The Tripoli Zoo has received world attention during the Libyan Revolution is in trouble again. 1000 animals who severely suffered during the Libyan war continue to be neglected by the local government. The zoo is not receiving any federal funds and animals have been surviving on aid from the international animal organizations. For the last couple months the aid was enough for food and medical supplies but no funds was provided to restore animals living spaces. Tripoli Zoo was being remodeled right before the war broke out and the animals where temporally placed in small spaces until the work was completed. More than year and half has past and the animals are still living in these unhealthy and inhumane conditions. Dr Abdul Salam Mahommed, the head Veterinary of Tripoli Zoo has called on urgent help to save the animals, who are suffering from severe stress from the war and living conditions. Also he stressed the possibility of losing some donations that saved the animals for the last four months.
We are calling on Tripoli government to take full responsibility to manage the zoo and care for these neglected animals.
- Head of Tripoli, Libya city council
councilman Abdul Razzak Abuhajar
- Prime Minister
Dr Abdurrahim El-Keib
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Tripoli, Libya city council.
I am writing to protest the local government's neglect of the Tripoli Zoo and its failure to maintain the park and care for its residents.
The zoo is in desperate need of assistance to provide food, medical attention and living spaces for animals. About 1000 animals, who severely suffered during the Libyan war have been completely neglected by the government since the liberation of Tripoli. The zoo is not receiving any federal funds and animals have been surviving on aid from international animal organizations. During the last few months, the aid was enough for food and medical supplies but unfortunately not enough funds were allocated to restore the animals' habitats. Before the war, the Tripoli Zoo began remodeling and the animals where temporally housed in smaller living spaces until the work was completed. Now, eighteen months later, the animals still live in these unhealthy and inhumane conditions.
Dr Abdul Salam Mahommed, the head Veterinary of Tripoli Zoo announced the condition there now is of an urgent nature and it is imperative to save the zoo animals who are suffering from severe stress from the inhumane living conditions. This is an issue of worldwide public concern and I urge your government to take the full responsibility to manage the zoo and care for the neglected animals.
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