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.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.