NYPost An American tiger trainer was killed at a circus in northern Mexico Saturday when one of the tigers he was performing with mauled him. Alexander Crispin, 35, was circling two tigers as part his act for the Circo Suarez when one of the two tigers he was working with leaped off its perch and attacked him. The tiger pulled Crispin to the ground and attacked his neck, according to SDPnoticias.com. Crispin was taken to a local Red Cross hospital where he received treatment but later died after going into hypovolemic shock due to extreme blood loss.
It looks like Alexander Crispin was okay, as the tiger initially just got hold of his legs, until after the 22 second mark of the video. Around this time the tiger spun Crispin around, got to his head/neck region and delivered what were likely the fatal damage, right before help arrived.
This is simply more evidence that tigers are monsters with dangerous teeth and claws, and if a person keeps messing with a tiger, it us only a matter of time until that person ends up seriously injured or dead.
I’m not one of those people who thinks that all tigers should roam free, and am okay with keeping some in zoos, but having some crazy person provoking a tiger by running circles around it in a circus is clearly not a safe environment. Stop it. Let’s stop tormenting animals, like in this clip, and they’ll stop ripping our throats out. Deal?