Tell Swedish Zoo That Killing Animals Is Not Okay

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.

PETITION LETTER:

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.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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  1. Susan kiff says:

    SWEDEN you should be absolutely ashamed to have this in your country!! To allow a zoo is bad enough but under these conditions, not feeding them, abuse, death, why doesn’t your government step in and close it down! Animals were not put in this world to be beaten and I’ll treated! Please do something about this before people start voicing there concern with their tourist £ /$ ! I know I for one will not be visiting until your animal rights are sorted out! Thankyou

  2. Its a damn shame that these animals are locked up it this hell hole…if they need the space why don’t they just let them be free in there real home where there supposed to be?????

  3. Susanné Airdecour Lindström says:

    I feel sick and ashamed that this is continued in Sweden. We should have no zoos or circuses in Sweden. Unfortunately, our government cares only about their own wallets they do not even care about our people.

  4. This is NOT okay!!!!!! I think your zoo needs to be shut down!!!! You are a disgrace as well as your government for not stepping up!!!!!

  5. Erydiam Wolfsmoon says:

    There’s nothing positive killing species who were taken from their wild habitat, highly reputation has Sweden as a wise and concerned country about the world problems.
    Don’t show mediocrity being a chaotic country which disrespect animals in the brick of extinction.
    If there’s Wisdom yet there, perhaps will be a change for a good and positive outcome.

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