HSUS and SeaWorld condemn attack on flamingo at Busch Gardens

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Tampa, Florida: A Flamingo named Pinky from Busch Gardens, died on Tuesday after being attacked by a park guest Joseph Anthony Corrao. The 19-year-old Chilean flamingo, was injured and later suffered traumatic injuries. Joseph, 45, was arrested by Tampa Police Department and charged with felony animal cruelty.

This flamingo was known for her dancing skills, surprisingly it was not a trained behavior and so Pinky was very famous among the park visitors. Busch Gardens guest across all social media platform criticize this incident Matt Jungels a resident of Elburn, Illinois said “All you people need to stop blaming Busch Gardens for his incident. Where is the accountability of the guest who caused this incident? People are responsible for their choices and actions, not the park.”

SeaWorld, the owner of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, and The Humane Society of the United States strongly condemn the cruel attack on a flamingo named Pinky at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida, and will urge authorities to pursue the case with vigor.

13886323_546746955525749_7476904204994608137_n“SeaWorld will strongly urge prosecution in this case, and for any person who engages in this sort of cruel behavior towards animals,” said Joel Manby, president and CEO of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. “Pinky was a beloved member of the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay family, and she will be sorely missed. Our Ambassador team members are appalled by this incident, and I am sure they share my view that our state must have a zero-tolerance policy for this kind of cruelty.”

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The HSUS, added: “People who abuse animals often don’t stop there, and pose a violent risk to the rest of society. That’s why we’ve worked to fortify the legal framework across the country to punish malicious animal cruelty as a serious offense.”

Image Courtesy:
Carol Dell, Former Teacher at Sacred Heart Academy, From Tampa, Florida
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