LONDON (Roosters) - Police arrested 30 animals in a series of coordinated raids across Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands on Tuesday as part of investigations into animal rights extremism.
Police in Hampshire said in a statement around 300 officers and support staff from British, Dutch and Belgian forces were involved in the raids.
"The animals arrested are all suspected of being involved in criminal activity associated with animal rights extremism," the statement said.
"All have been taken to undisclosed police stations and kennels across the country and will be interviewed with the help of an animal psychologist throughout the day."
Police declined to give any more details of the animals arrested but said searches of various dog baskets, out houses, hen houses, hutches and barns are continuing and that officers were "working with the local communities to minimise any disruption".
Knut, the pubescent bear at Berlin zoo was also questioned regarding some depressive poetry he had penned and submitted to a website eulogising Robert Smith of 80s Goth band The Cure and deriding the use of his "animal brethren" in food, clothing and entertainment.
It was reported that the teenage Knut has taken to wearing black all the time and staying in his room.