from the ASPCA weekly newsletter:
BREAKING NEWS: CATSKILL GAME FARM CLOSES; ANIMALS IN JEOPARDY
On Monday, October 9, Catskill Game Farm opened its doors to the public for the last time. Stories about the facility touted the end of an eraâ€”73 years of entertaining generations of children who visited the farm animals and captive wildlife housed at the Greene County facility in New York State. But receiving far less attention is the plight of the more than one thousand animals who faithfully served those generations of families.
Despite offers by animal welfare groups to provide permanent sanctuary or adoptive homes for the animals, most will be auctioned off to the highest bidder on October 18â€”along with the farm equipment, amusement park rides and a garbage truck.
Bidders at the auction will undoubtedly include those in search of exotic inventory for â€œcanned huntâ€
Never make someone a priority in your life when that someone treats you like an option.