Supervisors don’t rescue 

When San Francisco Supervisor Chris Daly gets a vision, it usually means it’s time to run for cover. And, sure enough, that’s what a majority of his colleagues did when he first erupted with his idea to turn the San Francisco Zoo into an “animal sanctuary” — his plan to capitalize on the tragic tiger mauling at the facility last Christmas.

The board finally killed the plan this week after months of debate — following a long speech in which Daly described his idea as a “vision document” for the zoo’s future, which was an incomplete thought that zoo backers said would result in a loss of accreditation and future closure.

It’s hard to figure out which kingdom is wilder — City Hall or the savannah out on Sloat Boulevard. But one thing is certain: People don’t like it when you begin to chip at The City’s history, one bad measure at a time.

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