In the '90s, we in the Puget Sound region displayed a commitment to freeing animals that was matched only by our passion for locking up

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Claws célèbres

Instant Nostalgia Issue

In the '90s, we in the Puget Sound region displayed a commitment to freeing animals that was matched only by our passion for locking up human beings. We put more people in prison than ever before; we ended welfare as we know it. But we were always ready to extend a compassionate helping hand to the animals suffering in our midst. How well do you remember these cause c鬨bres? Try to match the description with the animal's nom de media.

1. Baby Face

2. Buddy

3. Flo

4. Keiko

5. Kelsie

6. Ivan

7. Pasado

8. Red

a. beloved donkey whose death at the hands of two Bellevue teenagers spurred new laws making intentional animal cruelty a felony

b. beloved killer whale much doted on by billionaire recluse Craig McCaw and surgically altered loony Michael Jackson

c. beloved Chesapeake Bay retriever who was killed instantly when she picked up an M-80 lit by a neighborhood teenager, who was tried as an adult

d. beloved 350-pound grizzly bear and research subject at WSU, whose diet of dog food, grass, and road-killed deer was objected to by the Humane Society

e. beloved gray whale who sought the protection of kayak-borne environmentalists

f. beloved Arabian mare from the Bridle Trails neighborhood who was impaled by a 4-foot wooden stake, an event ultimately deemed an accident

g. beloved yellow Lab puppy who was shot at with a pellet gun by his Mercer Island neighbor: Seattle Times publisher and sports stadium publicist Frank Blethen

h. beloved gorilla who lived most of his life at the B&I Shopping Mall in South Tacoma and was eventually moved to a zoo in Atlanta on the condition that his name never be changed and he never be subjected to sperm collection

Answers: 1f, 2e, 3d, 4b, 5c, 6h, 7a, 8g

 
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