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Beloved N.M. Giraffe Tossed in Dumpster
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Source: CBS News

After Zoo Staff Euthanized Giraffe, Worker Put Dismembered Carcass in Trash Bin instead of Designated Landfill

(CBS) The way the Rio Grande Zoo disposed of the body of a beloved giraffe broke the law and outraged the mayor of Albuquerque, reports CBS affiliate KRQE.

A zoo staff member tossed the dismembered body of Kashka, a giraffe who was euthanized last week after a debilitating leg injury, into a dumpster on zoo property.

A garbage truck eventually took the dumpster containing the deceased giraffe to a local landfill.

Zoo animals are sent to the landfill when they die, but Albuquerque's Cultural Services Director Betty Rivera said the way Kashka was handled is shocking.

Rivera oversees Albuquerque's Rio Grande Zoo.

"It is totally inappropriate and something that should outrage everyone," Rivera said.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/03/23/national/main...
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