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Old 10-04-2003, 01:33 PM   #1
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Glad I wasnt at this, yikes:

Tiger Mauls Magician Roy Horn in Las Vegas Show
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LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A white tiger mauled famed Las Vegas illusionist Roy Horn during a performance by the "Siegfried and Roy" duo on Friday night, seriously injuring the magician on his 59th birthday.

Witnesses at the scene said the tiger, named Montecore, grabbed Horn's forearm. The magician hit him with his microphone and the tiger then lunged and bit him on the left side of the neck, causing profuse blood loss.

Horn was rushed to the University Medical Center, which said later he was out of surgery but still in critical condition.

The show has been canceled until further notice and the tiger, which was performing for the first time, is being quarantined at the hotel.

"The last place Roy would place blame would be with the animal," said Bernie Yuman, manager for "Siegfried and Roy."

White tigers and lions are a trademark of the German-born illusionists, who have been putting on one of the most famous shows in Las Vegas for 30 years.

Horn's partner in the show is Siegfried Fischbacher, 64.
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Sheesh, I was like "Roy Horn who??" It took me a minute to realize it was Roy of Siegfried and Roy

Hope he recovers well....
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Another work related stress.

I would have done the same thing.

Allez Tigre.
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Old 10-04-2003, 03:25 PM   #4
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROY!!!!!!

RRRAAAWWWWRRRRRR
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I read about this earlier


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Old 10-04-2003, 03:27 PM   #6
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This picture is too good not to post.

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Old 10-04-2003, 04:23 PM   #7
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tigers

But to tigers attacking people. I hope he's okay.
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Old 10-04-2003, 04:31 PM   #8
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my local las vegas newspaper reports roy bashing the animal over the head repeatedly with the mic, causing very loud reverberations throughout the auditorium. i have no doubt that this must have terrified the animal. i probably would have bitten old roy, too. also, it was not the animal's first time onstage. it had been performing since it was six months old.
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kinda sucks for roy.
don't you all think?


yeah, thats what i thot.

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Old 10-04-2003, 06:51 PM   #10
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my local las vegas newspaper reports roy bashing the animal over the head repeatedly with the mic, causing very loud reverberations throughout the auditorium. i have no doubt that this must have terrified the animal. i probably would have bitten old roy, too. also, it was not the animal's first time onstage. it had been performing since it was six months old.
didnt he start using the mic to bash him AFTER he was attacked? so i wouldnt think this would be the cause of the attack
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the tiger only had him by the arm when roy bashed him.

i wonder if they had ever discussed the possibilty of being bitten. do you suppose that the best solution they could come up with was, "gee. i don't know...if one ever bites you, just bash it."

surely there must have been someone in the wings who could have pulled the tiger off of his arm.

exotic animals are not actors.
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awww what a sweet family photo.
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Animals should not be used as entertainment.
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i saw the Siegfried and Roy show a few years ago in vegas. the tigers really are beautiful animals. i think the work they are doing to help preserve the endangered tigers is great, and they are amazing creatures, but i also agree that they shouldn't be used as entertainment.

any time you work with wild animals in a show like that there's always a risk of injury. i'm sure they knew that.

i hope Roy will be ok.
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I wish it were a different Roy.

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Well, Roy did enjoy the cat fights, back in his day...
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Animals should not be used as entertainment.
I agree, I saw a guy at the circus get attacked by a tiger when I was about 8 - I still remember it - from that day onwards I have refused to see anything that involves wild animals being made to do tricks - it is un natural and cruel - no wonder the animals get pissed off from time to time and attack - wouldn't you???
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i feel more sorry for the tiger than i do for roy.
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I just saw this in the paper. Good grief, talk about stressful jobs!!
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I agree tigers and any animals shouldn't be used in entertainment. In Roy's defense though, I'm sure fear kicked well and truly in and he did it without a great deal of thought as to the ramifications.
Kinda backs up the thought that animals shouldn't be used for entertainment...
I hope the tiger is not destroyed as a result and Roy is ok.
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