Monday, May 23, 2011


Here are a few more pictures from Radar's practice the other day...

Location:Fairground Rd,Woodsfield,United States


Anonymous said...

Came accross this video and thought you might enjoy it. It's
titled Monkey taunts Tigers


Anonymous said...

Ken, since videos like this became so easily available, it makes captive tigers doing leap frog even more pathetic. Those 15th generation animals born in barred boxes have so little resemblance to the nature of the real animal, they can barely be called tigers. Certainly nothing entertaining about it.

Casey McCoy Cainan said...

I think you meant to say "Certainly not entertaining to me"

Or are you of the belief you know what everyone finds entertaining? That's as silly as the Circus industry thinking it KNOWS what everyone finds entertaining. So I am just going to assume you were speaking just for yourself.

How many 15th generation "born in the wilds of India" animals have you been lucky enough to study to make this comparison you are making? Or were you just, as they say, "talking out your ass" about something you think you kinda know something about, but really don't.
Just curious...

Anonymous said...

Casey, the best thing you could do in the next chapter of your life is to use your extensive knowledge and experience of tigers and work to save them...not keep them chained in zoos or for entertainments, which we both know is on the way out.

In 25 years there will be no more animals in circuses, and in 50 no more large mammals in zoos. It's already happening now...Kelly Miller is one of the last of its kind.

Tigers need all the help they can get, and they will greatly benefit when people like you offer your abilities in that direction.

Casey McCoy Cainan said...

You know Anonymous, you may be right about some of that. Honestly though, animals in the wild do very little for me. I enjoy animals, more then I enjoy people usually, but watching them frolic in the wild has never done it for me. I like the science and art of training an animal. It doesn't even have to be a tiger. I get as much pleasure seeing the light come on in a dogs head when it realizes it will get a treat for retrieving a ball, as I do when a tiger figures out it will get a treat for sitting up. As far as there not being animals in circus and zoos. I think you are over on the circus, and under on the zoos. What will decide this is the majority of the public. And I think you are wrong, they still want to see animals in captivity. I actually see people getting more and more fed up with the moral theory that animals are equal beings to humans. I am not talking about circus people, I am talking average Joe wants to be able to take his kids to a rodeo, circus, horse show, or zoo, and not be told it is unethical. I may be wrong, but as it was said many years ago "Time reveals the lie" and I think the American public is seeing that the other side of the moral argument over animals rights and welfare is a bunch of hypocrites, that are doing more to exploit animals then the people they crucify.

On that note. I don't know how my knowledge of tigers would be of any use to save them in the wild? Other then it is obvious that to save animals in the wild, people have to stop breeding. When I was a kid the issue was poaching and hunting. Now it is encroachment. Everyone needs a cause I guess, but that prolly wont be mine. Cause like I said, I enjoy animals in captivity, that are trained. I don't even really enjoy zoos. Just watching an animal do nothing, is really boring to me. I want to see what I can get them to do for me. It is just my nature I guess.

Steve said...

And an honourable nature at that!

Anonymouse, you are obviously concerned about the reduction in the numbers of tigers in the wild. Zillions of dollars are donated by well meaning people each year to halt this reduction. Yet the reduction continues each year, partly due to habitat reduction which we can't logically argue against because feeding humans has to take priority over sheltering animals. However, there are a lot of people in some countries who truly believe that some parts of the tiger's body make good medicine. Those zillions of dollars over the years haven't convinced them otherwise so the tiger population in the wild continues to decline.

Would you agree that the problem could be approached from the other angle and that tigers be bred in farms to supply that demand? Tigers in the wild wouldn't have the same pressure placed on their populations and the farm population of tigers would always be there to replenish the wild stocks if humans ever manage to stop breeding and the world human population explosion slows down a bit.

That way Casey won't have to take time off from the wonderful interaction that he enjoys with his tigers and thousands of people each year will be able to see them working with him and gain a new appreciation for these cats.

What do you reckon? Worth a try?

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