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The Washington Times
No charges for mother of 3-old boy who fell into gorilla enclosure at Cincinnati Zoobecause they are viewed as an “insurance policy” should wild populations go ext
No charges for mother of 3-old boy who fell into gorilla enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo
The Washington Times / Posted 24 days ago
because they are viewed as an “insurance policy” should wild populations go extinct. However, animal rights activist Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation Now blames the zoo for Harambe’s death, calling it a violation of the federal... Read more
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Daily Mail
Woman who filmed child in gorilla pen says zoo was right to shootanimal rights group, said it had filed a federal complaint against the zoo with
Woman who filmed child in gorilla pen says zoo was right to shoot
Daily Mail / Posted 25 days ago
animal rights group, said it had filed a federal complaint against the zoo with the US Department of Agriculture. Michael Budkie, from the group, said: 'If this enclosure had been constructed adequately a three-year-old child could not... Read more
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26d
The Seattle Times
Grizzly bear deaths at WSU research center draw complaintbighorn sheep. “We think that the records indicate a lack of veterinary care f
Grizzly bear deaths at WSU research center draw complaint
The Seattle Times / Posted 26 days ago
bighorn sheep. “We think that the records indicate a lack of veterinary care for the bears and the other animals,” said Michael Budkie, the director of Stop Animal Exploitation Now, a Cincinnati-based group that routinely files complaints... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Animal rights group files complaint against WSUto death when they failed to go into hibernation. "I have a feeling I have onl
Animal rights group files complaint against WSU
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 28 days ago
to death when they failed to go into hibernation. "I have a feeling I have only seen the tip of the iceberg," said Michael Budkie, executive director of Stop Animal Exploitation Now. "What I saw in the USDA report clearly sent off warning... Read more
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29d
Daily Mail
The tiny barrier – and hedge - outside gorilla enclosureanimal rights group, said it had filed a federal complaint against the zoo with
The tiny barrier – and hedge - outside gorilla enclosure
Daily Mail / Posted 29 days ago
animal rights group, said it had filed a federal complaint against the zoo with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Michael Budkie, from the group, said: 'If this enclosure had been constructed adequately a three-year-old child could not... Read more
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29d
News 24 South Africa
Family in US gorilla incident suggests zoo donationsprotect both the public and the animal held prisoner there is a clear and fatal
Family in US gorilla incident suggests zoo donations
News 24 South Africa / Posted 29 days ago
protect both the public and the animal held prisoner there is a clear and fatal violation of the Animal Welfare Act," said Michael Budkie, the head of the organisation Stop Animal Exploitation Now, in a letter to the Department of Agriculture. The... Read more
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Daily Mail
Dramatic 911 call made by mom of boy who fell into gorilla enclosurethe breach in March this year, prompting the campaign group to say that it rais
Dramatic 911 call made by mom of boy who fell into gorilla enclosure
Daily Mail / Posted 29 days ago
the breach in March this year, prompting the campaign group to say that it raised questions over its approach to safety. Michael Budkie, the spokesman for SAEN, said: 'If this enclosure had been constructed adequately a three-year-old child could... Read more
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29d
Daily Mirror
First picture of zoo's 'short' safety barrier around Harambe the gorilla displaybarriers if we choose. As I said, you can lock your car or lock your house, but
First picture of zoo's 'short' safety barrier around Harambe the gorilla display
Daily Mirror / Posted 29 days ago
barriers if we choose. As I said, you can lock your car or lock your house, but if someone wants to get in, they can." Michael Budkie, the spokesman for Stop Animal Exploitation Now, had also said: “If this enclosure had been constructed... Read more
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Daily Mail
Witness to gorilla shooting says incident was a terrible accidentanimal rights group, said it had filed a federal complaint against the zoo with
Witness to gorilla shooting says incident was a terrible accident
Daily Mail / Posted 30 days ago
animal rights group, said it had filed a federal complaint against the zoo with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Michael Budkie, from the group, said: 'If this enclosure had been constructed adequately a three-year-old child could not... Read more
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Evening Standard
Police probe into circumstances around killing of gorilla at zoohave worked in time to save the boy. It also said its Gorilla World exhibit wa
Police probe into circumstances around killing of gorilla at zoo
Evening Standard / Posted 30 days ago
have worked in time to save the boy. It also said its Gorilla World exhibit was safe and exceeded required protocols. But Michael Budkie, of Stop Animal Exploitation Now, said the USDA should fine the zoo for having an exhibit that the public... Read more
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The Financial Express
Police investigate killing of gorilla to rescue little boyorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. “The barrier obviously is
Police investigate killing of gorilla to rescue little boy
The Financial Express / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. “The barrier obviously isn’t sufficient to keep the public out,” said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. “Otherwise, Harambe wouldn’t be dead.” Jack Hanna, host of “Jack Hanna’s... Read more
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EuroNews
Police to investigate Cincinnati Zoo gorilla shootinggorilla, has outraged animal lovers and prompted an animal rights group to file
