09 December 2006

Bringing a Cougar to a Kid's Birthday Party

The handler is charged for the maiming which followed. Should the parents be charged as well? Would you bring a wild predator to your kid's birthday?

1 comment:

Windypundit said...

It sure sounds stupid, but then I got to thinking...

People have horses at children's parties, right? Yet a frightened horse could easily kill a 4-year-old child. Or how about dogs? They'd be predators in the wild, and a lot of breeds are heavier than that 62-pound couger. Yet people get dogs for their kids all the time.

It's a matter of the animal's training, temperment, and socialization. I probably would have taken the handler's word that the couger was safe. I mean, he knows the animal, right?