Saturday, July 21, 2007

No pithy title for you

This is horrible:
A mayor in eastern Germany has filed charges against workers at his local zoo for shooting animals and selling them as meat.

A spokeswoman for the mayor's office said deer were among the animals killed and sold by workers at Erfurt Zoo without permission over a number of years.


"We are worried this is only the tip of the iceberg," said Wolfgang Apel, president of the [German Animal Protection] League, who also said the case raised serious questions about the zoo's management.

Die Zeit newspaper quoted an anonymous zoo employee as saying the number of animals had been declining and: "It is high time something is done about it."

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