Christian the Lion: A Story worth retelling

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  1. NickNitro Extra Terrestrial

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    Still one of the most heartwarming stories I've ever come across. A true sign that man and animal can coexist harmoniously. That love and affection goes beyond primal boundaries, and that we are all, human and animal alike, just trying to find our place.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4enNZqNrwYc
     
  2. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    99 out of 100 times that story would end with the dude being a meal. If you really think that I challenge you to go live with some lions and see what happens.
     
  3. NickNitro Extra Terrestrial

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    It doesn't change this story. I enjoy it, you should to.
     
  4. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    I'm not saying it's not a nice story but you saying "A true sign that man and animal can coexist harmoniously" is incorrect and a dangerous way of thinking. Again, I challenge you to find your local lion's den and hang out with them. Lets see if man and animal coexist harmoniously.
     
  5. NickNitro Extra Terrestrial

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    Yeah I mean Im not gonna go raise a great white shark baby then go swim with it 3 years later lol.

    I may have been a bit over zealous
     
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  7. Piper Maru Guest

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    It's a nice story. I just wish the lion had a more secular name.
     
  8. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Fun is the enemy.

    Like Bob.
     
  9. NickNitro Extra Terrestrial

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    Leo the Lion
     
  10. Ultimatehero Life is infinite

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    Studios are trying to get a movie made. When I get out there fully, I'll try to as well.
     
  11. BestGirl Reluctantly following Vought's orders

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    Christian's human fiends raised him from a cub. It's not like they were just looking to meet up with a random lion.
     
  12. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    That doesn't change anything.
     
  13. BestGirl Reluctantly following Vought's orders

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    Raising an animal from its youth and then revisiting it in the wild and approaching a strange wild animal of the same species are two completely different things. Do you think some random wild lion would've reacted the way Christian did?
     
  14. NickNitro Extra Terrestrial

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    Yeah, sorry man...it does
     
  15. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    No, I think some random lion would have killed him and 99 times out of 100 a lion in Christian's situation would have eaten the dude who raised him as well. This is an anomaly, a miracle so to speak.

    Just ask Roy and the lady who had her face ripped off by the Old Navy chimp.
     
  16. NickNitro Extra Terrestrial

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    I just dont see it though. Do you have animals? Have you raised a puppy/kitten all its life? The connection you build with an animal is something that can't be explained as easily as your "99 out of 100" argument.
     
  17. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    I have a cat and that mother****er attacks me on a daily basis. Again, just look at the literally hundreds of cases where an animal attacks their owner. This is not something I make up. At the end of the day a lion is a lion, no matter what the circumstances are behind how it was raised. It's why people don't own lions or tigers (unless you're some sort of eccentric millionaire).
     
  18. NickNitro Extra Terrestrial

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    Well, cats are a#@ holes anyway. lol

    I understand your view on "primal instinct". Im not saying I dont realize there are new reports of family monkey's ripping their owners faces off or what have you.
     
  19. BestGirl Reluctantly following Vought's orders

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    The Roy Horn attack may not be all it seemed:


    The chimp attacked a neighbor, BTW, not his owner.
     
  20. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    The point is, those animals were used to being around people and they still attacked. Unless you think they filmed those Old Navy commercials with robots and Siegfried and Roy performed in empty arenas.
     
  21. ThePhantasm 2 sexy 4 a stormtrooper

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    It all snowballed after that and then the apes took over the planet.
     
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    Not even close to the same thing. These animals have been selectively bred for docile behavior for hundreds (if not thousands) of years.
     
  23. bullets bang bang

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    Didn't Roy eventually get mauled by his own tiger.
     
  24. TheDreamMaster The Night He Came Home...

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    I seriously think things would have been different if they'd returned a year or two later, assuming they could find him, since he apparently disappeared after that. Its a nice story, I just feel like eventually any imprint his owners left on him would disappear. After all, tigers, lions, and other animals like them aren't known for living domestically. There has already been several examples provided in the thread, its just a matter of luck that many of these animals don't harm their owners.
     
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    It's wonderful. Heartwarming story. The second he notices them, how can that not put a smile on your face maybe a tear to your eye, and he shows them his family. I mean come on that's just a magnificent story.
     

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