The anti-Guzoo group Anonymous displays a protest banner the Telus Tower Friday.

‘Anonymous’ still harassing GuZoo

Anonymous, the group of online hacker activists, have continued their campaign against the Three Hills area GuZoo.

Anonymous, the group of online hacker activists, have continued their campaign against the Three Hills area GuZoo.

Both the zoo’s website and email accounts of staff were hacked recently, as well as a banner hung at a Telus Tower near GuZoo saying “shut down the GuZoo.”

A Twitter account claiming to represent Anonymous posted the files on the internet Friday.

An anonymous caller to the Advocate sent pictures Friday of people wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, the mask closely associated with Anonymous.

These same pictures were posted to, and widely circulated through, twitter.

Both police and Telus are conducting investigations into the website and email hacking and the vandalism to the zoo.

GuZoo has come under fire recently from animal activists and Anonymous after a video was posted in July showing a behind-the-scenes look at the zoo, allegedly taken at GuZoo over the Canada Day long weekend.

Then on July 22 a group of protestors gathered on the steps of the Alberta Legislature with similar signs to the one Anonymous put on the Telus Tower Friday.

Staff at GuZoo didn’t want to talk about the latest Anonymous attacks.

Earlier in May of this year, fences at the roadside zoo were cut in numerous different places allowing some animals to escape and others to wander into the pens of other animals.

Also targetting GuZoo is the Edmonton based Council of Concerned Albertans for Animal Welfare and Public Safety. They have an extensive campaign on their website aiming to close the zoo, including pictures and video they say was taken at the zoo.

In 2011, GuZoo was closed after it had failed an inspection. It was reopened after owner Lynn Gustafson had filed a judicial review of the order to close the facility.

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