Wildlife group appeals against wallaby killings at Cottesloe Zoo

Wildlife group appeals against wallaby killings at Cottesloe Zoo

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A court has upheld the convictions of the zoo’s owners and staff who were found guilty last year of illegally killing crows.

Key points: Court upholds conviction of owner James Jones

Two of zoo’s staff are dead, two more to be sentenced today

The court also struck down two of nine crows shot to death

Mr Jones, a former zoo worker, was found guilty of nine charges of possessing endangered animals without a licence.

He had been sentenced to an additional six months’ detention after he pleaded guilty in April.

The charges relate to two of the crows, a female and a male.

The court heard that while crows are naturally territorial, many of them are aggressive and aggressive at zoo events.

Two of the nine crows fatally shot to death at the Cottesloe Zoo in 2015 were taken in an e더킹카지노xperimental treatment programme.

The court heard the crows had been shot using a specially modified rifle, while a third was shot after it came out of a bush.

Judge Michael Johnson, sentenced Mr Jones on Tuesday, said the “brazen” crime in 2013 amounted to an act of “animal cruelty, organised and unauthorised”.

The former zoo worker had said he had no regrets and did not want any part in the deaths of the crows and would continue to fight for his actions.

Mr Jones also said that if his conviction was overturned he would consider taking h카지노 사이트is case to the High Court to seek review of his sentence.

The zoo’s board of trustees had earlier accepted “some minor” fault in the shooting of the crows but said the death was an accident and the park’s management had done everything it could to prevent such incidents happening in the future.

The zoo’s animal care manager, Peter Brown, has said he had no idea why crows came out of the bush at Cottesloe Zoo.

He said: “The wild and free nature of crows mean that any situation they are in is completely normal… in their natural habitat, they hunt game all the time and that’s what caused the incident at Cottesloe.”

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