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Petitioning Netherlands Consulate in Mendoza Mr. C.A. Pulenta (Netherlands Consulate in Mendoza) and 35 others

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

We plead for solidarity and sensitivity from President, Mr. Mauricio Macri, 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

This petition was delivered to:
  • Netherlands Consulate in Mendoza
    Mr. C.A. Pulenta (Netherlands Consulate in Mendoza)
  • President of Argentina
    Mr. Mauricio Macri
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Peruvian Consulate General in Mendoza
    Mr Pedro Rey Daly
  • Mexican Consulate in Mendoza
    Mrs. María Landa de González
  • 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
  • Israeli Consulate in Mendoza
    Mr Gerardo Cesar Belinsky Echin (Israeli Consulate in Mendoza)

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