01 Jan '12, 12pm

UK Zoo Kills Animals and Throws Them in Trashcans | Care2 Causes #AnimalCruelty #AnimalAbuse

UK Zoo Kills Animals and Throws Them in Trashcans | Care2 Causes #AnimalCruelty #AnimalAbuse

A safari park in the UK has come under fire for supposedly culling “surplus” animals indiscriminately and leaving their carcasses in trash cans. The park (read: zoo) is the Knowsley Safari Park near Liverpool, a tourist attraction that claims to be “especially concerned” with the welfare of their animals. Recently it has come under fire because a long-time employee reported gruesome information about the park’s animal culling practices to authorities. Penny Boyd was a photographer for the park who resigned after seeing animals culled because their numbers exceeded what the park required to entertain visitors. The culling was allegedly done by untrained staff who sometimes had to shoot animals as many as three times to kill them. After being culled, the animals were allegedly dumped haphazardly in or next to trash cans. Predictably, the general manager of the park says that...

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