Fire Thane Maynard & Shut Down Cincinnati Zoo and All Zoos
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Due to a toddler (unharmed) falling into the "enclosure" of precious Harambe, the Silverback Gorilla, an endangered species, and the staff at the Cincinnati Zoo murdering him:
TELL THE USDA TO END THE CRUEL AND INHUMANE SPECTACLE THAT IS A "ZOO" - have we not evolved to the point that a "zoo" is obviously not the answer for wildlife that must, for some reason, be incarcerated. We do not have to GAWK AT INCARCERATED WILD ANIMALS that clearly do not belong in these "enclosures" as they are euphemistically called.
FILL OUT THIS COMPLAINT FORM AND tell the USDA that the glaring example of Harambe's death proves that ZOOS MUST END! Sanctuary is the only answer for animals that MUST be sanctuaried. Demand the termination of THANE MAYNARD for even suggesting that this murder was necessary.
Demand that the Cincinnati Zoo be SHUT DOWN for violation of the Animal Welfare Act 2143:
§2143. Standards and certification process for humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of animals
(a) Promulgation of standards, rules, regulations, and orders; requirements; research facilities; State authority
(1) The Secretary shall promulgate standards to govern the humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of animals by dealers, research facilities, and exhibitors.
(2) The standards described in paragraph (1) shall include minimum requirements—
(A) for handling, housing, feeding, watering, sanitation, ventilation, shelter from extremes of weather and temperatures, adequate veterinary care, and separation by species where the Secretary finds necessary for humane handling, care, or treatment of animals;
***We must not allow poor 17-year-old Harambe to have lived and died in vain - let his life be the calling card to end the idea and the implementation of the ZOO FOREVER! Contact your local elected officials as well and let them know that YOUR LOCAL ZOO SHOULD END.
ALSO Complain to the USDA Ohio Office:
Division of Animal Health
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-3399
Phone: (614) 728-6220
Let this glaring example of the violation of the Animal Welfare Act prove once and for all that the idea and implementation of the ZOO must end.
Endangered species such as the silverback gorilla deserve the honor and dignity of a SANCTUARY environment, not the gawking public spectacle that is obviously dangerous to the animals and the public.
The horrific incompetence of the Cincinnati Zoo staff has proven once and for all that zoos must end. They have FAILED to keep this precious creature of the universe safe in humane conditions. Fines must be levied and Thane Maynard must be fired. We demand that the steps that must taken toward shutting down the Cincinnati Zoo must be initiated immediately.
We the animal loving community are horrified and we will not permit Harambe's death to have been in vain and will work tirelessly to end the profiteering off their lives.
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