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Michael Jackson's Giraffes in $100,000 War

10/16/2009 1:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's giraffes could be forced out of their home -- for the second time -- unless their keeper comes up with $100,000 quick.

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Freddie Hancock of the Banjoko Wildlife Preserve in Page, Arizona, tells TMZ she acquired giraffes Rambo, Jabbar Jr. (JJ), Princess, and Annie Sue from Neverland in 2006 and has been caring for them since -- but now the Page city council is demanding the preserve hand over a $100,000 bond to cover the giraffes in case of emergency ... or else they're out.

But here's the problem: in order to get a $100,000 bond from an insurance company, the keeper claims she needs a special form issued by the city itself ... which Freddie says the city refuses to hand over -- leaving Freddie's hands tied and the giraffes' futures up in the air.

Freddie claims the city wants the bond ASAP -- calls to Page City Hall weren't returned.

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Jennifer Hirsch    

I bet you anything that the city is in debt and they're looking for someone to foot the bill.

1801 days ago
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Janet    

Well, if Michael were here, he would gladly pay for it. Maybe one of Michael's brothers or sisters can help.

1801 days ago
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Hypocrites    

Just another thing that MJ didn't pay for when he was alive. He just abandoned his animals. What a sick Fu*k MJ was.

1801 days ago
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Hypocrites    

Well, if Michael were here, he would gladly pay for it.
Posted at 12:19AM on Oct 16th 2009 by Janet



No he wouldn't have because he abandoned those animals. He also didn't pay his bills. Get it right now..

1801 days ago
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Ben    

I'm doing it again! I can't stop myself! I just sit and wait for a new Michael thread because I loveeeeee him so much! I have nothing else to do in my lame life of hate and frustration, I can't stop myself!!! helpppppp meeeeeeeeee!

1801 days ago
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Hypocrites    

This Michael Jackson guy really left a mess behind him. I'm taking about the animals he abandoned. Basically, they were all dumped. .


1801 days ago
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Quiet    

Come on now.... Put one of them up on ebay and i am sure you will fetch at least 200k for one of mj's animals today.

1801 days ago
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Hypocrites    

Tippi Hedren Rescues Michael Jackson's Pet Tigers

Actress Tippi Hedren has come to the rescue of pop star MichaelJackson's pet tigers who were left abandoned at his Neverland Ranch inCalifornia. The star of The Birds - who is dedicated to saving largecats at her Shambala wildlife sanctuary - has adopted the animalsbecause she couldn't bear to see them starved or abused. A source tells Globe, "When Michael couldn't find a buyer for them, heapproached Tippi, begging her to take both the male and the female.Tippi couldn't bear the thought of these beautiful animals ending up ina tiny cage somewhere or - even worse, being mistreated or starved in atraveling sideshow. Although Michael promised her he would befinancially responsible for his two tigers, I don't think Tippi honestlybelieves she will see a penny." The 76-year-old star, who is also the mother of actress MelanieGriffith, adopted the tigers after animal rights group People for theEthical Treatment of Animals (PETA) broke the news of the deplorableconditions the animals were living under. The source adds, "Tippi has placed them in quarantine for this firstmonth, ensuring they are in good health and their diet is monitored.Once they've made this initial adjustment, they will be safelyintroduced to the rest of the pride."

1801 days ago
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dennuis    

Lyle Dimbatt
Mayor
P.O. Box 4301
920 El Mirage
Page, Arizona 86040
Cell: 640-7873 Home: 645-2390
Message Phone: (928) 645-2390
Fax: (928) 645-1445
Term Ends: June, 2011
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E-Mail: mayor@cityofpage.org
Lyle Dimbatt

1801 days ago
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Ben    

"When Michael couldn't find a buyer for them, heapproached Tippi, begging her to take both the male and the female."

Gee, I'm such a loser I didn't see this part.


1801 days ago
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Hypocrites    

Michael Jackson Did Not Love Animals

Michael Jackson did not love animals. He loved to collect them. He loved owning them like a sheik owns his harem.

As details emerge about the bizarre life of Michael Jackson, questions about the animals who were housed in his private zoo of exotic pets remain unanswered. Members of the animal welfare community wonder whether Jackson was truly an animal lover or merely a collector who abandoned his dozens of exotic pets, leaving them to be scattered, with no endowment, in different facilities around the country.

1801 days ago
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Hypocrites    

Although Michael promised her he would befinancially responsible for his two tigers, I don't think Tippi honestlybelieves she will see a penny."


YOU FORGOT THE MOST IMPORTANT PART MJ DIDN'T DON'T PAY HIS BILLS.

TALK ABOUT BEING A LOSER CLONER YOU FORGOT THIS PART. MAN YOU TALK ABOUT SOME REALLY STUPID FANS. LOL

1801 days ago
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Insanity On Blackberry 1.0    

183. Insanity Says:


"Stranger in Moscow" is the fifth and final single from Michael Jackson's album HIStory. The song was released worldwide in November 1996 but was not released in the United States until August 1997. The track was written by Jackson in 1993, at the height of the highly publicized child abuse accusations made against him, while on tour in Moscow. In the ballad, Jackson sings of a fall from grace that has left him lonely, isolated, paranoid and on the verge of "Insanity".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stranger_in_Moscow

Posted at 12:26AM on Oct 16th 2009 by Insanity X Lives @ Facebook.com

184. *Insanity Bids The Board A Good Evening

Posted at 12:27AM on Oct 16th 2009 by Insanity X Lives @ Facebook.com

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/10/15/michael-jackson-estate-john-branca-john-mcclain-special-administrators-probate/13#c22377668#ixzz0U4TjfXDt

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Hypocrites    

Michael Jackson has been accused of animal cruelty after his abandoned Neverland Ranch Zoo was found in squalor.

It’s claimed that a crocodile has been found in cruelly cramped conditions and a giraffe was apparently discovered standing in a pool of blood.

Other aerial pictures taken of the ranch allegedly show animals wallowing in their own faeces.

Workers also claim that supplies are running out to feed the animals.

Jacko is thought to have abandoned looking after the zoo when he fled to Bahrain after he was acquitted of child molestation last year.

But animal rights activists think that it’s time action was taken against the pop star.

As the Mirror reports, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) spokeswoman Lisa Wathne said: "These photos make it clear that the animals are being held in what can only be described as cruel conditions.

”They're abysmal, little more than holding cells. Jackson must close this place and relocate the animals to an accredited zoo or sanctuary."

PETA have also called for a full investigation into the ranch.

1801 days ago
15.

OhWell    

Lets Break Little Wacko Out Of His Wall & Sell Him For A Halloween Decoration

That Would Raise The Needed Money.

1801 days ago
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