Cold Comfort, Part 2

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The Saint Louis Zoo called back, in the person of spokeswoman Janet Powell, who tells us she might comment at a later date about today's announcement by the United States Department of Agriculture that the zoo has been fined $7,500 in connection with the 2005 deaths of two polar bears, Churchill and Penny.

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But not today.

Meantime, here's some reading material, in the form of the USDA's consent decision and the federal agency's initial complaint regarding the deaths.

-Kathleen McLaughlin

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