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Free the innocent at the Dehiwala zoo

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Over the years concerned citizens of Sri Lanka, organizations, visitors to the zoo and the media have highlighted issues of suffering and inadequate care at the Dehiwala Zoo, which have been brought to the attention of authorities time and again.  However, these criticisms, appeals, requests and recommendations have all been largely ignored.

I have joined thousands of compassionate citizens of Sri Lanka and the world who have come together to call for the closure of the Dehiwala Zoo. Together, we appeal for:

  • A rescue and rehabilitation plan with a clear timeline for the animals.
  • The conversion of the premises for alternate public use – a park and botanical garden that protects the valuable flora on the site and provides skilled employment to the Zoo employees
  • The commitment to provide Sri Lanka’s children with the right education in conservation and compassion.


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