PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is urging Duluth City Attorney Gunnar Johnson to file charges in connection with the death of 14 animals at the Lake Superior Zoo after Wednesday’s flooding.

In PETA’s letter to the city attorney, they say that zoo officials left a donkey, several sheep, goats and birds in their enclosures that flooded when nearby Kingsbury Creek overflowed its banks.

PETA is accusing zoo officials that they must have been aware that the animals faced such danger since the same creek caused flooding at the facility in 2010.

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