Thursday, December 27, 2007

Long Live Tatiana: Warrior Tigress of Lion House SfFZoo

I loved you before I knew you
And your coat and eyes of silk
And now the city sold you out
Just like Harvey Milk

Your race was supposed to have vanished
But you've all somehow held true
May the fields for you be green
And the Maharajahs few

16 Comments:

Blogger grace said...

She was so beautiful. Lovely tribute and picture.
Such a tragedy for the circumstances, that she had to die.

3:47 AM  
Blogger par.nordstrom said...

Hi luv , dey could have cooled her down wid a sedative arrow , but chose to kill her ... ? It shouldn´t be allowed to keep ´big cats´or big primates in ordinary zoos , dey get aggressive in cramped space ( like us humans, btw. ) In Sweden , ´big cats´ are allowed to be kept in safari parks only , where dey can roam comparatively free . / Thanks for bittersweet poem / Luv ye , doll / Peter

9:04 AM  
Blogger Anne-Marie said...

Hi Amanda,
I've been here in SF during the whole thing. While I understand that the police had no choice but to kill her given the snafu of circumstances, my conclusion is that it's time to get rid of zoos and replace them with sanctuaries. She was obviously really stressed and angered by something, and there's no reason to be putting animals through these conditions anymore. Hopefully this will be the catalyst for major changes to all zoos in North America.

Happy New Year, my dear.

xx
AM

6:47 PM  
Blogger ginab said...

tough this.

shame there are zoos. I was so happy when the London Zoo called it quits. If only they'd (and you might know, have they by now?) cut the Avery open above the Camden canal.

8:51 PM  
Blogger grace said...

I hope you have seen all the news, it appears, the individuals may have tuanted the beatiful tiger, geez, it should be a learning lesson, regardless who is at fault, don't taunt any animal, it is an animal they will be aggressive.

5:27 AM  
Blogger grace said...

...and yes, these beautiful animals should be left where they live...that may be the true crime.

5:28 AM  
Blogger par.nordstrom said...

Hej där , Blomma !Yes, basically, yer right , all wildlife should be left in its natural habitat. BUT : There are so many species now dat are bein threatened wid total extinction (because of human greed and stupidity ) and then zoos may be the only means of savin dem . But please please please no CAGES ! What most experts advocate is Safari Parks wid vast tracts of land where our friends may roam comparatively ´free´. Expensive ? Sure , but we may well pay thru our noses . If we don´t save our wildlife , humankind is doomed too/ Luv ye, Flower / Pete

8:32 PM  
Blogger grace said...

How are you? Haven't heard from you since the New Year.

I hope you are well. xox

4:47 AM  
Blogger par.nordstrom said...

Darling ... So sorry . After havin lived wid ´Elsa´ , my lion , I thought da deed was done . So stupid ! I want everybody join their forces wid my lover/& hopefully future wife , Amanda/ Pär Nordstrom

5:21 AM  
Blogger grace said...

aww, a hug for your kitty. Those mystery ailments arent fun. But glad she is doing better.

sounds like you are musically busy, fantastic!

5:28 AM  
Blogger Amanda and SuperAmanda said...

Born Free!!!!!!!!!

5:30 AM  
Blogger par.nordstrom said...

Yeah ! I´ll never put a ring on ye , doll! Yeah , fuck dis ISS my woman.
+ tomorrow i´ll preach again...
/Pete

4:29 PM  
Blogger par.nordstrom said...

You are just as beaut my . wonderful Doll / Swede Pete

5:02 PM  
Blogger par.nordstrom said...

No chick EVER said dat to me ?

5:31 PM  
Blogger par.nordstrom said...

Honey have I been stupid ? Again ?
I´m so sorry. But am just a big gorilla/monkey . Like.What can ye expect ?

11:26 PM  
Blogger Amanda and SuperAmanda said...

you are a great guy-never any worries :)

11:45 PM  

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