Beware alligator, do not enter water
Update: The boy’s body has been found intact.
In a statement, Disney chairman Bob Iger said his heart goes out to the family, and his “thoughts and prayers are with them”.
Updated on June 17
Air tenang jangan disangka tiada buaya.
It was unfortunate that signs planted in Seven Seas Lagoon in the Orlando Disney hotel only said “No Swimming” and did not explicitly warn of other hidden dangers.
Thus yesterday, a hapless holidaying family from Nebraska lost their two-year-old son to an alligator that snatched the boy who had been wading ankle-deep in the water.
It was the third bad thing to happen in threes in Orlando, Florida. First there was the shooting of singer Christina Grimmie, followed on its heels by the mass shooting in the gay nightclub. And now this.
As a result of the reptile attack, five alligators have been caught by trappers and killed so that postmortems could be conducted to try and recover remnants of the toddler’s body. So far, none of the alligators were discovered to have eaten the child.
More alligators will have to be trapped and killed until the dead child’s remains are found.
God did not make dogs for our dinner
The public at large does not mind so much when scary, scaly alligators are killed. But if it was five dolphins that were being “put to sleep”, there would be a global uproar.
Let’s face it. We have double and triple standards in our outlook on the animal kingdom.
There was worldwide distress recently when a captive silverback gorilla was shot dead in the Cincinnati zoo after a four-year-old boy fell into its enclosure. Some online commenters pointed out that the western lowlands gorilla is a critically endangered specie while mischievous or unwanted children are far too many everywhere.
ABOVE: This little doggie is only playing dead; to see reality of how Yulin Chinese blowtorch captured dogs alive, click HERE (Warning: Graphic photograph)
Equality is not something we practice with regard to animals. While idealists might proclaim that “all men are equal”, we certainly don’t treat all animals equally.
For example, human beings daily slaughter chicken, goat, pig and cow for consumption. But we get very upset when the Chinese eat dogs.
What kind of people
A total of 34 animals – including 21 dogs, eight puppies, and five cats and kittens – were rescued from “squalid conditions” at a slaughter facility in Yulin, in southern China, the Humane Society International said in a press statement yesterday.
Hannah the Great — Rat Killer Extraordinaire
That’s because rodents are pests and carry diseases. Hence Hannah is even viewed as a heroine for catching Subang Jaya’s super-sized rats.
As you can see from the pictures, Madame Speaker is utterly efficient in her take down of the rodents. This charmingly ruthless streak of the DAP evangelistas must be borne in mind at all times by the ummah.
BELOW: Hannah and her kill; she is flanked by her trusty Tonto, Rajiv
Some animals are more equal than others
Just as we’re neither stirred nor shaken when alligators and rats are culled, neither do we flinch when flies are swatted, mozzies slapped or roaches squished.
These are ‘bad’ animals which are harmful to people. It’s alright if they are exterminated.
BELOW: The Lamb of God leads the massacre
On the other hand, we will surely raise an outcry when cute animals – such as baby seals, emperor penguins and giant pandas – are harmed by humans.
Like I said, we apply different standards to different animals.
BELOW: Roast suckling dog
Nature red in tooth and claw
The Chinese opposition believe it’s a jungle out there. Cina DAP also believe that it’s literally an eat-dog world.
The DAP political animal’s credo is kill or be killed.
BELOW: If only 666 fewer rodents in Jerusubang after a successful Ops Politikus (we wish!)