Published On: Thu, Apr 14th, 2016

WATCH: Zoo Owner Whose Tiger Was in ‘Life of Pi’ Charged With Animal Cruelty

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A Canadian zoo owner whose Bengal tiger starred in the “Life of Pi” resigned Wednesday after he was charged with five counts of animal cruelty.

The allegations first arose last December, after animal rights activists posted an undercover video online purporting to show the owner, Michael Hackenberger, whipping a tiger.

 

In a statement posted late Wednesday to the Bowmanville Zoo’s Facebook page, Hackenberger said that while he was “not guilty of the charges” against him, “the welfare of the zoo and the animals that it serves has always been my principal concern. To this end I am standing down from the position of Director of Bowmanville Zoo until such time as this legal matter is resolved.”..

Read the full story at ABC, by TIM STELLOH

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