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book12Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings.

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Baltimore Zoo Partners with PETA to Use Large Carnivores for City Animal Control

Actually By Jack “Guns” McGee · December 27, 2013

From Stupend.us

Curator’s Comment: It’s nice to see zoos (who the AAM thinks of as museums) partnering with other organizations and thinking outside of the cage.

Baltimore, MD. Baltimore Zoo announced an unlikely partnership with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, in an animal control program that is the first of it’s kind in the nation. The program entitled the “Natural Order Feeding Program” is a scheduled release of GPS tagged large carnivores including lions, bears, and packs of hyena’s into downtown Baltimore in an effort to curb the stray animal population that has exploded out of control.

Lions are effective killers but critics question their use in an urban environment. © atira – Fotolia.com

PETA, once at odds with the Baltimore Zoo, has heralded this as a “common sense solution” to control the nuisance animal population while avoiding shooting or enslaving “our poor animal brothers and sisters.” Instead the “natural order found in nature fixes the problem that nature has created.” (read more)