Fernanda (phonemonkey) wrote in evil_trepannys,

Bratty Child and Entitled Parents of the Year

This story's up on EHell, but I know there are people who post here and not there.

The story may be upsetting to animal lovers: http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/15202942.htm

For those of you who don't want to click that link, a nine-year-old girl climbed over several barriers and reached her arm into a meerkat enclosure, where a meerkat bit her finger. The girl's parents did not want her to have the rabies shots, so the family of five meerkats had to be euthanised so that they could be tested for rabies. None of the meerkats had rabies.

I'm furious. I'm especially angry because if a meerkat had had rabies, Bratleigh would have had to have had rabies shots anyway, so it was all for nothing.

ETA: In an amazing bit of irony, the post directly above this one on my friends page is: http://community.livejournal.com/baaaaabyanimals/2557316.html
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