DUNLAP, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are trying to determine what provoked a lion at an exotic animal park in Central California to attack and maul to death a 24-year-old woman, who had been on the job as an intern there for just a few weeks.
She went into the lions enclosure. She had been warned to stay out of the lions enclosure. The lion, who had never shown any aggression to any other keeper in the four years of its life, turned on her and mauled her to death.
Nasty dirty filthy lion. Kill it. Make it dead. Make it pay for this woman's complete disregard of the rules.
What you will never hear in today's PC news about cases like this:
The woman was most likely going through her monthly and the lion smelled fresh blood. Lions have very good noses and can sniff out the tiniest bit of blood nearby. And the smell of blood makes lions act like the predators they are.
Saying this is definitely not politically correct and will be condemned by women's groups and McRapey rabbits* everywhere, but this kind if incident has happened before - more than once - with the same dismal results.
Lions are kept in cages for a reason. We untrained amateurs - and new interns - are told to stay out of lions cages for a reason. When such cautions are ignored, bad things happen.
Will the next promising new female intern somewhere, hearing of this woman's death, learn anything from it? So far, the track record looks pretty bad.
*find an explanation of this new version of the fluffy little creature at Vox Day.