April 22, 2012
Wuppertal, Germany
Baby polar bear Anori - half sister to Knut - plays at Wuppertal Zoo, Germany (via Telegraph)

Wuppertal, Germany

Baby polar bear Anori - half sister to Knut - plays at Wuppertal Zoo, Germany (via Telegraph)

January 6, 2012
Germany: cops shoot cat
Police officers shot dead a cat in the western city of Wuppertal on Thursday, after it was brought to their police station apparently in pain.
Stefan H., a 41-year-old laboratory technician, told the Bild newspaper that, while he was out for a walk with a friend, he found the female cat in a plastic bag underneath a rubbish bin in the street.
“We immediately warmed the cat,” he said. “She was whimpering but did not have any outward injuries.”
Two policemen intended to take the cat to the police, but then one decided to shoot it.
They said later they wanted to spare the animal any more pain.
Police spokesman Detlev Rüther said, “we are checking if the legal preconditions for the action were in place. The officers could face disciplinary action.” (via The Local)

Germany: cops shoot cat

Police officers shot dead a cat in the western city of Wuppertal on Thursday, after it was brought to their police station apparently in pain.

Stefan H., a 41-year-old laboratory technician, told the Bild newspaper that, while he was out for a walk with a friend, he found the female cat in a plastic bag underneath a rubbish bin in the street.

“We immediately warmed the cat,” he said. “She was whimpering but did not have any outward injuries.”

Two policemen intended to take the cat to the police, but then one decided to shoot it.

They said later they wanted to spare the animal any more pain.

Police spokesman Detlev Rüther said, “we are checking if the legal preconditions for the action were in place. The officers could face disciplinary action.” (via The Local)

December 31, 2011
Wuppertal, Germany
Baby elephant Uli resists the weigh-in at the zoo’s annual inventory (via guardian.co.uk)

Wuppertal, Germany

Baby elephant Uli resists the weigh-in at the zoo’s annual inventory (via guardian.co.uk)

December 30, 2011
Wuppertal, Germany
Keepers at the Wuppertal Zoo are counting, measuring and weighing the 4,500 animals (500 species) there, an annual task (via BBC News)

Wuppertal, Germany

Keepers at the Wuppertal Zoo are counting, measuring and weighing the 4,500 animals (500 species) there, an annual task (via BBC News)

June 22, 2011
Germany: After violence, fearful Wuppertal tries to ban Facebook shindig
A week after a similar party turned chaotic, authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia state are desperately trying to ban a July 1 bash organized on Facebook that they fear could become unsafe. (via The Local)

Germany: After violence, fearful Wuppertal tries to ban Facebook shindig

A week after a similar party turned chaotic, authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia state are desperately trying to ban a July 1 bash organized on Facebook that they fear could become unsafe. (via The Local)

June 18, 2011
Sixteen injuries in Facebook-posted party 
A huge party in the western town of Wuppertal organized anonymously via Facebook resulted in a fight with police on Friday night. There were 16 injuries and three people were charged with bodily harm and breaching the peace.
(via The Local)

Sixteen injuries in Facebook-posted party

A huge party in the western town of Wuppertal organized anonymously via Facebook resulted in a fight with police on Friday night. There were 16 injuries and three people were charged with bodily harm and breaching the peace.

(via The Local)

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