Hi Everyone, FRANKIE'S MOM HERE....
For those of you NOT in the U.S.... this will come as a total surprise... for Frankie's U.S. friends... It has been on ALL the Major Networks..
Less than 18 miles from our house... a man had an Exotic Animal "FARM". Late Yesterday.. he turned approx. 50 animals Loose and then committed suicide.
THIS is Very Hard for all of us... who are total ANIMAL LOVERS.. to even imagine. The most difficult part is.. all but One Grizzly Bear (NOT NATIVE to OHIO) had to be Killed. These were NOT PETS... and they had NOTHING preventing them from free range.
Our area is very HILLY and we have both FARM and heavy Woodland. This was a catastrophe in the making. No one wanted to have these poor innocent animals killed... but REASON must prevail.. There COULD have been HUMAN Lives lost... were the animals NOT dealt with QUICKLY.
I have actually met this man. He was very nice to deal with... However... he has had some "Issues" in the past few years. He was a two time Decorated Viet Nam Veteran. He Used to be VERY civic minded. Those things do NOT excuse what he did though.
I will tell you that my husband and I have both hunted.. less than 10 miles from where this all went down... it is wild RUGGED country. Those animals could have found cover and evaded capture... yet gotten very close to children who would be waiting for school buses.. IN the Early morning DARK. This had the potential for creating Serious Danger for people in this area. THAT is why I am saying to you... PLEASE do NOT condemn those who were in charge. They simply HAD to put humans before the animals.
I know that I would not want to walk out into my yard and be confronted by a full grown LION or TIGER.
Frankie wants me to tell you that we are having strong storms in our area and will have for another day.. and then we are going to the PUMPKIN SHOW on Friday... he misses all of his friends and will TRY to get to talk with you on Saturday or Sunday.
THANK you for being so nice to my darling boy. Sincerely, Frankie's PROUD MOM.