Otherwise healthy animals put down in order to prevent inbreeding

Anders Anglesey made this Freedom of Information request to Maryon Wilson and Greenwich Park

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Dear Maryon Wilson and Greenwich Park,

I would like the number of otherwise healthy animals put-down on your premises in order to prevent inbreeding since 2010.
I would also like to know the species of the otherwise healthy animals put-down to prevent inbreeding from occurring on your premises since 2010.
I would also like to know how the otherwise healthy animals were put down on your premises since 2010 in order to prevent inbreeding.

Yours faithfully,

Anders Anglesey

 

Dear Mr Anglesey

 

Ref No:- RFI/06719

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 10/02/2014
regarding animals put down to prevent inbreeding.

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

 

If you have any further queries about this request do not hesitate to
contact me.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any
future communications.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Eoin Joyce

Resource Planning & Performance Manager

Customer Services and ICT Strategy Division

Royal Borough of Greenwich

LGC Council of the Year 2013

 

' 020 8921 8931  À

*   The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London SE18 6HQ

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Dear Mr Anglesey

 

Freedom of Information request RFI/06719

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated  10/02/2014 shown
below regarding inbreeding .

 

You asked:

 

Dear Maryon Wilson and Greenwich Park,

 

I would like the number of otherwise healthy animals put-down on your
premises in order to prevent inbreeding since 2010.

I would also like to know the species of the otherwise healthy animals
put-down to prevent inbreeding from occurring on your premises since 2010.

I would also like to know how the otherwise healthy animals were put down
on your premises since 2010 in order to prevent inbreeding.

 

Our response:

 

The Royal Borough of Greenwich seeks advice from certified specialists on
the care and treatment of the animal stock at Maryon Wilson Animal Park.
Where possible, all efforts are undertaken to re-home all healthy animals
who need to be removed from the animal park in order to prevent
inbreeding. In very rare and isolated cases where the animal in question
cannot be re-homed or removed from the site, the animal may be put down.

 

From 1^st of January 2010 to the present date, one fallow deer buck was
put down in order to prevent inbreeding. In accordance with the Medicines
Restrictions on the Administration of Veterinary Medical Procedures
Regulations, darted deer are not allowed to be introduced to herds where
they may end up in the food chain. As the fallow deer buck could not be
introduced to a herd where this could be guaranteed, the animal was
humanely put-down by use of a dart gun followed by an injection. This was
carried out by a contracted specialist who was also responsible for the
disposal of the animal. 

 

The Borough of Greenwich is not responsible for Greenwich Park, which is
part of The Royal Parks.

 

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remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

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Hall, Wellington Street, Woolwich SE18 6PW.

 

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ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Eoin Joyce

Resource Planning & Performance Manager

Customer Services and ICT Strategy Division

Royal Borough of Greenwich

LGC Council of the Year 2013

 

' 020 8921 8931  À

*   The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London SE18 6HQ

8 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

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Royal Borough of Greenwich - LGC Council Of The Year 2013