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Sixty-Five Die in Mexican Concentration Camp

A 6-month-old Capuchin monkey was among the dead. Photo by David M. Jensen

Sixty-five animals were left to freeze to death in a Mexican concentration camp this past weekend. Camp Comandante Alberto Hernandez provided CNN with the official death toll and a list of exterminated species.

Among the dead, the CNN report tells us, were “one Capuchin monkey, 14 parrots and parakeets, 12 snakes, three crocodiles, five iguanas, 10 peacocks, and 20 hens.”

The CNN report also tells us: “The Capuchin monkey, named Botitas, or Little Boots, was just 6 months old and had been born at the zoo.”

This and countless other┬áconcentration camps — carefully branded as “zoos” by the tourism industry’s propaganda machine — have long operated with impunity in countries around the world.

Despite noble attempts by certain individuals and organizations to expose the human oppression of other animal species, the majority of humankind continues to ignore or deny the existence of such camps, giving prisoners little hope of liberation in their lifetimes.

2 Comments

  1. sandra barron wrote:

    They should not be allowed to have a zoo if they are so ill prepared to care for their animals. They could have put electric blankets and heaters in their cages and adequately protect them against the weather.
    They do not deserve to be allowed to refurbish their zoo, due to their neglect and incompetence.

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Permalink
  2. David Brensilver wrote:

    Sandra,

    These animals did not belong in a concentration camp in the first place.

    David

    Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 8:59 am | Permalink

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