Monday, June 26, 2006

For Two And A Half Thousand Dollars, Wellington Zoo in New Zealand Rents Out Cheetahs for Parties

I won’t even waste my time to state how ridiculous this is.


Cheetah rental upsets animal rights campaigners

Posted at 1:29pm on 25 Jun 2006

Animal rights campaigners are up in arms over a scheme being run by Wellington Zoo, which allows people to rent its cheetahs for special events.

For two and a half thousand dollars, the zoo hires out the big cats for an "off-site cheetah encounter", billing the opportunity on its website as a "unique option for functions, educational sessions and other events."

Campaign director of Save Animals from Exploitation, Hans Kriek says it is akin to turning the animals into circus performers, and poses a safety risk.

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