May 11th, 2015 10:30 EST
Four Baby Goats, Baby Kangaroo Stolen From Zoo Feared Dead
"Four baby goats have been kidnapped and a 5-month-old baby kangaroo was snatched from its mother`s pouch at a zoo in eastern Wisconsin, police said.
Workers at the Special Memories Zoo in Greenville, Wis., reported the animals missing last week from their winter shelter a few miles from the small, family-owned zoo, a Outagamie County Sheriff`s Department dispatcher told The Washington Post. Authorities are investigating but still have no leads. And zookeepers fear the animals may not survive. "
The news is full of man`s inhumanity to man, but for some reason when I read about people committing sick and pointless crimes against animals, I find it especially disturbing.
The baby goats and the baby kangaroo will die within days, if not hours, away from the nurture and care of their mothers.
If the culprits are apprehended they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
The owners of the zoo have installed surveillance cameras; hopefully this tragedy won`t be repeated.