Please allow Arturo to have a better life at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada
  • Petitioning Mrs. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

This petition will be delivered to:

President of Argentina
Mrs. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Secretario General de la Nacion
Jefatura de Gabinete
Canadian Embassy in Argentina
Mrs. Gwyneth Kutz
German Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Andreas Vollmer
Austrian Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Federico Kahr
Bolivian Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Armando Ariel Iriarte Gastelú
Brazilian Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Sergio Elías Couri
Chilean Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Roberto Araos
Colombian Consulate in Mendoza
Mrs. Cecilia Barás
Danish Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Antonio Pulenta
Consulate of Ecuador in Mendoza
Mrs. Julia B. Kramarenko de Battiston
Slovenian Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. José Smón
Finnish Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Carlos Alberto Pulenta
British Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Carlos Alberto Pulenta
French Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Philippe Rolet
Italian Consulate in Mendoza
Mr Tommaso Sansone
Mexican Consulate in Mendoza
Mrs. María Landa de González
Peruvian Consulate General in Mendoza
Mr Pedro Rey Daly
Czech Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Fabián Raúl Meilán
San Marinese Consulate in Mendoza
Mr Juan Carlos Benvenuti
Sirian Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Mustafá Saada
Swiss Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Raymond Schefer
Uruguayan Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Homero W. Pineda
Beligian Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Eduardo Lapania
Austrian Consulate in Mendoza
Mr Friedrich Martin Kahr-Weissenbrunner
Netherlands Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. C.A. Pulenta
Gobierno de Mendoza
Zoo de Mendoza
Ministerio de Turismo
Secretaria Privada de la Nacion
Spanish Consulate General in Mendoza
Mr. Jesus Rodriguez-Andia (Spanish Consulate General in Mendoza)
Ministerio de Turismo
Ministro de Turismo (Ministerio de Turismo)
Romanian Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Octavio Viorel Chirca (Romanian Consulate in Mendoza)
Portuguese Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Juan Martin Schiappa de Azevedo (Portuguese Consulate in Mendoza)
Israeli Consulate in Mendoza
Mr Gerardo Cesar Belinsky Echin (Israeli Consulate in Mendoza)

Please allow Arturo to have a better life at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada

    1. Laura Morales
    2. Petition by

      Laura Morales

      Hamilton, Canada

We plead for solidarity and sensitivity from President, Mrs. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, as well as that from Diplomats.

We ask that you exercise your authority so the polar bear Arturo, who lives in deplorable conditions in the Mendoza Zoo, is moved to Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada, where a natural habitat and a better life are awaiting him.

We plead that you intervene on this issue and ask the officials in Mendoza who have the polar bear Arturo prisoner to accept Arturo's transfer to the reserve so he can live in suitable conditions. In December 2012, a polar bear died in Buenos Aires due to heat, causing unease in Argentina and in the international community.

After this death, refusal to transfer Arturo causes scandal in the world and Mendoza is becoming sadly famous for this, exporting an image of a retrograde province.

Say No to death and suffering! Help Mendoza be part of change, be part of the future. Help Mendoza go back to being good news to the world!

Aditional information

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums in its Polar Bear Care Manual dictates that "great care should be taken to monitor the interaction between high temperatures and high humidity", "Techniques to raise or lower humidity within indoor and outdoor exhibits include .... pools in which the bears can swim." As you can see, Arturo hasn't been able to swim for 28 years.

It also dictates in Article 1.3: "institutions must have a regular program of monitoring water quality for polar bear pools and a written record must document long-term water quality results and chemical additions (AZA Accreditation Standard 1.5.9). Monitoring selected water quality parameters provides confirmation of the correct operation of filtration and disinfection of the water supply available for the animals. Additionally, high quality water enhances animal health programs instituted for polar bears" As you can also see here, this seems to be non important to the Authorities in Mendoza, Arturo´s pool is fill with stagnat water.

Arturo’s shallow pool filled with stagnant water, as he is being freshened up by visitor.

France 24 International News on Arturo's case

To:
Mrs. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, President of Argentina
Secretario General de la Nacion
Jefatura de Gabinete
Mrs. Gwyneth Kutz, Canadian Embassy in Argentina
Mr. Andreas Vollmer, German Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Federico Kahr, Austrian Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Armando Ariel Iriarte Gastelú, Bolivian Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Sergio Elías Couri, Brazilian Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Roberto Araos, Chilean Consulate in Mendoza
Mrs. Cecilia Barás, Colombian Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Antonio Pulenta, Danish Consulate in Mendoza
Mrs. Julia B. Kramarenko de Battiston, Consulate of Ecuador in Mendoza
Mr. José Smón, Slovenian Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Carlos Alberto Pulenta, Finnish Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Carlos Alberto Pulenta, British Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Philippe Rolet, French Consulate in Mendoza
Mr Tommaso Sansone, Italian Consulate in Mendoza
Mrs. María Landa de González, Mexican Consulate in Mendoza
Mr Pedro Rey Daly, Peruvian Consulate General in Mendoza
Mr. Fabián Raúl Meilán, Czech Consulate in Mendoza
Mr Juan Carlos Benvenuti, San Marinese Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Mustafá Saada, Sirian Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Raymond Schefer, Swiss Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Homero W. Pineda, Uruguayan Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Eduardo Lapania, Beligian Consulate in Mendoza
Mr Friedrich Martin Kahr-Weissenbrunner, Austrian Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. C.A. Pulenta, Netherlands Consulate in Mendoza
Gobierno de Mendoza
Zoo de Mendoza
Ministerio de Turismo
Secretaria Privada de la Nacion
Mr. Jesus Rodriguez-Andia (Spanish Consulate General in Mendoza), Spanish Consulate General in Mendoza
Ministro de Turismo (Ministerio de Turismo), Ministerio de Turismo
Mr. Octavio Viorel Chirca (Romanian Consulate in Mendoza), Romanian Consulate in Mendoza
Mr. Juan Martin Schiappa de Azevedo (Portuguese Consulate in Mendoza), Portuguese Consulate in Mendoza
Mr Gerardo Cesar Belinsky Echin (Israeli Consulate in Mendoza), Israeli Consulate in Mendoza
We plead that you exercise your authority so the polar bear Arturo, who lives in deplorable conditions in the Mendoza Zoo is moved to Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada where a better life is awaiting him

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 750,000 signatures
    2. Here`s an update on Arturo and all the animals suffering and dying at the z

      Laura Morales
      Petition Organizer
      Arturo Update: The Mendoza Zoo

      Arturo Update: The Polar Bear Dubbed 'world's saddest animal' Last year Arturo made headlines when Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park Conservancy contacted the Mendoza Zoo in Argentina hoping to move him to their zoo in Canada. Noting blistering summer temperatures in Mendoza and very evident stereotypy movements seen in YouTube videos, indicating Arturo appeared to be in distress.

    3. Reached 500,000 signatures

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    • Amy Liou TAIPEI, TAIWAN
      • about 1 hour ago

      I don't want the polar bear live in pain.

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      • about 1 hour ago

      Animals.

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    • Tatiana Figueredo ESTEIO, BRAZIL
      • about 2 hours ago

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    • REGINA PESSOA PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL
      • about 2 hours ago

      É UMA POUCA VERGONHA QUE ATE AGORA NÃO TOMARAM NENHUMA PROVIDENCIA PARA TRANSFERIR ESTE POBRE URSO QUE ACABARÁ MORRENDO NESTE LUGAR

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      • about 3 hours ago

      LIBERDADE É O MAIOR PRESENTE.

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