Beer cans in West Park animal pen
A MAN has criticised Hull City Council after finding beer cans in an animal pen at a city park.
An open lager can was spotted in the goat enclosure at West Park by a father and son close to where the animals were grazing.
A second can was found by Ed Brennan and five-year-old Jake, a pupil at St Andrew's Primary School, the following day close to where the first was found.
Mr Brennan, of Mill Lane, west Hull, said he was shocked the cans had not been removed.
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"My son spotted the can and asked me what it was," he said.
"When I saw it I was a bit surprised, especially as there was a park warden close by, but I thought he was going to clear it up and remove the danger.
"So, when we went back the next day and there was another one there, I was gobsmacked.
"The cans were within easy reach of the animals, they could have cut their tongues or anything.
"The park is a busy place with children during the summer holidays, so I would think keeping an attraction like the animals safe would be of high importance to the council.
"These animals are being put at risk through neglect and general lack of care. The keepers should be checking the pens daily."
Mr Brennan said litter levels seem to have increased across the parks in Hull during the summer holidays.
Doug Sharp, assistant head of service for waste and open spaces, said: "We are disappointed a minority of people are not acting responsibly and have thrown litter into the goat enclosure. We regularly monitor the enclosure and remove any litter to ensure the safety of the animals."
The two cans have now been removed.