Tuesday, 20 October 2009

And there was me worrying about the creationism...

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Back in September, I wrote about the insidious creationism on display at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, a Biblical zoo aimed at kids on the outskirts of Bristol. Do have a read of my piece if you haven't already - some of it's fairly shocking, they promote young-earth creationism there and everything. None of it though, is quite so shocking as this:

"A zoo in North Somerset has admitted many of its animals are on loan from the owner of a controversial circus.Noah's Ark Zoo near Bristol breeds tigers and camels for the Great British Circus - the only UK circus which still uses tigers in its shows. It has been keeping the arrangement secret from visitors and from the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA). Professional group BIAZA said it would investigate the allegations."
Oh, or this:
"Acting on a tip off the animal campaign group, the Captive Animals Protection Society (CAPS), filmed secret footage at Noah's Ark. It revealed that some of the staff at the zoo were unhappy about the links with the circus. The undercover researcher, working for CAPS, also discovered the zoo had buried a tiger carcass on its land instead of sending it off for incineration as the law demands. Anthony Bush, the owner of Noah's Ark, said he has since dug the tiger up and corrected his mistake."
There's a more detailed and gory report of this in the Daily Mail, and the story was featured on the regional BBC show, Inside Out West, last night. You can watch that on iPlayer.

And to think that when I went there in August I was worrying about the creationism...


Russ Painter said...

Christians breaking the law?! Inconceivable. This must be some sort of mistake.

Jim said...

Ahh. But, whose law? ;o)

Fiona said...

Yeah, weren't animals created for us to exploit? Or was that just women and children? or are they one and the same?

Pet shops make me sad :(