General Article Olympic opening plans branded 'wholly irresponsible'

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Leading animal protection charity, the Captive Animals’ Protection Society (CAPS), has today spoken out against plans to recreate a rural landscape including live animals within the Olympic Stadium at the opening event of this summer’s games. The charity labelled the event, designed by acclaimed director, Danny Boyle, ‘wholly irresponsible’ and said that the plans have triggered a wave of opposition amongst its supporters and the general public.
News reports yesterday announced that 12 horses, three cows, two goats, ten chickens, ten ducks, nine geese, 70 sheep and three sheepdogs will be used as part of the event named ‘Isles Of Wonder’ and was immediately met with concern by organisations and individuals alike.
Said the Director of CAPS, Liz Tyson:
‘With 62,000 people in attendance, the noise, the lights and the charged atmosphere, it beggars belief that the Olympic Committee is allowing this to happen. It should be obvious that this event has the potential to be terrifying for the a...

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