ZooAmerica bison euthanized at Herhseypark to prevent drowning in flood

Posted Thursday, September 8, 2011 11:11 PM | Contributed by KnoebelsGrandCarousel

Rather than let the animals drown in Tropical Storm Lee's rapidly rising floodwaters, zookeepers at Hersheypark's ZooAmerica shot their two beloved American bison to death - and prompted howls of anger across cyberspace. ZooAmerica said in a statement that "unprecedented flooding" trapped the 2,000-pound animals in their pen Wednesday night, while keepers were able to evacuate other zoo inhabitants.

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Monday, September 12, 2011 2:18 PM

I think that most people either know and don't care how we treat food or wouldn't care if they knew. And I think more people would be up in arms if you told them we couldn't eat dead animals or that the price of dead animals would increase so we could treat them better before making them dead.

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Monday, September 12, 2011 2:19 PM

People are usually more up in arms about how poorly the waitress treats them while they're waiting for their food.

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Monday, September 12, 2011 6:24 PM
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I have switched (mostly) to organic, grass-fed, free-range local beef and I couldn't be happier. I don't eat it all that often, but it's really good when I do.

We have a new burger place near us called The RAIL, that serves only locally raised beef, locally grown produce (when it's in season) and locally produced buns. At the bar, they're big on local beers, as well as smaller beers from around the country. Sure, it costs more to go grab a burger from there, but I'm 100% OK with it because of their food sources.


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Monday, September 12, 2011 8:03 PM
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If the place that Five Guys Burgers gets their beef from makes the cattle watch Metallica and lets Mr Hands have their way with the livestock, I don't care..

Them are some sure tasty burgers....


Just another Mike..

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011 3:07 AM

Jeff said:
If people knew how poorly their food was treated, would they be up in arms about that?

That depends. Does it make the food noticeably less tasty? :)

The fresh organic meat does taste better in my opinion. It's just too expensive to eat on more than a rare occasion.


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Tuesday, September 13, 2011 11:28 AM

CP Chris said:



The fresh organic meat does taste better in my opinion. It's just too expensive to eat on more than a "rare" occasion.

Edited because I spotted a delicious pun.

As you were

Last edited by jonnytips, Tuesday, September 13, 2011 11:28 AM
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011 11:59 AM

^ Well done.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011 12:17 PM
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jonnytips said:

Edited because I spotted a "delicious" pun.

Found another one.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011 1:42 PM

Is it a new rule that all instances of humor (or at least puns) must be set off with "scare quotes" to make sure that the less observant members of the audience can be let in on the joke? Why was I never notified of this?

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011 1:54 PM
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Well, it's easier to see the puns if I keep both eyes open rather than winking. ;)

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011 2:04 PM
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RatherGoodBear said:
^ Well done.

I prefer mine medium.

~Rob

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011 4:00 PM
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HeyIsntThatRob? said:


I prefer mine medium.

~Rob

Medium-rare, please.


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