A female zoo employee is dead after being mauled by a Malayan tiger at the Palm Beach Zoo in Florida.
BREAKING: Tiger mauls zookeeper to death at Palm Beach Zoo. https://t.co/3z2iZbrOmX
— PETA (@peta) April 15, 2016
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) April 15, 2016
Today’s incident is only the latest in a long list of fatal maulings around the world, and that list will continue to grow as long as tigers and other exotic animals are locked in cages and compounds for human amusement. In nature, tigers have home ranges of hundreds of miles, so it’s no wonder that confining them to small spaces causes them to lash out in frustration, stress, anxiety, and agitation because they’re denied their freedom and the ability to behave normally in every way—including choosing their mates, raising their young, and seeking privacy from prying eyes.
A trainer was attacked and killed at the Palm Beach Zoo today our prayers go out to the family of Today’s tragedy pic.twitter.com/DSO6TjFAAX
— Johann Hoffend (@Chopper5WPTV) April 15, 2016
PETA sends our condolences to the zookeeper’s family and hopes that this incident will save human lives in the future by making zoos everywhere reconsider the confinement of big cats and other wildlife.