April 22, 2024

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Petition Pushing to Free Tigers From Denver Downtown Aquarium

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Kylie Bates spent sixty days in jail walking in circles on a concrete floor.

She was arrested in Kansas last December after refusing to stop when a cop tried to pull her over for speeding, Bates says. The chase ended with police spike-stripping her car and Bates behind bars. As the weeks in confinement slowly passed, she paced back and forth, unable to feel the sun or touch the grass, and her mind kept returning to one thing: tigers.

The tigers in Denver’s Downtown Aquarium. Two years before she was locked up, while in college in Fort Collins, Bates tried to write a class essay on the living conditions of the tigers in the aquarium, which has been criticized for years over the animals’ small, indoor, rocky enclosure. Bates says the aquarium stonewalled her when she tried to get…

Hannah Metzger

2024-02-22 16:43:00

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