Tell Zoo to Improve Animal Welfare


Target: Tianjin Urban Planning Society, Directors of Tianjin Zoo

Goal: Improve animal welfare conditions in a popular zoo in China

The Tianjin Zoo in Nankai, China was recently under fire for forcing its elephants to perform various martial arts stunts during its daily shows. It is now facing further complaints after numerous pictures of one of their tigers surfaced on Weibo, a popular social network site in China.

In these pictures, an incredibly emaciated and inactive tiger lies on the floor of its pen. Although a local veterinary hospital recently released a public statement to confirm that the she has been suffering from a digestive disorder, the zoo is still at fault for her current health condition. The disorder, which was diagnosed in 2001, has progressively gotten worse overtime since the tiger was a cub. This is because the zookeepers do not do nearly enough to cater to the needs of this sickly animal. They administer a simple medical treatment and then neglect her.

Critics are also concerned that the zoo is keeping the tiger alive longer than necessary in order to have enough animals to show to the visiting customers. The company ultimately seems to be more concerned with profits and revenue than it is with her health or rehabilitation. This needs to stop. Tell the directors of the Tianjin Zoo to improve its animal welfare conditions in order to ensure a bright future for this tiger and all animals in the zoo’s care.


Dear Tianjin Urban Planning Society, Directors of Tianjin Zoo,

Recent pictures of an emaciated tiger at your zoo have created a public outrage on various social media sites in China.

We understand that a recent public statement from a local veterinary hospital has confirmed that the tiger suffers from a digestive disorder, which she was diagnosed with as a cub in 2001. However, zoo officials do not seem to be adequately taking care of her in order to nurse her back to health. She is given a simple medical treatment and is then neglected. Now, she lies inactive on the floor of her pen and pictures prove that she is slowly wasting away with each passing day.

Please help rehabilitate this starving tiger before it’s too late. We respectfully urge you to strengthen your efforts to help save this animal by improving the animal welfare conditions at your zoo.


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  1. paula eaton says:

    The tiger needs medical treatment, proper food, and release to a sanctuary. If this tiger is dying and beyond veterinary care then she needs to be humanely put to sleep. All animals are sentient beings, they are important in themselves. They all deserve respect and care.

  2. A. Becerril says:

    It is always in f…ing china!!

    • michele claire says:

      They just don’t give a chit. Disgusting place.

      • How many times hv u been to China? Yes this is horrible but, do your research for the u.s.a and animal treatment. Bad things happen everywhere, there only 1 judge…god how ignorant can u pep b? This page is here in the states ???????, yea that’s what I thought. Smdh

  3. agnes bakker says:

    This is very sick

  4. Evil and UNCONSCIONABLE!!!

  5. Once again China proves their stenchworthiness.

  6. Lesley porton says:

    U Chinese make me sick u abuse animals ,torture animals then cut them up whilst still alive u skin them whilst alive then u boil them alive and eat them.You are evil vile scumbags and I hope Karma gets u and makes u suffer.Ur a waste of space and shouldn’t be allowed to breath the same air as decent people

  7. I really hate Chinese people, they don’t give a sh.. on animal life, they use them for money. As cultural as they wish to be, they are really stupid and cruel in this chapter… I am sorry for all the animals from China….

  8. David Wilkinson says:

    China hang your head if you are capable of shame .Your behaviour towards animals disgusts the decent people of the world.I urge that you start making laws to protect the creatures with which we share our brief lives,instead of putting them to death in the evil ways for which your nation is reviled.

  9. julie-marie demers says:


  10. jonnalyn cruz says:

    Curse people of china.. Such a demons..

  11. Si nous ne bougeons pas maintenant, il sera peut être trop tard!

  12. Helen Cowie says:

    This poor starving neglected tiger would be better off in the qild fending for itself not depeding on human severe neglect, a rescue should be put into plase asap before its to late, who are these disgusting people????

  13. Petr Plachy says:


  14. BetsyDevlin says:

    ALL zoos are evil, moneymaking, profiteering machines exploiting innocent animals, all zoos kill surplus animals as a routine, sometimes dismembering them in front of an audience (Copenhagen Zoo, R.I.P. baby Marius the giraffe). They force animals into the lives of prisoners, faced with screaming kids every day. All zoos should be shut down.

  15. This is china they are the cruelest nation when it comes to animals this is outrageous why hsve a zoo if you can’t care for the animals in a decent way

  16. Toni Elise Holden says:

    This is so sad!!!! They never belonged in human hands in the first place.

  17. Shut these hell holes down

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