PETA Questions Deaths of Michael Jackson's Giraffes
PETA wants two giraffes formally belonging to Michael Jackson to be removed from their current property after two other giraffes belonging to the late pop star died in a mysterious way.
“PETA recently learned that two of the giraffes have died and that the possible cause of death of at least one of the animals was improper feeding and/or exposure to cold temperatures,” a spokeswoman told Fox News . “If this is true...the remaining two giraffes must be removed as soon as possible.”
The giraffes were taken from Neverland in 2007 after Michael Jackson couldn't afford to keep them anymore, and they were taken to Arizona in to the Voices of the Wild Foundation, Inc.
PETA are now asking the police chief to investigate the giraffes' death and if possible, to pursue charges against Tom and Freddie Hancock, the owners of Voices of the Wild. They also want the other two giraffes removed and taken to a different facility.
Freddie Hancock said that both giraffes died, but that foul play was not a factor:
“Those animals are well taken care of," he said. "The animals are in a safe environment. They have somebody with them 24/7. They are being taken care of properly. These animals were part of our family.”
The cause of death is unknown.