On the news today; "A spokesperson for the park said they had never seen anything that indicated that this could happen"
Lets just leave aside for a moment that it is believed that this is the same Tiger that mauled a man last year.
You have a huge powerful creature who is by his very nature a natural born killer. Who by pure instinct hunts MEAT. And you see no indicator that putting some slow moving meat in a cage with this creature could be a problem? I haven't even been to Zion Wildlife gardens and I can see that glaringly obvious 'indicator' from here in Auckland.
Me, I'm recalling that scene in Madagascar you know the one where the lion sees the zebra as nothing more than a juicy raw steak on legs. I know that's a cartoon but you get my gist. And now the planet which has managed to destroy so much with it's gigantic human stupidity and ego problem is down to 119 incredible, amazing, and gorgeous white tigers because one decided to make a meal of a hunk of meat that walked right through his habitat due to the stupidity of 'Zion's' management policy.
I have huge sympathy for the family of Dabu Mncube- nobody deserves to lose a family member and most certainly not when he just at work for the day. But honestly for the park people to say that there were no indicators it's an insult to Mr Mncube's memory and the intelligence of the public, and a very poor cover-our-arse strategy for Zion in the face of the Labour department.
Edited to say: You can learn more here. The comments make for some interesting reading. Thanks Les for once your Kiwiblog obsession is useful to me. :-)
While I am here can I ask does the tradition still exist that in a funeral motor procession the cars have their lights on and dipped and they travel at a slower more respectful speed? I'm not sure it does. And I wonder if perhaps it, and other slower living traditions in our culture, still existed would people like the woman I was traveling behind the other day, still feel that they had the right to go through TWO red lights and put others lives at risk so they could get to STARBUCKS 8 seconds earlier than me. I'm 100% sure there is no coffee emergency that great- and I know Coffee emergencies!
And finally the CD player in the car is broken so I'm listening to Leighton Smith on Newstalk ZB (sad, I know) and he said today in the most serious of tones "Socialists NEVER sleep!" That made me laugh.
I've been quite lax in taking photos for my change project. Part of it weather related, part of it Will related (he's more likely to protest loudly if I leave him in the car on the side of the road while I wander up and down snapping pics) and the other thing is there's always workers there getting on with the job! I have an idea to get permission to go on site to photograph machinery so we can make a 'Trucks, Cranes and Diggers ' type book. They have lots of cool stuff and I for one want to know what it's called. The project is planned to end in 2012 and we generally pass through 2-4 different parts of the site each day so it's going to be apart of our life aspect for most of Will's baby/toddlerhood.
This model was on display at the Airshow day.... This bit is Westgate, our local shopping centre).
This is our bit - the way we will drive to school when it's all done. (From left to right though all three roundabouts and under the motorway.
And here's an Airforce point of view... Can you see our house?? it's across the airfield on the left. :-) ♥
When I did my week in the life album back in November I took a few pictures of us all going to and from school in the 'Mother Trucker'. Since then it's become somewhat of a tradition to take photos in the car when we are in transit (normally at the lights or some other stop). Here's a selection... I need to get one of just Me and Will as that is how we roll most often.
I never did actually get around to posting the photos from our Easter. Kieran was away on the Saturday (at Jakes) and L, M, W and I went to Browns Bay on the way to do some shopping at Albany so we could get Starbucks- as you do! While we were there we met these lovely gents and Merenia was lucky enough to get to feed the birds!
While Will watched on completely fascinated, unsurprisingly.
Kieran came back in time for the Bunny on Sunday and we were surprised to find that he (the bunny) had done something a little different this year... in the past he has snuck around and laid out a hunt while the children are eating breakfast. But I am not sure if it was my lovely 'easter tree' or a change to the schedule this year or maybe because we have a toddler in the house, this year the bunny came while we were all asleep and left the loot under the tree.
The kids got less chocolate this year too... and a couple of books and toys in their place which is cool!
They still seemed pretty happy about it all though.
I took some really cool photos yesterday and just generally had some great thoughts and musing to get down. And I also have some equally cool stuff to share from Friday and my head is practically bursting with a couple of digi scrapbooking LO's that I need to put into pixels but I also started the great scrapbook rearrange and unless I want to have the scrapbook room look like a disater area for the rest of the week I have to get it to the next stage NOW! I really should have thought before I acted I was really after a long sweet day of scrapbooking today as I haven't had one in forever! So anyway I am hoping to have I will have another post at the end of today and in the meantime I will leave you with this awesome chalk board art from Kevin at Starbucks in Browns Bay that I have been meaning to share since Easter. They have these really cool fluid chalk pens that I have been coveting for ages.