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Sea Lion Dies After Being Moved Without Water

Sea Lion Dies After Being Moved Without Water

Circus bosses who let a sea lion die in sweltering heat after transporting it between two towns in a dry tank are being probed by cops.

The eight-year-old sea lion, and his brother Dina, 9, were being moved to Karvina in the south of the Czech Republic from another town 40 miles away.

But cruel circus bosses decided to transport the two in blistering 30 degrees heat without putting them in water, as the empty tanks would weigh less and they could drive faster.

Fire brigade spokesman Petr Kudela said: "We received a call from police that had stopped the truck saying that a sea lion was not well.

"Both were being moved in an empty water tank on the back of a trailer.

"The driver said that he wasn’t allowed to transport water by the circus management. They wanted the animals delivered quickly and had insisted the tank remain empty.

"We filled the tank with gallons of water but it was too late for one of them," he added, saying: "Luckily, the other survived."

Police spokesman Zlatuse Viackova said: "We have launched criminal proceedings for neglect of an animal.

"According to law, neglecting the necessary care of an animal, may be punished by imprisonment of up to six months."

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