions, cougars, wolves, grizzly and black bears. They got panic when they were let out suddenly and began to roam about in search of food and water. They attacked one another. Ohio newspapers reported that Thompson, was found dead killing himself with a bullet shot. Authorities say that he had opened the cage doors and cut the wires on the cages, and then killed himself since he could not control the wild behavior of animals which even began to attack him.
Panic spread everywhere and immediate actions were taken. People remained indoors, classes were cancelled and officials were hunting all over the area. warning every one Sheriff and his team shot nearly 48 animals within hours with their sidearms. Six animals that included a grizzly bear and three leopards were captured alive and taken to the Columbus Zoo.
Is the panic over?
A panic hunting was going on for two days, day and night, till it was announced that the danger is gone. But as long as the Law supporting the sale of exotic animals and private ownership of such wild animals, the danger of attack by wild animals remains alive. US states such as Ohio have no rules regulating the sale and ownership of exotic animals and any one can keep tigers, lions, dangerous snakes or any other such thing at home and threaten people. When can people be free from such wild attacks?