Pinerolo

Tigers who killed owner to be transferred

Widow opposed, 'I worry for their future'

Tigers who killed owner to be transferred

Pinerolo, July 10 - Ten tigers including one who mauled to death her 72-year-old owner last week will be transferred Thursday from a zoological park in Pinerolo, outside Turin, to zoos in Pombia and Ravenna in northern Italy and Fasano in the south. Their owner Mauro Laggiard was killed on July 2 by Samir, one of the tigers, after he had entered her cage to feed her. Transferring the tigers over security concerns had been an issue for the past three years, since the zoological park where they lived was closed. The animals had already attacked their owner before. However Laggiard had always opposed their transfer and his widow Carla Agosteo on Wednesday criticized the decision. "I dedicated my life to these animals, I know them and understand them and now I am worried for their future," she said. "My husband died because he didn't listen to me, I had warned him that Samir was nervous".

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