Bear Wanders Through Hospital in Virginia - page 3
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. - An adult black bear was shot and killed after it wandered into a hospital, authorities said. The 300-pound male bear was first spotted walking along a street Tuesday night,... Read More
Jun 18, '04Occupation: Community Nurse Joined: May '00; Posts: 2,493; Likes: 93Quote from niallohThey shoot patients and staff members as well?Better the bear then a pt or staff member.
Jun 18, '04Occupation: Community Nurse Joined: May '00; Posts: 2,493; Likes: 93Quote from TexasPoodleMixAre you talking about the incident where a family with a small dog was pulled over by police, and they begged to be allowed to secure their dog, which had gotten loose, without a leash? The officers refused to allow them to do so. Then, one of the officers shot the dog when it approached him, in what he said was a 'threatening manner.' Videotapes of the incident showed the dog was probably just curious and friendly.I understand both sides, believe me , I do. However, I know around here too often "cops" or authorities shoot first and ask questions later when it comes to animals. Perfect example the "patton smoak" incident. I know of several instances where the cops have gone into people's homes (by false alarm, etc), the family dog simply barks, and is shot.
I can give tons more examples (and cite them) but I will refrain. I am NOT a crazy animal rights nut but I do believe certain people get a thrill out of shooting animals.....
I fully agree about certain people being all too ready to go for their guns. :angryfire
Jun 19, '04Occupation: RN Specialty: 8 year(s) of experience in IMCU/Telemetry ; Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 393; Likes: 125Quote from Jay-JayThey shoot patients and staff members as well?
The way some people are with guns, you never know. But I figured it is better to shoot the bear then have a staff member/pt at risk.
Jun 19, '04Occupation: RN Specialty: 8 year(s) of experience in IMCU/Telemetry ; Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 393; Likes: 125Quote from CNM2BGuess I never thought of how they would get it IN the bear!...H*ll...I would throw it at him! LOL!
Jun 20, '04Occupation: RN, MS home health Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 7,472; Likes: 49Another animal pays the prices of surburban sprall................
renerian alias the tree hugger