This is what happens when animals are viewed as they are by society. It could have been avoided if there was pressure put on lawmakers to enact tougher laws relating to keeping animals and animal abuse. Hopefully some laws will change now, itís just sad that this is the event that may bring them about.
As far as tranquillizing/trapping them, as much as that would have been the nicest outcome for the situation I just donít think it would be practical in this case. There were just too many animals that were moving too quickly, I doubt any police and/or animal control department has the resources to handle something on this level.