Furuviksparken committed several crimes when they shot the chimpanzees who escaped last year. It says Annika Norée, associate professor in criminal law, who examined the matter.
"Among other things, they have violated the law on serious animal cruelty that came into force last summer," she says in the documentary.
"What has happened in Furuviksparken is as close as you can get to the description of this new crime: to expose animals to undue suffering," says Annika Norée to TV4
"In addition, there was no exemption to shoot the animals to death," Norée says.
"You can't kill chimpanzees with hunting weapons, they're to be killed with anesthetic by a veterinarian."
According to Annika Norée, the shooters may personally be brought to justice, as also the CEO of Furuvik Park Sandra Wilke is aware.
"The shooter always has a responsibility to get a well-placed shot and that you can do it", says Wilke.
However, she does not want to comment on whether anyone could have broken the law, on the grounds that a police investigation is still ongoing.
It was on December 14th that the police were alerted that five chimpanzees had escaped from their enclosures in the monkey house at Furuviksparken just outside Gävle. Four of them were shot dead and one was injured. An open door allowed the monkeys to escape, according to the zoo's own account of the event.