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The zoo keeper felt immense sorrow at finding the dead turtle in the enclosure as it was over a century old.
No one could deny the withdrawal of funding was playing a sad part in the demise of animals in captivity and bringing to an end the breeding programmes for those threatened with extinction.
The faceless sycophants to government were hyprocrites saying they cared for the future when there was no justice in the way the democratic powers were being so ruthless in their cutbacks. The only trump card left to get their point across now was to lay the carcasses at their door.