Outlaw Inhumane Torture of Captive Animals in Egyptian Zoos

Target: Mohamed Morsi, President of Egypt

Goal: Prohibit the brutal torture and starvation of animals in zoos throughout Egypt

A handful of Egyptian zoos are under attack from animal rights organizations for the maltreatment of many beautiful and rare creatures. Lions, tigers, wolves, hippos, camels, and baboons are just a few of many species suffering at the cruel hands of zoo guards and administrators who refuse to feed them and subject them to various kinds of torture. In order for this monstrosity to stop, the President of Egypt must intervene and outlaw the inhumane treatment of these creatures.

Zoos in Kafr El-Shaikh, Fayoum, Giza, and Tanta are publicly proven guilty of animal cruelty by creating an environment of torment and pain for many animals. In these zoos, hippos swim in tiny ponds filled to the surface with feces and filth that taints the water black. Packs of wolves are enclosed in pens so small they are forced to attack one another out of anxiety and panic. Their gaping wounds are left untreated and infection festers in every claustrophobic corner of the zoo. Camels with tumors and falling humps, conditions that indicate disease and malnutrition, are forced to give rides to children despite sicknesses that grow more debilitating each day.

While zoo officials and lazy maintenance crews would be the most likely candidates for animal cruelty in these cases, the guards of the zoo are guilty of the worst crimes. They brutally prod the animals, mainly lions, with metal rods to incite reactions that will please onlookers, and they provide the captive victims with food only when customers pay them to do so. One lioness recently died from starvation, leaving her male cage-mate to endure future anguish alone. The cruelty that takes place in these zoos would be punishable if only one animal were forced to suffer. The fact that it takes place on a large scale, causing so much pain for so many creatures, is appalling and must be stopped immediately.

Demand that the president take action and shut down these zoos as soon as possible. Ask that he seek to prosecute those responsible for these large-scale crimes and allow animal rights organizations to confiscate the animal victims of Egyptian zoos and relocate them to safety. To do any less than this would be unjust.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Mohamed Morsi,

Please stop the cruel and inhumane treatment of animals in many Egyptian zoos. Allowing these zoos to exist results in excruciating pain and miserable living conditions for many beautiful creatures. Lions and wolves are abused by zoo guards, prodded with metal rods and starved until they die. Primates and other small creatures are kept confined in tiny cells and neglected. Hippos swim in ponds of their own fecal matter. Each zoo is a pool of festering disease.

I urge you to take action against those responsible for these crimes and fight to prosecute every one guilty of severe animal cruelty. You have the power to redeem this terrible situation and find organizations that will relocate the animals, giving them the shelter and nutrition they need and deserve. I implore you to provide these poor creatures with a second chance to live.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Help Rescue Animals in Egypt Zoos via Facebook

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  1. Jacqui Lemont says:

    SHUT DOWN THESE ZOOS NOW! these captive animals are being abused and cruelly treated move them to a sanctuary and prosecute those responsible.

  2. Typical third world country.

  3. i signed this petition because i care for animals and i care for my country and it’s image. we were ordered to respect all creatures and if we once had the most beautiful zoo in the world the authorities must know that the world “zoo” is totaly different now. we the animal rights defenders are doing lots of efforts to change the life conditions of animals in Egypt and we will make it this is our dream and we will achive it. we can do it and we will.

  4. THESE BARBARIC SCENERIES ARE MONSTERSWORK, NOT HUMANDEGRADING, ABSOLUTELY WRONG & UNACCEPTABLE AND TO BAN IN THE MOMENT! THIS HAS TO STOP IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!

    Pure infantile primitivism – what kind of unhumane monsters are able to handle and destroy LIVING BREATHING CREATURES in that way is unbelievable.

    HAVE YOU ALL LOST YOUR HUMANITY AND BRAIN, FERAL PERSONS RESPONSIBLE??

    People need to vote unacting authorities and officials acting irresponsibly to futuregenerations and living creatures out of occupations ONCE AND FOR ALL!

    DEFORMED UNHUMANE MONSTERS SHOULD SEPARATED AND LOCKED AWAY FROM CIVILIZED CITIZENS FOR DON´T DISTURB THEIR FEELINGS IN A NONHUMANE WAY!

    MONSTERHUNTERS NEEDED

    IT IS TIME N O W TO DEMAND ALL BRUTALIZERS and KILLERS ONTO A LIST TO CONDEMN THEM TO EXTRACHARGE FOR NGO´S working for FUTUREGENERATIONS!

    HOW CAN HUMANS ARE AS MONSTEROUS AS YOU, PERSONS RESPONSIBLE, LET A LIVING CREATURE IN THIS SITUATION – HOPE YOU EARN THE RESULT AS YOU DESERVES!

    THESE KILLING- AND DESTROYING-HABITS ARE TO STOP – UNBEARABLY FOR CIVILIZED BRAINHAVING SOCIETIES AND NOT EXEMPLARY FOR CHILDREN.

    MONSTERS should not have the right to live together with humanbeings.

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