Maybe I'm cold hearted, but I have zero sympathy for the man who recently received a tiger smackdown at the Bronx Zoo. I don't wish death on the guy, but he earned those swipes. What could he possibly have been thinking?! The man, who's motives aren't clear from this article, voluntarily invaded a tiger den in which cubs had recently been born. Is it safe to say the adult tiger(s) involved were protecting their family and space? I believe so. I also believe they had the right. I think it's just as important to protect the captive wildlife from the human people staring at them through the glass as vice versa. There should be stronger measures to ensure the public can't pull stunts like this. Have you read Marc Bekoff's Animal Manifesto? Or Wild Justice? Or The Emotional Lives of Animals? You should. It should be required high school level reading.
The caption headline of the article on MSN.com's homepage is entitled, "Man badly mauled by tiger attack". It should say, "Man badly mauled by tiger after invading tiger's personal space, tiger protects cubs".