SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Animal rights activist group CARE is pushing for a manual that would allow zookeepers to better handle animals that escape from their cages in response to an incident in Daejeon where a puma had to be shot after escaping from its cage.
In a press released, CARE stated that even if capturing an animal is impossible, it is not a necessity to have it killed.
“It’s understandable that the government is trying to appease the public, but a more effective and humane measure must be considered,” said the statement.
The animal rights group said that the death of the puma could have been avoided if the concentration of the anesthetic dosage had been properly controlled.
“If the tranquilizer gun had been shot several times, the death may not have occurred,” according to CARE’s statement.
CARE also called for a reconsideration of the necessity of zoos that exhibit wild animals like the puma. “It was humans who brought the puma to the zoo.
It was humans who let the puma to escape because of poor maintenance. And it was humans who killed the puma,” said CARE.
Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)