Police to investigate Cincinnati Zoo gorilla shooting
EuroNews / Posted 30 days ago
gorilla, has outraged animal lovers and prompted an animal rights group to file a negligence complaint against the zoo. Michael Budkie who is the Executive Director of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW explained why: “We’re talking about a 3 or... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Police investigate killing of gorilla to rescue little boyorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously is
Police investigate killing of gorilla to rescue little boy
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously isn't sufficient to keep the public out," said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. "Otherwise, Harambe wouldn't be dead." Jack Hanna, host of "Jack Hanna's... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Police zoo review to look only at boy's familyto save the 3-year-old who fell into the enclosure. He says the zoo is safe. T
Police zoo review to look only at boy's family
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 30 days ago
to save the 3-year-old who fell into the enclosure. He says the zoo is safe. The watchdog group's executive director, Michael Budkie, says the zoo has had past problems. In March, two polar bears wandered through an open den door into a... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorillaorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously is
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously isn't sufficient to keep the public out," said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. "Otherwise, Harambe wouldn't be dead." Jack Hanna, host of "Jack Hanna's... Read more
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Breitbart
Police Investigating Boys’ Parents in Case of Harambe the Gorillaorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. “The barrier obviously is
Police Investigating Boys’ Parents in Case of Harambe the Gorilla
Breitbart / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. “The barrier obviously isn’t sufficient to keep the public out,” said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. “Otherwise, Harambe wouldn’t be dead.” Jack Hanna, host of “Jack Hanna’s... Read more
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Lisbon Morning Journal
Police investigate killing of gorilla to rescue little boyorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously is
Police investigate killing of gorilla to rescue little boy
Lisbon Morning Journal / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously isn't sufficient to keep the public out," said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. "Otherwise, Harambe wouldn't be dead." Jack Hanna, host of "Jack Hanna's... Read more
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Lisbon Morning Journal
Police zoo review to look only at boy's familyto save the 3-year-old who fell into the enclosure. He says the zoo is safe. T
Police zoo review to look only at boy's family
Lisbon Morning Journal / Posted 30 days ago
to save the 3-year-old who fell into the enclosure. He says the zoo is safe. The watchdog group's executive director, Michael Budkie, says the zoo has had past problems. In March, two polar bears wandered through an open den door into a... Read more
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Lisbon Morning Journal
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorillaorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously is
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla
Lisbon Morning Journal / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously isn't sufficient to keep the public out," said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. "Otherwise, Harambe wouldn't be dead." Jack Hanna, host of "Jack Hanna's... Read more
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The East Liverpool Review
Police investigate killing of gorilla to rescue little boyorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously is
Police investigate killing of gorilla to rescue little boy
The East Liverpool Review / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously isn't sufficient to keep the public out," said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. "Otherwise, Harambe wouldn't be dead." Jack Hanna, host of "Jack Hanna's... Read more
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The East Liverpool Review
Police zoo review to look only at boy's familyto save the 3-year-old who fell into the enclosure. He says the zoo is safe. T
Police zoo review to look only at boy's family
The East Liverpool Review / Posted 30 days ago
to save the 3-year-old who fell into the enclosure. He says the zoo is safe. The watchdog group's executive director, Michael Budkie, says the zoo has had past problems. In March, two polar bears wandered through an open den door into a... Read more
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The East Liverpool Review
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorillaorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously is
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla
The East Liverpool Review / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously isn't sufficient to keep the public out," said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. "Otherwise, Harambe wouldn't be dead." Jack Hanna, host of "Jack Hanna's... Read more
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The Times Leader
Police investigate killing of gorilla to rescue little boyorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously is
Police investigate killing of gorilla to rescue little boy
The Times Leader / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously isn't sufficient to keep the public out," said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. "Otherwise, Harambe wouldn't be dead." Jack Hanna, host of "Jack Hanna's... Read more
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The Times Leader
Police zoo review to look only at boy's familyto save the 3-year-old who fell into the enclosure. He says the zoo is safe. T
Police zoo review to look only at boy's family
The Times Leader / Posted 30 days ago
to save the 3-year-old who fell into the enclosure. He says the zoo is safe. The watchdog group's executive director, Michael Budkie, says the zoo has had past problems. In March, two polar bears wandered through an open den door into a... Read more
