Remember Cartel Monkey? Meet Cartel Tiger.
Do you remember the Cartel Monkey?
Well, the Cartel may have released a tiger on the Mexican people as retaliation for the attack that killed 10 of their members dead as well as the monkey. La Familia Michoacana has a storied history. They are known as an extremely violent Cartel. Their Wikipedia reads.
La Familia Michoacana, (English: The Michoacán Family) La Familia (English: The Family), or LFM is a Mexican drug cartel and organized crime syndicate based in the Mexican state of Michoacán. Formerly allied to the Gulf Cartel—as part of Los Zetas—it split off in 2006. The cartel was founded by Carlos Rosales Mendoza, a close associate of Osiel Cárdenas. The second leader, Nazario Moreno González, known as El Más Loco (English: The Craziest One), preached his organization's divine right to eliminate enemies. He carried a "bible" of his own sayings and insisted that his army of traffickers and hitmen avoid using the narcotics they produce and sell. Nazario Moreno's partners were José de Jesús Méndez Vargas, Servando Gómez Martínez and Enrique Plancarte Solís, each of whom has a bounty of $2 million for his capture, and were contesting the control of the organization.
The cartel is known to produce large amounts of methamphetamine in clandestine laboratories in Michoacan.
In July 2009 and November 2010, La Familia Michoacana offered to retreat and even disband their cartel, "with the condition that both the Federal Government, and State and Federal Police commit to safeguarding the security of the state of Michoacán." However, President Felipe Calderón's government refused to strike a deal with the cartel and rejected their calls for dialogue. According to federal and state sources, La Familia Michoacana has been increasingly involved in Michoacán's politics, impelling their favorite candidates, financing their campaigns, and forcing other parties to renounce their candidacies. As of 2011, La Familia Michoacana still exists, despite the killing of its founder and leader Nazario Moreno González. At this point, it was present mostly in el Estado de Mexico.
It's crazy to just release a tiger into a community. That tiger is going to get hungry, and the easiest target will not be random livestock, it will most likely be one of the people trying to take a video of it from 10 yards away. The speed that a tiger can close the distance is almost immediate, to be that close to the animal is Russian roulette with a much slower death. I could never imagine walking out of my apartment and just seeing such an apex predator. Like the number of bullets it would take to take down a loose Tiger would be way under the typical home defense. That's the most dangerous lone predator in the world besides a polar bear. Scary stuff. This reminds me of Mike Tyson's story of his tigers. Probably the only man that could possibly handle such a predator.