Hockey players kill bat during game
An American junior hockey team is under fire from animal rights activists for killing a bat that flew into its arena during a game.
Coach Jon Cooper of the Green Bay Gamblers in Wisconsin on Wednesday defended his decision to send three of his players to go after the bat with sticks in hand. The Gamblers were playing the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders on Tuesday night when the bat showed up.
Tori Perry of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says the team should have tried to net the animal and release it.
But Cooper tells WLUK-TV the incident has turned into "Batgate," and says his concern was protecting the players and the hundreds of fans in the arena from any threat of rabies.
…………..Just shows the intelligence of the “Tree Hugging Brigade”