Zoo Wars -BUT WAIT…I missed one…

Still HSUS has to get a word in…The question was asked -What are your credentials Cynthia Armstrong, about her background in animal husbandry on her HSUS FB page and the question goes unanswered-HA!

Why give this woman with NO EXPERTISE in zoological behaviors, animal husbandry or what any proper protocol would be, any media interview or to even consider her so called opinion and concerns to carry any validly!?! It’s just more HSUS rhetoric to end all animal usage including to stop the breeding of ALL animals (Even Rover-they don’t grow on trees-HELLO!!!) It’s complete BULLSHIT!!! -Another Animal Rights Extremist/Terrorist doing what she’s PAID to do…

Just why does the media continually give people whose only credentials is their Not For Profit 501-C-3 status where they use taxpayer based funds of law enforcement and the judicial system?!? Push their views on the legislators to change laws that are already established for the welfare of animals. And they even admit to it…

Ever see the picture of Wayne Pacelle holding a house cat?!? Hilarious!!!

http://kfor.com/2013/10/06/wynnewood-zoo-worker-to-undergo-surgery-monday-after-tiger-bite/

[Bloggers note: video and the 911 call at the link. Glad they had the courtesy to show where the park is-or is that supposed to be some sort of ‘thing’ about where it happened-either way, it does show where the park is and NOT closed people, so go!!! Wonder if Joe should post a sign “Happened Here”…well Halloween is just around the corner so could post a sign or two around the park…”No, I think it was here”…”Or was it here-I forget”…

from CNN to the Today Show the media must of had nothing else to report…gezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz So now what…will the attacks on this park and the owner of the animals finally come to a halt?!? -One can only hope!!!

Love the one on HSUS -Oklahoma FB page thou…an Article now posted about discarded cubs…what discarded cubs?!? Looks to me like Joe sure has a lot of full grown cubs…

“If these animals are discarded then WHY are there so many at GW Exotic Animal Park?!? LOL!!! The animals in residence at the park are totally healthy, living the good life and they are properly cared for. What’s the beef?!? Wait there is no beef?!?
So what are your credentials Cynthia Armstrong to pass judgment of the park or Joe?!? Or anyone else with animals for that matter…just as I thought and what the rest of us thought…You my dear have no credentials!!!

Being a paid and bought Animal Rights Extremist/Terrorist by HSUS isn’t saying much these days or ever did for that matter. No one is actually buying it anymore even IF you had any credentials…oh, just the media for the extra hype…doesn’t actually say much now does it!!!”]

NEW: 911 call released on tiger attack at GW Exotic Animal Park

UPDATE: Authorities released the 911 call from GW Exotic Animal Park after one of it’s employees was attacked by a tiger they were caring for. Below you can listen to that 911 call:

UPDATE: – The owner of the tiger, Joe Schreibvogel held a press conference and says the victim of the tiger attack is in good spirits; laughing and joking. The victim, Kelci Saffery, admits that she broke protocol by sticking her hand through the cage instead of using the stick provided for her.

The tiger let go and pushed her hand back through the cage. She says the tiger was not aggressive towards her and she hopes for a quick recovery so she can return to work with her tigers.

Saffery says the tiger bit her on the fingers of her glove and pulled her arm into the cage. As the tiger reached for her coat, both front paws did 90 percent of the damage.

She went on to say that at no time did the tiger growl or show any aggression during any part of the incident. She believes the tiger thought the glove and the coat were toys.

Doctors say she will be in the hospital 10 to 15 days and that they had to remove a small area of the tip of her ring finger.

The tiger was tranquilized and moved to another area of the park “off-exhibit” and will most likely remain there for the rest of his life.

Saffery’s statement read:

I Kelci Saffery release this statement to the press on October 5th. I broke protocol and stuck my hand in a cat cage instead of using the stick provided. The cat let go and pushed my arm back through the cage. This tiger was not aggressive towards me. I hope for a healthy recovery so I can return to work everyday with my tigers.

-Kelci Saffery

Joe Schreibvogel said Saffery was one of his top employees.

“She was probably one of the best people I’ve ever worked with. Most dedicated. You had to force her to take a day off,” Schreibvogel says.

He said they follow strict protocol. Critics, like Cynthia Armstrong from the Humane Society disagreed. She said her group did an undercover investigation in 2011.

“Our investigator found there were numerous incidents of employees inappropriately interacting with and being injured by the animals at the park.”

[Her investigation?!? She has no credentials…just a paid employee of HSUS-nothing more folks!!! That’s some expert-NOT!!!]

Tiger tiger bite GW animal park

WYNNEWOOD, Okla. – An Oklahoma zoo worker whose arm was bitten by a tiger will underwent surgery Monday morning.

This time, it will be a minor one to clean out all her wounds.

The woman injured was Kelci Saffery originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. She is 27-year-old.

The tiger bite happened Saturday morning around 10:00 at the GW Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood.

The tiger’s owner, Joe Schreibvogel, said the employee stuck her arm through the tiger cage and was unable to get it back out before the tiger got to her.

The employee’s arm was not severed but was badly damaged.

She was flown to OU Medical Center where surgeons were able to repair her arm.

Schreibvogel appeared on The Today Show on NBC Sunday morning.

“I honestly think that the tiger is feeling a little bit of remorse this morning,”  Schreibvogel said. “When you’ve been around these animals as long as I have, they do pout, they do feel emotions.”

Schreibvogel said the employee involved was also feeling remorseful.

“She said it was her fault, that she had stuck her arm in the cage and last night when I talked to her at the hospital, because was able to talk on the phone, all she could do was apologize for letting me down,” he said.

Schreibvogel said he’s often affectionate with the animals through the cages and while he doesn’t know why this employee stuck her arm through the cage, it has been a problem in the past for employees to be drawn in by their affection for the animals.

“It’s more than one occasion that when your back is turned, they try and get away with petting the animals because they obviously love the animals is why they work in a zoo,” Schreibvogel said.

“I’ve seen her arm. She’s able to move all fingers,” Joe Schreibvogel, owner of the tiger at G.W. Zoo, said.

The G.W. Zoo is home to hundreds of misplaced, abused or abandoned animals.

Schreibvogel said the tiger involved, simply known as “Tiger # 7,” will not be put down.

He said the employee will be allowed back, most likely on some sort of probation.

And he said without the quick medical intervention, she might not have that choice to make.

“With the massive bleeding that we dealt with yesterday, I would say if it wasn’t for the quick response of our medical team here at the zoo and the medical people from town with the ambulance and the helicopter, I would say that she’s extremely lucky,” Schreibvogel said.

The USDA will be in charge of investigating this incident, but right now, they’re not operating because of the government shut down.

According to the Humane Society of United States more than 300 dangerous incidents involving big cats have occurred in 44 states since 1990.

“Very serious animal welfare issues at that particular park. They continue to breed,” Cynthia Armstrong, Oklahoma state director for the Humane Society of U.S. said.

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Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinion of others…Stay tuned -B

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~ by topcatsroar on October 10, 2013.

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