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Michael Jackson Giraffes Die

Written by Vegetarian Star on January 15th, 2010 in Animal Issues, Male Singers.

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Thriller and Sabu may be living a luxurious life in an animal sanctuary, but Michael Jackson‘s giraffes aren’t doing so well.

Two of the animals that once made their home at the Neverland Ranch have died in the past few months, one in November and the other this month.

PETA is concerned the animals died from neglect and is asking the city to confiscate the remaining animals.

“We’re asking the city of Page to confiscate the two remaining giraffes and relocate them to a facility that can provide them with appropriate care before it’s too late,” the group said in a statement.

Foul play is not suspected at this time.

The owners of the land the giraffes were living on in Page, Arizona, Freddie and Tom Hancock said, “We’ve had them for 3½ years, and they are like our children. We’re just absolutely devastated by the death of these giraffes.”

The Hancocks were supposed to pay $100,000 to insure the giraffes, and claimed officials never gave them the papers to get the process going.

The money has not been received and the city is in the process of evicting the couple from the land.

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