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The Times Leader
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorillaorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously is
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla
The Times Leader / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously isn't sufficient to keep the public out," said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. "Otherwise, Harambe wouldn't be dead." Jack Hanna, host of "Jack Hanna's... Read more
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Perth Now
Gorilla boy: first picturesNOW has filed a federal complaint accusing the Cincinnati Zoo of negligence in
Gorilla boy: first pictures
Perth Now / Posted 30 days ago
NOW has filed a federal complaint accusing the Cincinnati Zoo of negligence in maintaining its gorilla habitat. Co-founder Michael Budkie said the group is seeking the maximum penalty of $US10,000 ($13,915) for the zoo. “It’s clear that this... Read more
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Savannah Morning News
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorillaorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. “The barrier obviously is
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla
Savannah Morning News / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. “The barrier obviously isn’t sufficient to keep the public out,” said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. “Otherwise, Harambe wouldn’t be dead.” In an interview with Boston TV... Read more
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WBNS-10TV Columbus
Police investigating parents of boy rescued from gorillaorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously is
Police investigating parents of boy rescued from gorilla
WBNS-10TV Columbus / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously isn't sufficient to keep the public out," said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. "Otherwise, Harambe wouldn't be dead." Jack Hanna, host of "Jack Hanna's... Read more
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TribLIVE
Boy’s parents investigated in death of gorilla at Cincinnati Zooorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. “The barrier obviously is
Boy’s parents investigated in death of gorilla at Cincinnati Zoo
TribLIVE / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. “The barrier obviously isn't sufficient to keep the public out,” said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. “Otherwise, Harambe wouldn't be dead.” Jack Hanna, host of “Jack Hanna's... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Police investigate killing of gorilla to rescue little boyorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously is
Police investigate killing of gorilla to rescue little boy
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously isn't sufficient to keep the public out," said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. "Otherwise, Harambe wouldn't be dead." Jack Hanna, host of "Jack Hanna's... Read more
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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
Texas Zoo Reacts to Gorilla's Killing at Cincinnati Zooorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously is
Texas Zoo Reacts to Gorilla's Killing at Cincinnati Zoo
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously isn't sufficient to keep the public out," said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. "Otherwise, Harambe wouldn't be dead." Jack Hanna, host of "Jack Hanna's... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorillaorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously is
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla
Houston Chronicle / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously isn't sufficient to keep the public out," said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. "Otherwise, Harambe wouldn't be dead." Jack Hanna, host of "Jack Hanna's... Read more
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Daily Mail
Cops launch probe into parents whose boy fell into gorilla enclosurethe breach in March this year, prompting the campaign group to say that it rais
Cops launch probe into parents whose boy fell into gorilla enclosure
Daily Mail / Posted 30 days ago
the breach in March this year, prompting the campaign group to say that it raised questions over its approach to safety. Michael Budkie, the spokesman for SAEN, said: 'If this enclosure had been constructed adequately a three-year-old child could... Read more
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Daily Mail
The three-old boy who fell into Harambe's enclosurethe breach in March this year, prompting the campaign group to say that it rais
The three-old boy who fell into Harambe's enclosure
Daily Mail / Posted 30 days ago
the breach in March this year, prompting the campaign group to say that it raised questions over its approach to safety. Michael Budkie, the spokesman for SAEN, said: 'If this enclosure had been constructed adequately a four-year-old child could... Read more
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Herald Sun
Gorilla boy: first picturesNOW has filed a federal complaint accusing the Cincinnati Zoo of negligence in
Gorilla boy: first pictures
Herald Sun / Posted 30 days ago
NOW has filed a federal complaint accusing the Cincinnati Zoo of negligence in maintaining its gorilla habitat. Co-founder Michael Budkie said the group is seeking the maximum penalty of $US10,000 ($13,915) for the zoo. “It’s clear that this... Read more
3532 related stories
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ABC 6 Providence
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorillaorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously is
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously isn't sufficient to keep the public out," said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. "Otherwise, Harambe wouldn't be dead." Jack Hanna, host of "Jack Hanna's... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Police zoo review to look only at boy's familyto save the 3-year-old who fell into the enclosure. He says the zoo is safe. T
Police zoo review to look only at boy's family
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 30 days ago
