PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants an investigation into the Portland Aquarium after news earlier this week of a "death log" that showed hundreds of marine animals died.
PETA sent the letter to the Oregon Humane Society and asked that criminal charges be brought against the owners of the aquarium. The Oregon Humane Society has already launched an investigation into the claims.
The death log, publicly revealed by a former employee, allegedly showed sharks, sea horses and eels died at the private aquarium.
Current employees argue the death log is being taken out of context because it includes things like baby feeder fish, and doesn't take into account things like the aquarium getting a 10-year-old fish — with a life expectancy of 10 years — that then dies.
Brothers Vince and Ammon Covino own and operate aquariums in Portland and Boise. They are also trying to open an aquarium in Austin, Texas.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is expected to announce his future political plans at a Portland press conference Monday morning.
A cable in an underground vault in downtown Portland failed Sunday morning, causing an electrical malfunction and a fire.
A volunteer firefighter was attacked by at least one dog while helping treat a patient suffering a medical emergency Saturday night.
The record cold temperatures throughout Oregon continue to rewrite the history books, or at least add new chapters to them. Warming shelters are opening, but there are still not enough beds.