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Maggie, Confined in Dublin Zoo for 24 years. A.F.A.R Statement

Posted in Blood Sports / Entertainment by Glô! on the April 20th, 2008

Orangutan escapes from Dublin Zoo

The story An adventurous orang-utan went on-the-run on the 5th of April 08 in Dublin Zoo making a bold bid for freedom after 24 years in captivity.

Normally protective mother Maggie left her baby Mujur behind and managed to enjoy an hour on the loose wandering around in front of her enclosure. Zookeepers believe the 26-year-old ape made a long stretch for branches at the edge of the compound, grabbed a wall and climbed over at around midday.The alarm was raised within minutes but it was an hour before zookeepers managed to confront Maggie and shoot her with a tranquilliser dart gun.

The Alliance for Animal Rights (AFAR) is saddened by hearing of the Oranutan Maggie s bid to find freedom yesterday even to the point of leaving her baby The understandably frustrated animal has been confined in an enclosure for 24 years, more than the length of a sentence that would be imposed on a human for the crime of murder.

Zoos are but Prisons to non human animals, yet they have not committed any crime. Those in captivity are driven insane, deprived of a natural life and are


basically kept imprisoned for life so that our species can amuse themselves.
Zoos are a throwback to the menageries of Victorian times. They should be abolished in this day and age as they are cruel and archaic.

Just like blacks are not made for whites nor are women made for men these animals are not on this planet to serve humans. Its their world too.

Bernie Wright,
Spokesperson AFAR.
087 2651720

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