“My sympathies are with the family at this sad time. However I can not go against my views, that wild animals be caged & used as entertainment for humans. It only becomes a matter of time before a tragedy on either side can happen. Tigers or any other animal do not belong in circuses. No animal should be forced to perform unnatural & repetitive tricks that are harmful to the animals health. It has been well documented that animals in circuses are taught through fear, it is this fear that makes the animals perform, not because they either like or want to.”
” No wild tiger would jump through fire, just as no wild elephant would stand on its head or hind legs. It has also been proven that many animals suffer stress, depression & show signs of psychosis; i.e. repetitive bobbing or pacing back & forth. These powerful creatures belong in the wild not behind a cage, or performing in a circus ring; I think the days of the traditional circus with wild animals will come to an end very soon!”
- U.S. citizen Alexander Crispin circled two tigers during his act
- One of the animals then lunged towards him and pulled him down
- The 35-year-old was bitten on the neck before dying in hospital
- Video of the attack in Sonora state was posted on YouTube
A tiger killed its trainer during a circus performance in northern Mexico, it emerged today. 6/02/2013
Footage posted on YouTube purportedly shows the trainer, American Alexander Crispin circling two tigers during his act for Circo Suarez in Sonora state.
One of the animals then lunges towards the 35-year-old and pulls him to the ground
Mexican news agency Notimex reported Mr Crispin suffered neck injuries from bites and scratches on Saturday.
He was taken by ambulance to the Red Cross hospital Huatabampo, Sonora where he died while receiving medical care, as a result of hypovolemic shock
The video shows spectators fleeing the circus tent as two workers beat the tiger to free Mr Crispin, who was pinned to the ground.
It is presumed that the Bengal Tiger was killed by one of the companions of the trainer during the struggle to try to save the trainer’s life.
The owner of Circo Suarez was yesterday called to testify at the Public Ministry in the town of Etchojoa, where the attack occurred.
Valente Malon, who local media says is the owner of the circus currently set up in the town’s Plaza Indigena, was summoned by officials.
In the wild, Bengal tigers live alone and aggressively scent-mark large territories to keep their rivals away – but rarely attack humans. “Only when they are fed up performing the same routine acts night after night”
The most famous of these occurred in October 2003 when Roy Horn, of the famous Siegfried & Roy Las Vegas show, was attacked by a seven-year-old white tiger named Montecore during one of the duo’s performances.
Horn was in critical condition for several weeks after he suffered massive blood loss and a stroke, but eventually recovered.
In their natural habitat Bengal tigers are powerful nocturnal hunters that travel many miles to find buffalo, deer, wild pigs, and other large mammals.
The tigers use their distinctive coats as camouflage and lie in wait and creep close enough to attack their victims with a quick spring and a fatal pounce.
A hungry tiger can eat as much as 60lbs in one night, though they usually eat less. Despite their fearsome reputation, most tigers avoid humans however, a few do become dangerous man eaters. “Usually when there is a human animal conflict, humans are encroaching on tiger areas which is having a devastating effect on the tigers pray. They are usually killed after they have taken a villagers goat or cow…but they have to eat!”
These animals are often sick and unable to hunt normally, or live in an area where their traditional prey has vanished. Females give birth to litters of two to six cubs, which they raise with little or no help from the male.
Cubs cannot hunt until they are 18 months old and remain with their mothers for two to three years, when they disperse to find their own territory. “That is if they are lucky enough not to get caught in a trap, poisoned or killed by poachers. Tiger wine is having a massive effect on wild tigers, they stand no chance above the human ways of killing”
News Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2273756/Bengal-tiger-kills-trainer-Alexander-Crispin-live-circus-performance-Mexico.html#ixzz2KdOcQ3wa
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