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If this happened in the US,
April 11, 2000 1:27 PM   Subscribe

If this happened in the US, then the owners of the circus would be guilty of Manslaughter, at the very least, due to their negligence in not feeding the lions.

Of COURSE a starving lion is going to grab a kid; to a lion a human looks like lunch.
posted by Steven Den Beste (12 comments total)

 
Is this the right link? I got "Orthodox monopoly on Jewish practice must be upheld, Israeli court told"...
posted by plinth at 1:29 PM on April 11, 2000


You have to scroll all the way down to find where the orthodox rabbi eats the little ethiopian boy.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 1:44 PM on April 11, 2000


Here's the real story.
posted by jeremy at 2:01 PM on April 11, 2000


Careful, you'll get Jorn posting about Shahak again.
posted by dhartung at 2:38 PM on April 11, 2000


Steven, do you really think this can't happen in the US?
posted by dhartung at 2:42 PM on April 11, 2000


Sorry about the wrong link. (Nando's JScript is strange, and I forgot about that.)

And I didn't say it couldn't happen here; what I said is that the owners of the lions would have been charged with the death of the child here.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 3:36 PM on April 11, 2000


Circus probed after losing bear on I-10. [via obscurestore]
posted by palegirl at 3:39 PM on April 11, 2000


You see, you shouldn't think of it as manslaughter, you should think of it as Man's Laughter.
posted by plinth at 4:43 PM on April 11, 2000


Steven, according to the news tonight, the animal keeper probably will be charged with the Brazilian equivalent of manslaughter.

You're being needlessly provincial.
posted by dhartung at 9:55 PM on April 11, 2000


Those Burzilians... fuckin barbarians, I tell ya.
posted by EngineBeak at 10:01 PM on April 11, 2000


Ah. Indeed, the BBC reports that the lion tamer has been charged with manslaughter, and the zoo management may face safety charges for allowing people so close to the cages.

Whether in America or, well, the Americas, travelling circuses enjoy lax oversight.
posted by dhartung at 10:03 PM on April 11, 2000


Mea culpa.

I confess to provincialism.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 8:14 AM on April 12, 2000


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