Employees of the UK Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) with Geronimo the alpaca at Shepherds Close Farm in Wickwar, near London on Tuesday. Photo: PA Wire / DPA Employees of the UK Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) with Geronimo the alpaca at Shepherds Close Farm in Wickwar, near London on Tuesday. Photo: PA Wire / DPA
Employees of the UK Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) with Geronimo the alpaca at Shepherds Close Farm in Wickwar, near London on Tuesday. Photo: PA Wire / DPA
Britain

Geronimo the alpaca is killed by vets in UK after four-year battle to save him fails

  • The alpaca was carrying bovine tuberculosis and his death sentence pitted animal activists against the government
  • Helen Macdonald, who imported Geronimo from New Zealand in 2017, said the animal’s destruction was ‘barbaric’ and unscientific

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Employees of the UK Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) with Geronimo the alpaca at Shepherds Close Farm in Wickwar, near London on Tuesday. Photo: PA Wire / DPA Employees of the UK Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) with Geronimo the alpaca at Shepherds Close Farm in Wickwar, near London on Tuesday. Photo: PA Wire / DPA
Employees of the UK Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) with Geronimo the alpaca at Shepherds Close Farm in Wickwar, near London on Tuesday. Photo: PA Wire / DPA
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