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Save the Drama for the Llama

Caroline Westlake, 30, and Adam Davies worked together at the London (England) Zoo where Westlake was a meerkat keeper, and Davies worked with the llamas. At a Christmas party, Westlake saw Davies with Kate Sanders, who worked in the monkey enclosure, and an argument ensued. “Things were being said on both sides that shouldn’t have been said,” Sanders admits. “I told her I’d seen a text she sent him asking him out for a drink while we were still dating, and the next thing I know I was hit in the face with something very hard.” Westlake had hit Sanders in the face with a wine glass, shattering the glass and cutting Sanders’s face. Sanders was rushed to the hospital where she received five stitches, and now has a permanent scar. Westlake was fired from her job, charged with assault, and found guilty. She was recently sentenced to 12 months of community service, ordered to pay 800 pounds (US$1,225) in compensation to Sanders, and 200 pounds (US$305) in court costs. Sanders, who Westlake had alleged had punched first, was given a “final warning” and banned from Zoological Society of London events for two years. (MS/London Guardian) ...That’s what they get for acting like animals.
Original Publication Date: 01 November 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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