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From the Stanley Park petting zoo to the slaughterhouse

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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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