As we've previously mentioned, 50 exotic animals were killed by Ohio police after their owner released them before shooting himself.
This is very upsetting news and we're not the only ones who think so:
Carrie Ann Inaba (of DWTS) tweeted:
"So upset about what happened in OHIO!!! I think they could have tried a little harder to save the animals. It wasn’t their fault."
DJ Samantha Ronson (LiLo's ex) tweeted:
"Did they really have to kill them?"
George Takei tweeted:
"Lions and tigers and bears escape from an Ohio preserve. Oh Myyyy!"
Joel McHale tweeted:
"Monkey w/herpes still loose in Ohio. Q: How do they know? Did dead owner leave a note? 'Monkey has herpes. Good luck!'"
"I get the situation, but there’s no way it was totally necessary to exterminate 49 loose exotic animals in Ohio."
Celebs weren't the only ones upset. PETA chimed in:
"The shooting of dozens of exotic animals in Zanesville is a tragic example of just how wrong things can go when people are allowed to keep wild animals.
PETA hopes that this will serve as a wake-up call to Ohio Governor John Kasich, who earlier this year refused to extend an emergency ban on exotic animals in the state that had been put in place by his predecessor."
We totally understand how bad this could have been, and we'll never know how many deaths and injuries were prevented by the swift action by the Ohio police, but we have to ask ourselves… was there no better way?
[Image via AP Images.]
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