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Mass Euthanasia of Colorado Animals “Horrific”

Mass Euthanasia of Colorado Animals “Horrific”Mass Euthanasia of Colorado Animals “Horrific”

Activists are outraged by a Colorado sanctuary’s decision to euthanize all 11 of its animals, which has been termed as “horrific” by the owner of Colorado’s Wild Animal Sanctuary. The owners of Lion’s Gate Sanctuary in Agate, Colorado, put down six tigers and lions and five bears last month after failing to get county approval to move their facility, CBS News reported. They said chronic flooding on their property put the animals at risk and left them no other option. But according to CBS News’ Mireya Villarreal, Colorado’s Wild Animal Sanctuary offered to take in Lion’s Gate’s animals, but the owners never reached out for help. “I’ve been in this business 37 years and don’t know of anybody that just quietly euthanized their animals without trying to find homes first,” said Pat Craig, owner of WAD. “The mass euthanasia at Lion’s Gate is horrific.” Lion’s Gate euthanized all of its animals on April 20 and its owner Joan Laub tried to justify it by saying, “We decided that Mother Nature wins and we’re not going to argue with her anymore.”


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