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From the Stanley Park petting zoo to the slaughterhouse


 

Goats and sheep from the petting zoo at Vancouver’s Stanley Park may have ended up slaughtered. The Children’s Farmyard zoo auctioned off its animals when it closed its doors last January, with 13 approved adoption homes receiving the animals, which included rabbits, llamas, pigs and birds. Trevor French, a hobby farmer from Langley, B.C., who sells meat for human and dog consumption, adopted 17 goats in the occasion, but started to get rid of them within weeks of the auction. The records of a local livestock auction house, Fraser Valley Auctions, confirm French had been there selling pygmy goats last year. French told the Vancouver Sun he got rid of the goats because they were “nasty” and “violent.” A spokesperson for the park said the city of Vancouver is considering legal action since the initial auction contract prohibited resale of the animals.


 
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From the Stanley Park petting zoo to the slaughterhouse

  1. What a disaster this has been. Now the ultimate betrayal and naturally the goats pay the price. It seems the one survivor, Tryka, who is preganant, has been retrived by the VPD. The SPCA says it won’t be investigating. 

  2. Reposted wih typos corrected. What a disaster this has been. Now the ultimate betrayal and naturally the goats pay the price. It seems the one survivor, Tryka, who is pregnant, has been retrieved by the VPD. The SPCA says it won’t be investigating.

  3. These are farm animals who have been bred for thousands of years for the sole purpose of being eaten.
     
    Let’s put things in perspective here, folks.

  4. The goats weren’t bred to be slaughtered for food. French violated his contract with the City, not to mention the unethical aspects of his actions. Certainly we’ve evolved since the beginning of time with regard to how we view animals. Additionally, there’s more than enough scientific evidence to prove we should adopt a plant-based diet. 

    • I am not sure there is “more than enough scientific evidence to prove we should adopt a plant-based diet”.  Doesn’t the structure of our human teeth actually indicate that we are omnivores…meat and plant eaters?   Isn’t difficult  for vegans who don’t eat fish or even diary foods to breast feed  their children? 

    • My diet is plant-based; the animals I eat are, by and large, herbivores.

      Humans are omnivores; if we were strictly herbivores, we’d never have started hunting/eating other animals to begin with.

      If you want to supplant eons of evolution with philosophy, go ahead – but please don’t try to force it on those who are content with what evolution (or God, for creationists) made them.

  5. They weren’t auctioned – they were given away. There were also four sheep, which he said “died”. How? Hmmmm…he sells mutton.  Let’s think…..

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