Minister who entered tiger cage apologises

Minister who entered tiger cage apologises

STAFF WRITER 19:34 HRS IST

New Delhi, Aug 22 (PTI) Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Balasaheb Thorat, who was in the midst of a row for allegedly violating the Wildlife Act by entering a tiger’s cage, today apologised for his act admitting he had committed a mistake.

Sources said Thorat spoke to Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh today on phone about the incident and is understood to have accepted his “mistake.”

They said Thorat is likely to publicly apologise for patting the tiger inside the cage at Maharajbagh zoo in Nagpur as his action had drawn flak from conservationists which said it was a violation of zoo rules and Wildlife Protection Act.

Incidentally, the Zoo authorities had given a clean chit to the minister saying “by entering the cage, he had done no wrong.”

Shocked by the incident, the ministry had demanded a report from the zoo authorities.

http://www.ptinews.com/news/243093_Minister-who-entered-tiger-cage-apologises

https://bigcatrescue.org

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

Jaguar escape gives English park a fright

The new owners of a Devon wildlife park faced a serious challenge four days ...

Scaredy-cat tigers

Scaredy-cat tigers 11.30.2009 For Information About White Tigers Visit:https://bigcatrescue.org/cats/wild/white_tigers.htm Zoo-keepers in China say their ...

BCR leopards answer the call to save tigers in Indochina

How does picking up after our leopards help save tigers in Indochina??   Big ...