Veterinary authority finds no evidence of negligence in sea lion death

The Regional Veterinary Authority in Ostrava found no evidence on Tuesday of negligence on the part of the Princ circus in the death of a sea lion it was transporting. The animal died en route during a major heat wave this week. A second specimen survived but had to be cooled with water. Both animals were being transferred in dry tanks. There are indications that the animal that died had a heart problem. Although there are no “maximum limits” regarding daytime temperatures the veterinary authority said he personally would have postponed the transport of the animals until the heat wave had passed. Temperatures in the Czech Republic in recent days have soared well over 30 degrees Celsius.

Author: Jan Velinger