Pretenders Review Zoo
The Pretenders will play the city’s
That was because the farm animals wind up where they would on farms that don’t have dairy as their primary income.
“[I’m] sorry for the inconvenience of moving our show in Minneapolis,” Hynde said in a statement. “I had serious misgivings when I found out it was to be held in a zoo and although [the Minnesota Zoo] seems to have some very good policies, the fact that the animals in their petting zoo go on to be slaughtered at the end of the season left me decidedly unable to perform there.”
Zoo spokeswoman Kelly Lessard told St. Paul’s Star-Tribune the petting zoo includes graphics of the animal production process. The pigs, goats and calves are sold at a livestock auction at the end of every summer.
“We’ve never hidden our mission,” Lessard told the paper.
The Pretenders would have played on the zoo grounds at the 1,400-capacity