Sue the Zoo: Animals being abused in Manila Zoo

Sue the Zoo: Animals being abused in Manila Zoo

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    Manila zoo is one of the most famous attractions here in manila until it isn't. Once you step foot inside the establishment, it will make you wonder. Why is this zoo even famous? Is it because of the animals or the way the way they treat the animals? The beautiful facade that the zoo presents breaks down and we are faced with the sad truth.

 

    10 animal protection groups are exhorting former Manila City Mayor Alfredo Lim to stop bringing in animals to the zoo. It may seem like they take good care of the animals but claims say otherwise. Some of these organizations are well known animal advocate groups like PETA, Animal Welfare Coalition (AWC), and Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). A video was even leaked by zoo goer to GMA's 24 Oras that shows a lion having a seizure and wasn't immediately taken care of. We all know that a seizure needs immediate attention. 

 

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    The zoo also deprives the animals' freedom to do normal activities that they do in the wild. Mali, the zoo's famous elephant from Sri lanka, is the biggest animal. Yet, the space provided for her isn't enough to nurture an elephant's need of exploring and roaming.

 

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    The unsanitary and unhygienic enclosures are also evident once you enter. Piles of rubbish thrown by visitors in the enclosures are dangerous to the health of the animals. The zookeepers are not attentive enough to stall those who try to feed animals rubbish.

 

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    According to Republic Act No. 8485 Section 2, The condition that such facilities be adequate, clean and sanitary, and that they will not be used for nor cause pain and/or suffering to the animals is a continuing requirement for the operation of these establishments. The Bureau may revoke or cancel such certificate of registration for failure to observe these conditions and other just cause. 


    We want to raise awareness about the abuses animals in the Manila Zoo are facing. We want to put an end to their pain and suffering.

    We are humbly asking for your support in bringing justice to our animals enclosed in the Manila Zoo. We are trying to reach a hundred signatures to support this petition.

    What can we do to make the owners of the zoo accountable for the pain and suffering of these animals? Sign this petition to help these animals because if not you, then who?

    The animals need you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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