October 19th, 2011
06:19 PM ET

AC360 Poll: Wild animals in captivity

At 8 p.m. ET Anderson talks to Jack Hanna and the Muskingum County Sheriff about the wild animals released in Ohio today.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Lili Kmecza

    I believe that wild animals are just that. Wild animals should be left to the experts to handle, after all they are the ones trained. I read an article that said the animals had escaped before, but, sadly this time there was a tragic end to it.

    October 19, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
  2. Jessica Silverman

    I keep hearing that there was a giraffe and orangutans among the animals in Ohio. No one has mentioned what happened to them Were they killed also?

    October 19, 2011 at 8:54 pm |
  3. Debbie

    I just saw the news and this is just horrible. What is this country becoming? This is like the wild west again. Have wild animals in the street, get your guns and have a shooting spree? There is another way of handling this, not killing these animals! Get tranquilizers quickly or try to guide the animals somewhere else, but no, let's just shoot them because it's easier. Why is it so fun to have guns and go on shooting people or animals? I don't understand the mentality of pwning a gun and kill an animals. Shame on these people. These killings have broken my heart.

    October 19, 2011 at 8:52 pm |
  4. Tony

    what i normally appreciate about your program is that you include the opinions of both sides. i have been a professional hunter for over 25 years. i have personally killed over 300 mountain lions in Texas since 1990. Only interviewing guys like Jack Hanna who talk about animals from one perspective doesn't tell the whole story. i would encourage you to include individuals such as myself who own over 15,000 acres in Texas and whom have personally seen the devastation that certain species can cause if left un-managed. What people need to understand when dealing with the tragedy that took place today is that for every bad story of irresponsible behavior their are dozens of success stories that tell the opposite. Stories of passionate private animal caretakers that harbor proper equipment and fascilities that do an incredible job with the animals they raise. And although i have had to manage and control the most elusive native creature in North America for over 25 years, there still exist a balance and respect for what the private sector has a current right to do. Without question we can cite annual govenment policy interventions to try and make ONE wrong a right through what many believe laws can provide, but never underestimate what the people in the trenches and on the ground know and understand about the environment they live in. Anderson, i would strongly request that you someday make room for people like me to tell the other side of the story about the balance that must exist between all speciies and humans and how must not REACT to situations because of an unfortunate isolated event..........thats what poloticians do!!!!

    October 19, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
  5. Clara

    I am absolutely appalled that all of those animals were killed. I hope that there will be a major inquiry to investigate those who made this unfortunate and bad decision to kill these animals.

    October 19, 2011 at 8:25 pm |
  6. Nina

    Humans just never seem to learn that wild animals are exactly that... "wild" and do not belong in captivity!

    October 19, 2011 at 8:03 pm |