Florida: Cruelty in the Magic Kingdom

Notes FLORIDA Cruelty in the Magic Kingdom

Donald Duck should be thankful he is a Disney cartoon character and not a real bird at Walt Disney World's Discovery Island zoological park. After a two- month investigation by the Florida game and freshwater fish commission, the state attorney's office and the Federal Government have filed suit against the company and five employees for alleged cruelty to animals. Among the charges: firing rifles at hawks, beating vultures to death with sticks, and disturbing the nests and eggs of egrets.

In an apparent attempt to control the bird population, Disney had asked for a license to relocate protected wildlife away from...

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