GB No. 11, spring 1993

Commentary to Adam Rymont Article


A few years back the public in [the industrial region of] Silesia was horrified by the reported killing of a camel in the Chorzów Zoo. The animal had been hacked to death (with a pickaxe!) by two drunks, apparently anxious to taste its meat.

Not so long afterwards, another atrocity in yet another zoo was reported. This time it was a drunk, who had been killed by a bear, having first sneaked or, maybe strayed, into the animal's cage, while in a drunken stupor.

Would this be then a perfect case of poetic justice?

Andrzej Żwawa

PS. 18.2.93 from the zoo in Gdansk-Oliwa: stolen female wolf, probably for fur...

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