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Man killed by pet tiger

Exotic animal activist was mauled to death in Ontario

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A 66-year old Ontario man was mauled to death on Sunday by his 295-kilogram pet tiger. Ontario Provincial Police say Norman Buwalda, who lived in Southwold, Ont., was attacked after he entered his animal’s cage to feed it. He was later discovered by a family member. Buwalda served as the chairman of the Canadian Exotic Animal Owner’s Association and fought neighbours for the right to keep wild animals on his property. But similar attacks have happened at his home before. In 2004, a young boy was mauled and seriously injured by a Siberian tiger also owned by Buwalda. Police are still investigating the incident.

CBC News

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