Animals: Donkeys Saved

Because the strapped park board of Dallas, Tex. considered the nine lions in its zoo of greater civic benefit than 25 donkeys which a onetime mayor had bought, it announced last month that it would kill the donkeys, feed them "to the lions (TIME, June 27). Last week the announcement brought the response the board had doubtless expected. From his estate near Philadelphia, Walter McKinney, onetime Texan, telegraphed an offer of $187.50 for the 25 donkeys at $7.50 each, ordered them shipped via Southern Steamship Co. (of which he is assistant to...

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