Taiwan zoo accused of feeding animals moldy food

Kaohsiung city councilor produces photos of moldy produce, urges Shoushan Zoo to take animals' health seriously

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/10/21
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(Lin Yu-kai photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Power Party Kaohsiung City Councilor Lin Yu-kai (林于凱) on Tuesday (Oct. 20) accused the southern city’s Shoushan Zoo of feeding low-quality, moldy food fruit and vegetables to its animals.

Shoushan Zoo said it has four procedures for managing the storage of animals' food, which is stored at temperatures between 5-10 degrees Celsius, according to a CNA report. In response to the city councilor's accusation, Kaohsiung Tourism Bureau Director Chou Ling-wen (周玲妏) promised to tighten oversight of the food, saying that controls, penalties, and an inspection mechanism will be incorporated into next year’s bidding process.

She added that the budget for zoo animal food will also be increased next year.

Lin said he had warned the city’s tourism bureau about the food in August and that the bureau had said it would remedy the problem with different types of sustenance.    [FULL  STORY]

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