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The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
A toddler boy visiting the Pittsburgh zoo somehow managed to fall into the wild dog exhibit and be ripped to shreds while his helpless mother watched from above. The horrific tragedy happened on Sunday and within minutes the story was everywhere with many questioning exactly how the little boy fell into the exhibit in the first place.

Toddler Killed by Wild Dogs At Pittsburgh Zoo Exhibit Should Make Us Question Zoos | The Stir
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  • NalliaNallia Posts: 2,979Registered Users
    I heard the mother lifted him up over the plexiglass so he could see and let him stand on the rail.
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Yes. The mother had the kid up on the railings, in a standing position, at the exhibit. Who does dumb crap like that? Those were wild animals, not cute doggies.

    There is a protective net inside, but the kid bounced out of it.
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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    Wow. Horrible
  • itsKelCeeEeeitsKelCeeEee Posts: 1,084Registered Users
    A toddler boy visiting the Pittsburgh zoo somehow managed to fall into the wild dog exhibit and be ripped to shreds while his helpless mother watched from above. The horrific tragedy happened on Sunday and within minutes the story was everywhere with many questioning exactly how the little boy fell into the exhibit in the first place.

    Toddler Killed by Wild Dogs At Pittsburgh Zoo Exhibit Should Make Us Question Zoos | The Stir

    No. We don't need to question zoos. We need to question the parents who decide it's a good idea to lift their children on/over SAFETY railing. It's called SAFETY for a reason. Like, damn, that entire situation could've been avoided and I bet the mother is devastated. Devastated that her toddler's gone and...well, it could've been prevented. It's just sad.
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  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
    According to the Guardian she put the kid on the railing and let go of him, leaving him to balance up there.
  • adorame06adorame06 Posts: 572Registered Users
    Toddler at Pittsburgh Zoo Killed in Painted Dog Exhibit | Video - ABC News This clip shows what the exhibit looks like and what the railings look like. Yes its a tragic thing that happened but the person at fault is not the zoo, but the mother how felt she could place her child in harms way by letting him stand on safety rails. These are wild dogs that acted in a way one would expect a wild animal to act, so you can not fault these wild dogs nor is any zoo officials or law enforcers at fault. I bet she is devastated beyond measure, this is so sad and yet should of been preventable. I read that Apparently she had lifted him up onto the rails at other exhibits also. Who in their right mind would do such a thing?
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  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    SMDH. Not trying to kick her while she's down, but....dang.

    I wish someone would have jumped in there after him.

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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    Eilonwy wrote: »
    According to the Guardian she put the kid on the railing and let go of him, leaving him to balance up there.

    I don't believe that. I just cannot.
  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    medussa wrote: »
    Eilonwy wrote: »
    According to the Guardian she put the kid on the railing and let go of him, leaving him to balance up there.

    I don't believe that. I just cannot.

    I know what you mean. I just don't want to believe that.

    Having said all that, I can't even say a negative thing about the mom. She will never be able to forgive herself for this.
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    Springcurl wrote: »
    medussa wrote: »
    Eilonwy wrote: »
    According to the Guardian she put the kid on the railing and let go of him, leaving him to balance up there.

    I don't believe that. I just cannot.

    I know what you mean. I just don't want to believe that.

    Having said all that, I can't even say a negative thing about the mom. She will never be able to forgive herself for this.

    Same here. It makes me sick to think what she must be feeling.
  • anonymous_22139anonymous_22139 Posts: 659Registered Users
    I had an experience on Friday that makes it very difficult for me to judge anyone harshly again without really good evidence - definitely I won't do it based on hearsay.
  • rileybrileyb Posts: 1,975Registered Users
    Yes. The mother had the kid up on the railings, in a standing position, at the exhibit. Who does dumb crap like that? Those were wild animals, not cute doggies.

    There is a protective net inside, but the kid bounced out of it.

    Yeah, I guess the net was to catch things like cameras and small items that people drop. Not to catch anything heavier.

    It's just horrific, I can't imagine what that woman was thinking. Or not thinking. That poor child.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    what a terrible tragedy! i'm sure the mom never thought that would happen but sadly overzealous parents puts kids in harms way so the kids can have more of an experience or whatever. to know he suffered until he died will leave the mother shaken for life. prayers to that family and the witnesses.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    Yeah, it took a few days for the Zoo to determine what killed the kid - the fall or the dog attack. Unfortunately, it was the dog attack. Poor baby... I just hope maybe he was unconscious for it. And the mother had to watch it all happen. If it's determined she was at fault (and I think it has been), I wonder if there'll be any charges against her?
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    I truly hope he died on impact and didn't have to suffer.
  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    medussa wrote: »
    I truly hope he died on impact and didn't have to suffer.

