Yeah. I don't think Tim used a wiffle bat. I do think that a lot of this is hysteria over a guy who is eccentric and speaks bluntly and rudely.
It looks like the more recent article the compound is shut down to make the improvements sought by the government. That's a good thing.
The opinion piece by Dodd also confirms what I have understood about Tim caring for many wild animals that are sick or injured. If he had
success where vets failed, I can also understand why he has a dubious opinion about them. But it doesn't matter. If people hate/fear him
that probably isn't going to change.
Glad someone (read Pesty)is exhibiting some clear thinking in this obvious witch hunt. I really thought the dark ages were behind us. Sounds to me like there are many who would like to take Tim out and stone him. Many who believe every word they read when it has been proven time and time again that the press exaggerates to sell and 'ties' mouth off to make names for themselves and get face time in the media to further THEIR agenda.
Unless you YOURSELF have witnessed mistreatment you have no right to judge. As far as those who are making accusations you have to ask...is it a case of getting even or the truth...if truth, present the proof.
The man has been doing this for a long, long time. Wonder why everyone is out to stop him all of a sudden? Animal behavior does not change. Tim, just who's toes did you step on?
Hang in there...they will soon find new and juicy scandals to go after any second and you will become yesterday's news.
As I said in previous posts, anyone who expects these animals, one step out of the jungle, to behave like household pussycats, are just plain stupid and don't belong anywhere near zoos, let alone enjoy this awesome experience.
They probably think they should go to the hospital if their own cat scratches them.
Don't try and take a man's love and livelihood away from him because of your own misunderstanding of the ways of wild creatures and the way they need to be handled.
I hope those of you who think he should be shut down are aware that if he is probably every animal he has will be killed...not euthanized....killed, shot....not relocated....killed, shot, just like those poor creatures turned loose by the man who killed himself. Innocent , helpless animals that could have been caught and taken to sanctuary, shot by blood thirsty men. Killed, shot...not euthanized, for no reason, innocent, helpless animals.
Edited by jiyabird, 23 November 2014 - 08:10 AM.