to save the 3-year-old who fell into the enclosure. He says the zoo is safe. The watchdog group's executive director, Michael Budkie, says the zoo has had past problems. In March, two polar bears wandered through an open den door into a... Read more
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Boston Herald
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorillaorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously is
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla
Boston Herald / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously isn't sufficient to keep the public out," said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. "Otherwise, Harambe wouldn't be dead." Jack Hanna, host of "Jack Hanna's... Read more
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WFMJ Youngstown
Police zoo review to look only at boy's familyto save the 3-year-old who fell into the enclosure. He says the zoo is safe. T
Police zoo review to look only at boy's family
WFMJ Youngstown / Posted 30 days ago
to save the 3-year-old who fell into the enclosure. He says the zoo is safe. The watchdog group's executive director, Michael Budkie, says the zoo has had past problems. In March, two polar bears wandered through an open den door into a... Read more
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WFMJ Youngstown
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorillaorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously is
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla
WFMJ Youngstown / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously isn't sufficient to keep the public out," said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. "Otherwise, Harambe wouldn't be dead." Jack Hanna, host of "Jack Hanna's... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Police zoo review to look only at boy's familyto save the 3-year-old who fell into the enclosure. He says the zoo is safe. T
Police zoo review to look only at boy's family
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 30 days ago
to save the 3-year-old who fell into the enclosure. He says the zoo is safe. The watchdog group's executive director, Michael Budkie, says the zoo has had past problems. In March, two polar bears wandered through an open den door into a... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorillaorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously is
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously isn't sufficient to keep the public out," said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. "Otherwise, Harambe wouldn't be dead." Jack Hanna, host of "Jack Hanna's... Read more
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KHQ Spokane
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorillaorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously is
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla
KHQ Spokane / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously isn't sufficient to keep the public out," said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. "Otherwise, Harambe wouldn't be dead." Jack Hanna, host of "Jack Hanna's... Read more
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KHQ Spokane
Police zoo review to look only at boy's familyto save the 3-year-old who fell into the enclosure. He says the zoo is safe. T
Police zoo review to look only at boy's family
KHQ Spokane / Posted 30 days ago
to save the 3-year-old who fell into the enclosure. He says the zoo is safe. The watchdog group's executive director, Michael Budkie, says the zoo has had past problems. In March, two polar bears wandered through an open den door into a... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Police zoo review to look only at boy's familyto save the 3-year-old who fell into the enclosure. He says the zoo is safe. T
Police zoo review to look only at boy's family
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 30 days ago
to save the 3-year-old who fell into the enclosure. He says the zoo is safe. The watchdog group's executive director, Michael Budkie, says the zoo has had past problems. In March, two polar bears wandered through an open den door into a... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorillaorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously is
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously isn't sufficient to keep the public out," said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. "Otherwise, Harambe wouldn't be dead." Jack Hanna, host of "Jack Hanna's... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Police zoo review to look only at boy's familyto save the 3-year-old who fell into the enclosure. He says the zoo is safe. T
Police zoo review to look only at boy's family
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 30 days ago
to save the 3-year-old who fell into the enclosure. He says the zoo is safe. The watchdog group's executive director, Michael Budkie, says the zoo has had past problems. In March, two polar bears wandered through an open den door into a... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorillaorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously is
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously isn't sufficient to keep the public out," said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. "Otherwise, Harambe wouldn't be dead." Jack Hanna, host of "Jack Hanna's... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Police zoo review to look only at boy's familyto save the 3-year-old who fell into the enclosure. He says the zoo is safe. T
Police zoo review to look only at boy's family
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 30 days ago
to save the 3-year-old who fell into the enclosure. He says the zoo is safe. The watchdog group's executive director, Michael Budkie, says the zoo has had past problems. In March, two polar bears wandered through an open den door into a... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorillaorganization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously is
Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 30 days ago
organization is calling on the USDA to fine the zoo. "The barrier obviously isn't sufficient to keep the public out," said Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW. "Otherwise, Harambe wouldn't be dead." Jack Hanna, host of "Jack Hanna's... Read more
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