    This ^^^

    Why the eff did she not go in after him??? I would never put my child in harm's way but I'd fight a pack of any kind of dogs to protect my child. Yes, I would. Including jumping however far down he fell to get to him.

    What must she be feeling? Unable to forgive herself is not punishment enough, imo. Child endangerment and manslaughter seem like legal charges that should be brought against her.
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    She'd've died, too.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    medussa wrote: »
    I truly hope he died on impact and didn't have to suffer.

    This ^^^

    Why the eff did she not go in after him??? I would never put my child in harm's way but I'd fight a pack of any kind of dogs to protect my child. Yes, I would. Including jumping however far down he fell to get to him.

    What must she be feeling? Unable to forgive herself is not punishment enough, imo. Child endangerment and manslaughter seem like legal charges that should be brought against her.
    It wasn't the fall that killed him.
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    She'd've died, too.

    Yeah. Sadly, the alternative is not a whole lot better. How does one go on after that? :(
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    pyschologically speaking i wonder if just like the dogs were behaving instinctually was the mom behaving based on human nature knowing she might survive the fall or the attack and that's why she didn't jump down too. some would say it would be instinct to jump down and protect your child but here's a case where that didn't happen.

    i saw a movie with terrence howard, can't remember the name. anyway the guy on the ledge was going to jump. he eventually shared a story with terrence howard that he was in a car accident with an 18 wheeler. his young daughter was in the back seat opposite him (typical carseat spot). when the truck came he turned the car in a way that protected him and the little girl was hit head on by the truck, she died. he struggled that perhaps his instinct to protect self prevented him from turning towards the truck instead which might have killed him and saved the daughter. also, the wife never got over it and they divorced. he was tormented. it was interesting to hear someone verbalize that in a split second they thought to protect self over anyone else, even their own child.
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  • ester80ester80 Posts: 78Registered Users
    A few months ago, I had my daughter (7 mnths then) in my hands and was kneeling in the living room when I knelt on a wood puzzle piece that had a stick on top. The pain on my knee was instead, the first thing I did was drop my little baby. I just let go of her so I could use my hands to support myself on the floor. She landed on her face, this all happened in less then a second. I could NOT believe I did that, I was the mom that thought I would NEVER do such a thing. The thing is that if I would have had more then a second I would have protected my baby, but it was my natural body instinct to protect it self. I still wake up in the middle of the night with extreme guilt. My sweet baby is ok, but my dh is going to make sure she knows when she is older that mommy dropped her on her face.
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    I think sometimes people's body reacts to things even when we dont want them to. i'm not a mom but took care of my niece for 4 years as if she was my own. i am extremely tinklish. if anyone goes near by feet it jerks even if i dont see them coming (freaks them and me right the hell out). my niece at 2 grabbed my foot, my body's reaction was to move my foot and in doing so kicked my niece in the face. while this was happening, the whole time my brain was saying, "oh no foot dont kick her!" I think situation like this our bodies take over to save its self. the mom could had been in shock. I dont really know the case, but she could had tried and other stopped her. maybe it happened so fast she didnt have a chance to react. i have been in situation where time seems to stop. then when it starts up again its over and too late for a reaction that some people may have expect. i dont know why she would put her kid at risk, the barracades are there for a reason, but she will have to live with herself.
  • triple_spiraltriple_spiral Posts: 249Registered Users
    Another horrific story involving a child....I feel sorry for the mother and don't think she needs further punishment, at the same time I do feel the child's death was caused by her decision. I refuse to judge her though.


    I think it is impossible to know for sure whether your instinct is to freeze, or fight, or flee until you are in that situation. The only time I have ever been a position to defend someone/thing else (this in no way compares to the zoo story, obviously) was when my sister and I were walking our small dog, and he was attacked by some kind of retriever-mix. My sister, who is loud and aggressive, froze, while I (usually timid/shy, not very good at defending myself at all) grabbed our dog from the other's mouth and held him above my head, kicked at the big dog, etc. It only lasted a few moments before the owner came out with a broom and started hitting her dog, but both our reactions surprised us.

    Anyway, as someone else said I hope the baby went quickly and is at peace now. I read elsewhere that the whole thing went on for 12 minutes....I wonder if the mother must not have blacked out or gone into shock. We also don't know if she was trying to jump down but was being held back...
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