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PETA, City Council approves zoo plan; Roswell City Council passes the Spring River Park and Zoo master plan with approval from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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Reporter’s note: This story has been edited for clarity.

At Thursday’s City Council meeting, PETA Director Brittany Peet came from Washington D.C. to approve the Spring River Park and Zoo master plan.

Brittany Peet, the director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement, speaks before the Roswell City Council on Thursday night at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. Peet said People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Foundation (PETA) supports the zoo master plan. (Alison Penn Photo)

Alan Edmonds of the Animal Protection of New Mexico and shared his support while the agenda item was approved.

Jay Pratte of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium wrote the first report to PETA about dire straights of the zoo.

Pratte works for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and said the expressed views in his report on Spring River Zoo are his ideas alone for this consultation, without a correlation to the Omaha Zoo. 

 Jim Burress, Director of Parks and Recreation said Albuquerque Biological Park is joining together in a partnership between zoos to mutually provide enrichment for the animals.

More coverage of this meeting will appear in a later edition.

City reporter Alison Penn can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or at reporter04@rdrnews.com.