Just like any morning here in Shanghai, I get up, let the dogs out, feed them then open my computer while Ken makes me a cappuccino with varying foam shapes. Until I’ve had enough caffeine running through my veins, comprehension of any kind should not be expected.
So you can imagine my surprise and utter disbelief when I open the news story on my Google page about the man who kept all the exotic animals, let’s them all loose and then shoots himself. As Jenny would say, “whaaaaaaaaaAAAAAt?!!! I was like, what in Sichuan Province hell is going on here?! And then some caffeine kicked in and I went back to the part about the man shooting himself and realized this wasn’t a Chinese story at all because Chinese people don’t have guns. I know it’s hard for you to believe but when Chinese people want to kill someone they do it the old-fashioned way, they stab them with a knife. And besides, they can’t very well carry a semi-automatic on the back of their bicycle, well, there are some parts of the US where they managed to do that, but back to the this story. What in Ohio State hell is going on over there?! This wasn’t an “animal preserve” this was a wacko with a farm (did you see his picture? they always look like that, right??) who collected exotic animals then caged, starved and mistreated them. Why do we allow the sale of these precious animals?? How many babies have to die from the strangle of a 15 ft. long Python? Can’t we just leave the exotic animals alone in their natural habitats??? And then to top off their life of abuse the Ohio Police just gun them down, well except for the ones still lurking in the neighborhood, good luck with that. Geezuz people.
A Happier Animal Picture