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Friday, January 4, 2013

Justice for Parmesan? Reston Zoo Director Gets 30 Days in Wallaby Drowning

Kids, listen up. sad wallaby.jpegDon't drown the wallaby if you can't serve the time.

A woman who has served as the director of the Reston Zoo pleaded guilty to animal cruelty in connection with the drowning of an injured wallaby as part of a deal with prosecutors, according to the Virginia State Attorney General’s Office.

Meghan Mogensen, 27, of Silver Spring, was sentenced to one month in jail and is barred from making decisions about the care or euthanasia of any animal if she serves as an animal caretaker or manager of a zoo or sanctuary.

Under the terms of the deal, a second charge for possession of an animal euthanasia drug without a license was dropped.

Mogensen was found guilty on both charges in Fairfax County General District Court in September, but she appealed the convictions to the county’s circuit court. She entered her guilty plea there on Friday.
Earlier coverage here, though what else is there to say, really, besides "drowned wallaby."

1 comment:

  1. In addition to the 30 days, spaying would have been appropriate.


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