WAZA help shut down cruel zoos & stop animals acts/rides by your paid members
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WAZA's (World association for Zoos and Aquariums) vision and mission expresses their desire to help make a real difference for animals in captivity on a global scale and commit to animal conservation and excellent zoos and aquarium management.
WAZA told me: "There are over 10,000 zoos and aquariums in the world, yet only 353 meet the standards to be WAZA members. The remainder are sub-standard, often to the point of criminally poor care, and can be found throughout the world. WAZA addresses the husbandry and health concerns in these facilities as often as it can, but the scale is beyond the capacity of any single organization"
With this admission, it is unconscionable to say it is beyond their scope to help shut down these sub-standard zoos. WAZA President said, they need to be in "the tent". So put your money where your mouth is. Don't just give lip service
It is also very troubling that two of their association members, Hanover Zoo, Germany and Taman Safari, Bogor Indonesia are cruelly exploiting these innocent animals for profit. Since when has performing animal acts and rides and allowing zoo keepers to use bullhook to make an animal into submission a conservation effort?
Taman Safari is owned by Tony Samampau, the Sec General of PKBSI (Indonesia Zoos and Aquariums Association)
Please join me to 1) demand WAZA take the horrors they witnessed to the countries responsible and help shut down these hell holes and have the animals transferred to some of the better zoos or better yet to sanctuaries!
2) demand WAZA end performing animals acts and rides from their association members and engage only in protected contact to manage elephants.
Thanks as always for your support. For the animals!
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