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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Zoo Lesson: Man Cruelest Animal The Cedar Rapids Gazette. Wed.. Ort. 31. I*7J IU Boh (onsidine NKW YORK - Ness N (irk s firs! zoo scorns to have boon a bear pit dug in Prosper! park. Brooklyn, shortly after the Civil war Now there are six zoos iii the city The cost of imprisoning the poor creatures runs to about $:t, fit It ll it it I a year. or about half of the sum the I S toughed up for Alaska, about the same time the bear was dumped in his Brooklyn hole Zoos. of course, are almost as old as the cruelest of all animals, man emperor Wen of the Chou dynasty maintained one in the 12th centon It C. Nebuchadnezzar kept lions; Solomon, in all his glory and wisddom.    detained monkeys and peacocks. Aristotle asked some of Ale xander's officers and men to bring him home some live and exotic animals    Octavius Augustus was pleased to announce. 29 years before the birth of Christ, that he had assembled a menagerie of 420 tigers. 2Hh lions. HH crocodiles, and a random assortment of panthers, cheetahs, elephants, eagles, bears, and even a rhino and a hippo So zoos, schmoos they generally aren't news, unless it s a case of the giant pandas that Chou Kn-lai sent to the National zoo in Washington in exchange for a couple of our wart-hogs, or something; or the gorilla family altercation that resulted in the breaking of the arm of the Central park zoo s infant Patty Cake Hue and Cry However, what is indeed news is that for the first time in a long time there has been raised not only a hue but a cry about the conditions to which the captive and captivity-born animals are subjected in the New York zoos The voice crying in the wilderness is that of a young zoo attendant named Raymond Fitzgerald, a keeper at the same zoo where the bear of old was trapped. The other day he locked himself in a room in the monkey holist' and used the phone to inform the media that zoo animals there and iii general were dying left and right for want of proper care This was the bald truth But Fitzgerald was hustled off to a hospital tor “observation " and suspended from his JtH.tMMt-a-year job. although he made a most lucid case. His zoo and others have too many animals crowded into too little space, and not enough veterinarians interested in caring for them when they become ill Or begin dying of sheer ennui of their life terms % Animals* Friend ( leveland Amory, animals* best friend and most fearless champion, organized a picket line and pamphlet • distributing group at the Central park zoo not too long ago Zoo officials didn t even notice it lor a month or two. then wondered why there should be so much commotion The commotion centered on the fact that zoos by and large are operated today with all the insensitivity and neglect that prevailed in this country a century ago. There has been less zoo expertise revealed than even human prison reform, which is further aggravated by the fact that none of the animals ever was convicted of a crime Amory explodes against anti animal freaks m eloquently as he puts down incomi>etent <*r inhuman zoo curators As founder and director of “The Fund for \mmals. Inc this gifted reporter recently com monied iii a pamphlet on tile deaths of two New York City zoo favorites “Skandy,” the gentle! entral park zoos jxdar bear, was shot and killed He had been tor inented by a man who had already been warned away from other cages When the man stuck his arm into the cage Skandy grabbed it A policeman came lip and shot Skandy dead “Cop Shoots Vicious Bear-’, read the headline iii one newspaper The headline was wrong the cop was wrong, the man was wrong and the zoo as wrong LAFF - A - DAY III Prospect park zoo a gang of youths got into the deer cage and boat to death with a leather belt and heavy buckle a three year-old european fallow deer The deer had been about to give birth " Amory s new book “Man kind’’'' <published by Harper and How >. is the definitive diatribe against zoos and the most articulate description of man s eternal war against creatures we describe as “wild " Then* are more muggings iii Cent rat park each ♦ night than among the savage untamed'* iii its zoo Helen Gurley Brown, editor ol < os mo po 111 h ii magazine dropped a note to her friend ( ass Canfield, of Harper and How when Amory s book appeared last week It read I don't give quotes —- even for friends But for this book. I have to It made me laugh and it made me < rv and it made me mad.” lf you are the keeper of a cat Japan's National Railway Reports $1.5 Billion Loss ?a Az_ dog parrot ming the you’ll agree Bob Considine .goldfish or lem chances are that TOKYO (CPI) - Japan’s government-controlled railway system registered a record loss of $1 52 billion in the 1973 fiscal year ending March .‘ll the ministry of transportation said It said that Japan National Railways lost money on ail but three of the 255 lines it operates Transportation Minister Masatoshi Tokunaga said one cause for the large deficit was the government’s failure to carry out a major fare increase last October. The only big profit maker was the Shinkansen line, whose 150-mile an hour trains link Tokyo with Osaka. Japan’s second largest city The ministry said the Shinkansen line earned a profit $515 million Japan National Railway trains carry about 75 percent of Japan’s rail freight and about half its passengers. 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