Saturday, October 16, 2021

Hog Wild at the Zoo

 Some Red River Hogs did a little jailbreak last summer  WLBT reported:

 Days after the city of Jackson announced it had received its three-year operator’s license, documents obtained through an open records request reveal that hogs at the Jackson Zoological Park had been confined to their night quarters for months, while sanitation problems were reported in an area used to store animal feed.

Last summer, reports revealed that the zoo’s Red River Hogs had been left in their nighttime enclosures for seven months. And while work was ongoing to repair their exhibit, three of the animals escaped. Two hogs were recaptured almost immediately but another was able to elude zookeepers for several days.

Sanitation issues were reported in the bulk food storage area adjacent to the zoo’s kitchen, with inspections revealing that the walk-in freezer was not working and that rodents had chewed into several bags of food being stored there.

Parks and Recreation Director Ison Harris said the city has addressed those concerns, as evidenced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recent decision to grant the city a new three-year operator’s license.....

However, the hogs were also more prone to fighting while they were cooped up. On August 31, 2020, an adult male hog named Wesley “was observed to have a laceration on the left side of his neck/shoulder... which was managed by the attending veterinarian.” The same hog was said to have received another “deep laceration on the left side of his neck/shoulder” in October.

A second male, named Bread, “was observed to be acutely unwilling or unable to stand on October 21, 2020, and it was thought that this injury was a result of fighting with herd males.”

Pierce, the female that went missing after escaping her enclosure on July 22, 2020. She was recaptured on July 22. When she was put back in her enclosure, Pierce was attacked her herd mates, “resulting in several bite wounds to her ears, legs, and abdomen, including a bite wound on the left front leg that resulted in non-weight bearing lameness,” the USDA reported.... Article


Anonymous said...

so the USDA were either paid off, or talked to by someone.

it’s clear that the current mayor is going to keep this place open no matter what.

Anonymous said...

Boy mayor Chowke has to keep the zoo open, because it is his magnet for tourism in Jackistan. I heard that tourists are coming from as far as Clinton and Raymond to visit.

Anonymous said...

It sucks to be an animal. You think it would be any better to be a hog in the wild? You're gonna get messed with by the male hogs and eaten by some animal eventually.

Anonymous said...

The zoo was a mob hit. We had a great plan in place to move it to Lefleurs, where people would actually visit it, but Chokwee strong-armed the Zoological Society using cooked up water bills to steal the animals. Then he tried to sell it off to some Dubai based shadow company to line his pockets a bit only for that to fall through. The zoo is in a shithole, and we will never see tourism return until it is moved.

Anonymous said...

It is flat out immoral to treat the animals this way. It is disgusting, and Jackson and the whole of Mississippi should be ashamed to let it happen.

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