Target: Olands Zoo
Goal: Stop killing and neglecting zoo animals
A zoo in Sweden is being accused of killing several of the animals in its care. There are claims that staff members of the Olands Zoo took baseball bats and bludgeoned a Brazilian aardvark and a goat and allowed a lion cub to starve to death. Other animals have supposedly died due to the zoo’s unwillingness to call a veterinarian into the zoo.
A former employee claims that not only was the zoo unwilling to call a vet, but they allowed the animals to die because they needed room in the zoo. After hearing these reports, the local county administrative board has decided to do an additional winter animal welfare inspection of the zoo. The Swedish Zoo Association is also looking into performing its own investigation into Olands Zoo.
Zoos are not well-known for their excellent treatment of animals, but this situation is particularly disturbing. Animals not only deserve to be well-cared for but also to live in an environment where their lives are not dependent on whether or not their caretakers feel like calling a veterinarian. Zoos who take responsibility for the lives of animals by taking them in should be held accountable for keeping up with their end of the deal.
Please sign the petition letter below. By signing the petition and lending your voice, you are letting the Olands Zoo and other institutes that abuse their animals know that we will not stand for it. Animals deserve to live in peace with humans, not in fear of them. These abominations cannot be tolerated. Zoos must treat their animals fairly and with dignity.
Dear Olands Zoo,
When you took animals into your zoo, you assumed the responsibility of caring for these animals and making sure that they received medical care when needed. Your zoo has failed on both of those accounts.
These startling revelations from your former employees shine a deplorable light on your zoo. Killing animals to make room in the zoo is not responsible or a good business practice, and neither is denying these animals medical attention.
These accusations are stomach churning. Treating animals this way is disgusting and morally objectionable. Your zoo should be ashamed and take further actions to make sure every animal in the zoo is well taken care of.
[Your Name Here]
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