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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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  -Beloved N.M. Giraffe Tossed in Dumpster sabra  Mar-23-10 12:12 PM   #0 
  - Poor giraffe! My favorite zoo animal.  TwilightGardener   Mar-23-10 12:14 PM   #1 
  - a favorite childhood memory  dembotoz   Mar-23-10 01:08 PM   #8 
  - saskatoon  apex3350   May-02-10 05:12 PM   #25 
  - alberta  apex3350   May-02-10 04:04 PM   #23 
  - These animals need to be treated with some dignity...n/t  joeybee12   Mar-23-10 12:15 PM   #2 
  - tajikistan  apex3350   May-02-10 05:12 PM   #26 
  - That Giraffe skin would make some nice boots  AlphaCentauri   Mar-23-10 12:19 PM   #3 
  - boots too small for spot effect to show well - seat covers!  Kali   Mar-23-10 01:43 PM   #11 
  - wales  apex3350   May-02-10 05:14 PM   #27 
  - berlin  apex3350   May-02-10 05:02 PM   #24 
  - Illegal to leave them in a dumpster (quote here...)  uppityperson   Mar-23-10 12:23 PM   #4 
  - A certain "animal-rights" group has no problem with dumpsters...  SteveM   Mar-23-10 01:01 PM   #5 
  - Well, how's that for irony  lbrtbell   Mar-23-10 02:00 PM   #14 
  - north korea  apex3350   May-02-10 05:15 PM   #30 
  - You may want to look into who is running  hellsbeagle   Apr-11-10 03:03 PM   #21 
  - malaysia  apex3350   May-02-10 05:15 PM   #31 
  - denmark  apex3350   May-02-10 05:15 PM   #29 
  - bangladesh  apex3350   May-02-10 05:14 PM   #28 
  - It stopped making money for The Corporation. It's fate a metaphor for our Empire, the bottom 80% of  tom_paine   Mar-23-10 01:02 PM   #6 
  - ukraine  apex3350   May-02-10 05:16 PM   #32 
  - Some 35 years ago that is the way that things were handled at my city's small zoo.  elocs   Mar-23-10 01:03 PM   #7 
  - new guinea  apex3350   May-02-10 05:16 PM   #33 
  - if it's against the law, it's against the law but once i'm dead what matters?  pitohui   Mar-23-10 01:33 PM   #9 
  - brazil  apex3350   May-02-10 05:16 PM   #34 
  - why didn't they feed it to the lions or something?  Kali   Mar-23-10 01:42 PM   #10 
  - i did wonder abt that, since it died from an injury rather than illness  pitohui   Mar-23-10 01:49 PM   #12 
  - maybe -  Kali   Mar-23-10 02:15 PM   #15 
  - macau  apex3350   May-02-10 05:17 PM   #37 
  - taiwan  apex3350   May-02-10 05:17 PM   #36 
  - Seriously  XemaSab   Mar-23-10 01:56 PM   #13 
  - normandy  apex3350   May-02-10 05:17 PM   #38 
  - china  apex3350   May-02-10 05:16 PM   #35 
  - so it must go *straight* to the landfill, without the dumpster layover?  0rganism   Mar-23-10 02:23 PM   #16 
  - Animals that are euthanised  kurtzapril4   Mar-23-10 02:46 PM   #18 
  - zambia  apex3350   May-02-10 05:20 PM   #40 
  - uganda  apex3350   May-02-10 05:20 PM   #39 
  - Similar story in Seattle from a few years ago.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-23-10 02:25 PM   #17 
  - I would have thought they'd be cremated. n/t  tammywammy   Mar-23-10 03:29 PM   #19 
  - edmonton  apex3350   May-02-10 06:57 PM   #41 
  - people suck  veganred   Mar-23-10 07:49 PM   #20 
  - zimbabwe  apex3350   May-02-10 06:57 PM   #42 
  - appalling  apex3350   May-02-10 04:04 PM   #22 
 

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