Thursday, January 05, 2006

Chimpanzee Shot at Flamingo Zoo in the UK

From another group. Well, once again, the idiots default to killing to solve a "problem."


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/
north_yorkshire/4513830.stm


Marksman shoots chimpanzee dead
A marksman has shot dead a chimpanzee which escaped from its zoo
enclosure.
The animal - described as an adult female and potentially dangerous - got
free at Flamingo Land near Malton, North Yorkshire.

A zoo spokesman said a probe was under way into how the animal came to
escape and had to be shot.

They killed it when it became aggressive after being tranquillised, the
zoo said. Animal rights activists are demanding a public investigation.


The animal became extremely aggressive after having been tranquillised,
resulting in a potentially dangerous situation
Zoo statement
The zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals, including Siberian Tigers,
zebras, camels, monkeys and meerkats.

In a statement, the zoo said: "The animal became extremely aggressive
after having been tranquillised, resulting in a potentially dangerous
situation for the personnel in attendance.

"As a consequence, the animal had to be destroyed at the scene.

Campaigners' concern

"All the appropriate authorities have been informed and a full assessment
is under way. No members of the public were in any danger as a result of
this incident."

Animal rights campaigners have expressed concern over the incident.

The Captive Animals' Protection Society told BBC News: "The council must
carry out an immediate public investigation into this incident to assess
how this happened and to ensure the safety of animals in the zoo as well
as visitors and staff.

"The zoo has been at the centre of controversy in recent months after
council investigations into complaints concerning animal welfare resulted
in the zoo banning three councillors from the zoo."


Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/england
/north_yorkshire/4513830.stm

Published: 2005/12/09 15:33:17 GMT

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