Mystery of the missing zoo animals still unsolved

The Berlin zoo is under pressure to explain the fate of hundreds of animals which have vanished amid claims they were slaughtered and in some cases turned into potency-boosting drugs.

Claudia Hammerling, a Green party politician, backed by several animal rights organisations, alleges the zoo’s director, Bernhard Blaszkiewitz, sold the animals.

She claims to have evidence that four Asian black bears and a hippopotamus were transported to the Belgian town of Wortel, which has no zoo, but which does have an abattoir.

According to Ms Hammerling these animals were slaughtered. She said the systematic “overproduction of animals” at zoos, designed to attract more visitors, was to blame.

Ms Hammerling said she also knew of several tigers and leopards from Berlin that ended up in a tiger breeding farm in China that promoted itself as a purveyor of traditional potency-boosting medicines made from big cats. She alleges the animals’ remains were turned into drugs.

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2 Responses to “Mystery of the missing zoo animals still unsolved”

  1. Sasi Says:

    I think Knut has been used to make money for the zoo and all the people that took advantage of it. And with the new Polar bear Flocke is coming, they will do the same thing to her when she gets older. Now Knut is older, they wanted to send him away and are making accusation of his status as publicity addicted psycho as an excuse which sadly stated by Markus Roebke one of the keeper. Knut is a bear not britney spears! As stupid as it sounds, it even sounds more stupid to come out from a professional animal analysis. Knut does not understand the emotions it is going through because first he is growing and he does not understand why is he being neglected by his foster father Thomas Doerflein and other keepers who cared for him and secondly, how can Knut adapt to the instant isolation from the people he loves. As human even our kids, if we neglected them how do you think our kids will feel? It is sad to see that no one wanted to HELP Knut other than tormenting him constantly. People sending death treat to a bear? People are just so unrealistic to be against a polar bear. A polar bear whom was used for fame and fortune, now Knut is completely being left fighting for himself without any help and care from anyone. Not even the people he loves as whom he consider as his family. If the zoo director has such a backgound of selling illegal animals abroad perhaps they should ask him to resign and appoint someone that actually care for animals for who they are not take advantage of them. Knut is a good example for the public and the zoo all across the world because he is being emotionally traumatize by people who used him for fame and fortune, or for their own necessities not to the well being of the animal.

  2. Breeding Online Says:

    I have found one

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