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Jul
29

The Funniest Little Tragedy

Smug son of a...

Oh happy day.  Another one bites the dust. 

Giant Panda Accidently Gassed in China

By: Megan Gibson (22 hours ago)

 This just might be the saddest news you will hear today—a giant panda, living in China’s Jinan Zoo, died after accidently being gassed with carbon monoxide and chlorine.

 An autopsy released on Tuesday revealed that the 21-year-old panda, Quan Quan, inhaled the gases that were being used to disinfect a nearby former air raid shelter. The toxic gases caused her lungs to collapse and despite attempts to save her, Quan Quan died in the hospital.

 Zoo officials say that the gases had come through ventilation pipes that the zoo shared with the raid shelter. Activists are already pointing to Quan Quan’s death as another indication of how zoos should improve their treatment of animals in captivity.

 ”These pandas are being bred for a life in captivity,” said Kati Loeffler, a veterinary advisor for the International Fund for Animal Welfare. “Why are they being bred? Just so they can circulate through zoos and live next to old air raid shelters?”

 As pandas are on the endangered species list, Quan Quan was reportedly considered a “heroic mother” in China, because she has given birth to seven cubs.

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/07/28/giant-panda-accidently-gassed-in-china/?hpt=T2#ixzz0v4oPUnLe

 

How Delightfully Absurd

I mean just look at that happy bastard.  Makes you want to puke.  Though this panda in particular seemed to have a faint idea that, hey, the species is dying out so maybe I’d better breed.  This photo…it reminds me of something else.

 For every panda that does not shirk its duty to perpetuate the species, 100 choose to gnaw on bamboo and lay around.  As I’ve said before, our efforts to save them will only end up killing them faster.
Let the Panda Bear die.

1 comment

  1. James Long says:

    I love your thoughts on the Panda as a species. I remember reading it before. Interesting point. I also meant a while ago, to comment on your posts involving the raising of children in this country. I don’t know if you’re aware of how Chinese children grow up, but basically, it’s in the manner that you seem to suggest. There’s definitely something to it and I agree with you (not just because I have a subjective distaste for the modern American “womanly” ways of bringing up children, always concerned with their “self esteem”).

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