10 Nov, 2020 @ 19:35
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Hundreds of mistreated animals rescued from illegal zoo in Spain’s Murcia region

Hundreds Of Mistreated Animals Rescued From Illegal Zoo In Spain S Murcia Region

AN ILLEGAL zoo that housed 572 animals in appalling conditions has been raided by Murcia’s Guardia Civil.

A 62-year-old Spaniard was arrested and charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty on his farm in Lorca.

The animals were not fed properly or given access to water.

A significant number were caged and many were sick from a range of diseases.

The extensive menagerie included three horses, 161 exotic birds, 15 Vietnamese pigs, 15 dogs, 17 goats, and 82 pigeons.

Two of the horses were unable to walk as they suffered from excessive hoof growth.

Most of the animals are now being looked after at the El Valle Wildlife Recovery Centre in Murcia

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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