Director of Mexican Zoo Allegedly Killed and Cooked Four Pygmy Goats for Holiday Party

The former director of a zoo in southern Mexico, José Rubén Nava, allegedly killed four of the zoo’s pygmy goats and had them cooked for a holiday party. According to officials, an investigation found that several of the zoo’s other animals had also been sold, traded, or eaten under Nava’s orders. It is not clear whether Nava has been formally charged in this case, but Fernando Ruiz Gutierrez, the state environment department's director of wildlife, said: “This put the health of the people who ate them at risk, because these animals were not fit for human consumption.”