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Sympathy For Gunned Down Animals

A stuffed animal with a sympathy card attached hangs from the locked gate at the Muskingum County Animal Farm Thursday in Zanesville, Ohio. The owner of a U.S. exotic animal farm who released dozens of tigers, lions and others beasts from their cages in a final act shot himself to death and then was bitten by one of his own animals, a sheriff said Thursday. An autopsy showed Terry Thompson had a bite wound on his head that appeared to have come from a large cat, such as a Bengal tiger, Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz told a news conference. (AP Photo/Mike Munden)

Question: Hollywood stars and animal rights activists were incensed re: the way police gunned down the exotic animals, some of which were rare, in a successful effort to protect residents. Do you agree/disagree that the animals had to be destroyed?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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