The owners of an animal sanctuary in Colorado that recently euthanized all of its animals claim they were forced to do so by the government.
Owners of the Lion’s Gate Sanctuary said they had to humanely euthanize three lions, three tigers and five bears in April after the Elbert County Board of Commissioners denied their request to move to a new location. Dr. Joan Laub and her partner Peter Winney wanted to build a sanctuary on a 45-acre property near Elizabeth instead, according to The Coloradoan.
The original property had endured multiple floods and according to co-owner Laub, they felt they had “no other option” to protect the animals if they wouldn’t be allowed to move the sanctuary.
But the Keenesburg Wild Animal Sanctuary had “publicly offered to care for the animals at their facility if Lion’s Gate was unable to do so,” according to a statement released by three county commissioners.
The commissioners also said that they were promised the sanctuary would continue its operations as normal, regardless of the county’s ultimate ruling. “Given these facts, the news that Lion’s Gate euthanized all 11 animals at the same time and so shortly after the decision to deny the move comes as a shock,” they said.
Uh, so not a great look for this animal ‘sanctuary’ to pretty much just have a weird animal execution event on a random day because the County Board of Commissioners denied their request to move to a new location. Most people who are looking to protect exotic animals would look for other options but not Lion’s Gate. They said ‘fuck it’ and went on a murder spree.1
This is the equivalent to a parent coming down hard on their super sensitive kid for doing poorly on a test so the next day the little kid goes into school and fails more tests on purpose. Wait, is this animal sanctuary being run by little kids? That’s the only explanation.
Shout out to Lions Gate Sanctuary for being the least safe location for animals of all time. The dentist who killed Cecil the Lion last year is shaking his head in disgust at this act.
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- I’m just imagining a conveyor belt of animals being chopped up. ↵