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Berlin Zoo Director Accused of Selling Animals for Chinese Medicine


Animals  (tags: Berlin Zoo, overbreeding, selling, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals, sadness, slaughter, killing )

Cher
- 4106 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
The director of the world famous Berlin Zoo has been accused of overbreeding animals and selling the "spares" to be slaughtered and used in Chinese medicines.



   

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Past Member (0)
Friday March 21, 2008, 10:36 am
OMG!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!! I'M SO HORRIFIED FOR THE ANIMALS!! THE EVIL ACTIONS AGAINST ALL THESE'S ANIMALS, WHERE'S ANY JUSTICE? WE NEED TO SAVE THE ANIMALS!!!!!!
 

Roseann d (178)
Friday March 21, 2008, 10:46 am
Not safe in the wild, not safe in zoos - Many in our society are loathesome and disgusting.
 

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Friday March 21, 2008, 10:48 am
Russia hate bad publicity.
Anybody going to do a petition on this one:) Let them know we know and we care, then something will be done.
 

Trudi Reijnders (242)
Friday March 21, 2008, 11:09 am
This is shocking news,we detest the Chinese barbarity towards anymals,but in reality it's happening all around us.No matter where we live,Europe, America,or elsewhere,there is a total lack of respect for the voiceless.
Shame on the Berlin Zoo.
Noted with anger.
 

Eduardo L (101)
Friday March 21, 2008, 11:10 am
It's terrible. Step down that greedy guy!
 

Merry L (74)
Friday March 21, 2008, 11:48 am
Noted with terrible sadness...
 

Darlene K (356)
Friday March 21, 2008, 1:35 pm
Noted..., this "evil" goes on in many countries. China's atrocities are too numerous to list with animals and humans...
Thank you, Cher.
 

daniella r (76)
Friday March 21, 2008, 2:13 pm
Noted
 

Tim Redfern (581)
Friday March 21, 2008, 2:51 pm
Claudia Haemmerling, a member of the Berlin parliament and an expert on animal rights, filed the criminal complaint which also includes further allegations that the zoo bred "bastard" cross-breeds of a panther and a Java leopard which were sold along with tigers and jaguars to China where they ended up on the shelves of traditional medicine stores marketed as "impotency cures."

This is just one of the reasons I am
becoming more and more anti-zoo.
There's only ONE "bastard" in this story,
and that's the director!!
Thanks, Cher.
(Grrrr!)
noted.
 

. (0)
Friday March 21, 2008, 3:58 pm
How dare these inhumane people!!! from killing people dogs cats bears Tigers, you name it there doing it. Why don't the stupid Goverment or whoever step in and do something? Are they that affraid of them, If so sick the Army on them that should get there attention. I'm sick of there inhumane killings. When will anybody say enough? These people in the Zoo's are just as bad as they are for they are in on it with them. And the looks of the bear said a whole lot too good thing he's popular for he would end up gone already. Thank Che C. noted
 

Samantha O (374)
Friday March 21, 2008, 9:45 pm
Horrified,shocked,disgusted, there are many adjectives to describe the reaction to this abhorrent behaviour. If indeed this is the case and this director is found guilty he should face a minimum of 25 years in jail. When the people who are in a position of trust breach that trust then they should be penalised much more harshly. People who are gaining money from the trafficking of endangered species or their parts should face the death penalty or life in jail.Thanks for this very important post Cher.
 

. (0)
Saturday March 22, 2008, 12:47 am
Same here, just horrified, I hope the guilty will get charged.
 

Jani N (32)
Saturday March 22, 2008, 1:24 am
noted but too angry to post comment.
 

Pam F (221)
Saturday March 22, 2008, 1:31 am
OMG!!!Unbelievable - but then I'm coming to realise that there is NOTHING too disgusting and vile for some people to stoop to if there's a dollar involved!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 22, 2008, 4:43 am
Another example why I have difficulties believing that anything will ever change. If the German Zoo director (a zoo mind you with beautiful enclosures) sells his overstok to China - how can we raise then enough political pressure to make an impact on China and her animal protection laws We are even more guilty than them.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 22, 2008, 1:23 pm
And he adds a truck load of strays to the cargo, that have been sold to him by so-called animal welfareists, who have gathered them under the pretense of adoption!You can block me, try and get me banned, attack me, but it won't change the horrible truth!
 

Deborah C (247)
Saturday March 22, 2008, 6:08 pm
We're supposed to be replenishing animal stocks not breeding them to sell to slaughterers!

I'll sign a petition too.
 

Morgan Griffith (225)
Saturday March 22, 2008, 8:58 pm
Another example of the animals suffering at the hands of their caretakers. Perhaps psych eval should be done on those who will hold jobs where they are in authority over the welfare of animals. Better policy, accounting and paper trail records definitely need to be kept along with oversite by a different body. It's not just financial books that should be in balance but the health and welfare of the animals that needs checks and balances. Just as in the foster child system the system in place of animal welfare is rife with abuse and atrocities. Perhaps its time we start contacting the animal agencies in our own areas and asking questions of accountability.
 

Maria Spradlin (8)
Saturday March 22, 2008, 10:24 pm
FOR EVERY ACT OF VILENCE ONE SHALL BE ACCOUNTABLE BY OUR CREATOR!
 

Voron V. (0)
Sunday March 23, 2008, 7:40 am
Very intresting
 

ROBIN M (312)
Friday March 28, 2008, 6:59 am
I THOUGHT GERMANS WERE MORE THOUGHTFUL THEN THAT AND KNEW BETTER I HOPE THEY GET JUSTICE FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE.
 
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