Save Zoo Animals from Freezing Temperatures

Target: Oleg Zubkov, Director of the Yalta Zoo

Goal: Provide a reliable backup electricity source to keep zoo animals from freezing to death.

An endangered Bengal tiger cub has frozen to death due to the irresponsibility of the Yalta zoo. The zoo, located in Crimea, experienced a blackout resulting in below-freezing conditions. They were unable to provide the necessary heat for the cub to survive. Demand that the zoo provide a backup generator in order to prevent further loss of precious animal life.

Bengal tigers cannot survive in the cold. So when temperatures plummeted to 24 degrees Fahrenheit, the tiger cub was especially vulnerable. Zoo employees worked hard to save the 1,500 different bird and animal species in the Yalta zoo. Even so, the lack of a functioning generator proved too much to overcome. The tiger cub died due to exposure and hypothermia.

This could have been avoided had the zoo purchased a diesel-powered backup generator. With only 135 Bengal tigers currently living in Russia and surrounding areas, they must be protected at all costs. By keeping them in the zoo, the director assumes responsibility for their health and welfare. He should be prepared to do what it takes to provide for these animals.

Power outages are not unusual in Crimea. Terrorist attacks destroy electricity pylons, leaving Crimea without power for weeks at a time. Sign below to demand that that the Yalta zoo provides a reliable power source with the addition of a backup diesel generator. This will preserve the life of the Bengal tigers and all of the other animals currently living in the Yalta zoo.


Dear Mr. Zubkov,

A white Bengal tiger cub froze to death thanks to the irresponsibility of the Yalta zoo. A two-week-long power outage exposed the cub to freezing temperatures. Without a sufficient backup generator to provide heat, the cub died. We demand that the Yalta zoo maintain a working diesel generator in order to ensure the health of the remaining 1,500 animals.

White Bengal tigers are an endangered species. Currently, there are only 135 white Bengal tigers in Russia and the surrounding areas. With power outages becoming more common in Crimea, preparation is essential to protect these rare animals. The zoo director should be prepared to provide the animals with their most basic needs. We demand that you invest in a diesel-powered backup generator sufficient to provide heat for the entire zoo. The animals should not have to suffer for your irresponsibility.


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  1. Come on do the right thing and get a generator

  2. Provide all the needed conditions to zoo animals!

  3. “So many people insist they are against animal abuse, cruelty, suffering and the inhumane treatment of animals, yet they don’t understand they are actively engaging in and supporting egregious suffering, abuse, cruelty and inhumane treatment when they eat animals and their ‘by-products.’ If you are against cruelty, suffering and inhumane treatment, then you go vegan. It’s just that simple.” – Sarah Kiser

  4. Stop to send animals to zoo!

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