They lighted a bonfire Tuesday on Ocean Beach for Tatiana the tiger, an animal who created one tragedy and whose death was another one.
“That animal got a raw deal at our hands,” he said. “Tatiana was being a tiger. We humans are the ones that make the choices. The tigers don’t.”
You know, he’s right in that the tiger didn’t do anything inherently wrong, a predator is a predator and will behave, well, like a predator. And I’m fine with tigers being tigers.
What I don’t get is people feeling sorry for that tiger when we decided that it was a threat. Because just as the tiger was being a tiger, the police had just as much (if not more) of a right to be alive, and defend themselves from a large predatory animal with claws. So they did the logical thing and protected the general populace. Holding a vigil for an animal that was a threat to humans is stupid.