PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants an investigation into the Portland Aquarium after news earlier this week of a “death log” that showed hundreds of marine animals died.
KXAN's sister station in Portland, KOIN, reported Thursday that PETA sent the letter to the Oregon Humane Society and asked that criminal charges be brought against the owners of the aquarium. The Oregon Humane Society has already launched an investigation into the claims.
Brothers Vince and Ammon Covino own and operate aquariums in Portland and Boise, Idaho, and are setting up in Northwest Austin and plan to open that aquarium by December.
The death log, publicly revealed by a former employee, allegedly showed sharks, sea horses and eels died at the private aquarium.
Current employees argue the death log is being taken out of context because it includes things like baby feeder fish, and doesn’t take into account things like the aquarium getting a 10-year-old fish — with a life expectancy of 10 years — that then dies.
One woman died early Wednesday after several shots were fired at a North Austin mechanic shop.
The Texas Department of Public Safety along with the U.S. Drug Enforcement agency and local authorities raided what they said Wednesday was a methamphetamine operation based in Burnet County.
UPDATE // The two teenage girls missing since Saturday night were found safe at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Leander police said.
FEMA teams will be back in Southeast Austin to assess damage to public property like roads, bridges, and parks.
State Sen. Wendy Davis, a 2014 Democratic candidate for Texas governor, released her tax returns for the past three years.
A 13-year-old girl was kidnapped from Flatonia School and released about an hour later on Monday, but authorities are still looking for the kidnapper.