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Last updated on Thursday, November 15, 2007
(INDIANAPOLIS) - Just days after a fire killed several animals at the Indianapolis Zoo, an animal rights group is calling for a federal investigation.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent a letter to the Us Department of Agriculture demanding an investigation. PETA also wants zoo officials to be charged for their roles in the animals' deaths, if it's determined the zoo was negligent.
Zoo officials won't say much about the allegations. Spokeswoman Sarah Burnette says The Critter Corner, where the fire happened, has not been re-opened. She also says Indianapolis fire investigators are still looking into a cause for the fire.
Dozens of animals remain hospitalized on-site, as a result of the fire. The fire began early Saturday in the corner of a holding room. Three turtles, a snake, two birds, an armadillo, two rodents, and several hissing cockroaches were killed.
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