|Some of Mr. Thompson's lions|
9. Elk10. Dinosaurs
13. Poisonous snakes
|Mr. Thompson's bear|
|Mr. Thompson's lions|
Then Mr. Thompson got arrested for having a whole lot of automatic weapons without the proper registration. So he had to go to prison for a year. When he got out of jail, he and his wife were in debt for at least $68,000 in taxes that they hadn't paid, which likely made him feel depressed. No one knew how he even got enough money to take care of the animals anyway.
The police rushed right over to Mr. Thompson's house, and they would have liked to save the animals, but there were tigers and grizzlies coming right at them, so they ended up shooting the animals. Some veterinarians with tranquilizer dart guns came from the Columbus Zoo, but it was almost dark by the time they got there, and it was raining. So it would have been pretty risky to try to tranquilize the animals, since they could have got away before the tranquilizer made them sleepy.
|One of Mr. Thompson's leopards|
that was captured
|A very sad slaughter|
|A Thompson bear that was captured |
and sent to the zoo
Anyway, it seems to me like all of these problems could be avoided by making laws that say you can't have exotic pets. If you want a nice pet, you can just go to your local shelter and adopt a dog or cat. Or if you want something bigger, you can get a goat or a horse. That's what I think everybody should do, and I don't have any more to say about the subject right now.