If you haven't been under a rock lately, you may have heard about the escaped tiger in Florida shot by the authorities.
This story stirred up discussion on an exotic cat mailing list I'm on, which brought up the subject of the current trend toward laws which ban ownership of tigers and other exotic cats. If I had a little more ambition or it weren't past my bedtime, I'd re-write it, but for now, I'm just going to post it as I wrote it there.
( The mailing list post, uneditedCollapse )
I'm sure I need to polish my delivery a bit, but that's what I believe. Comments?