Animal rights group calls for local park to shut down

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KXII Staff
8/23/2012

An animal rights group is calling for a local animal park to be shut down after two chimpanzees got out of their cage last Friday.

An eye witness called the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) after they saw the two chimps escape at GW Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood.

After about an hour on the loose, the animals were lured back in their cage with popsicles.

No one was hurt, but PETA officials say the incident was caused by employee carelessness. That's grounds to have their license revoked.

Officials with the exotic animal park want to set the story straight.

Joe Schreibvogel, park director, told us his side of the story on First News at Five.

Click the video link to watch.

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