Close ‘Zoo of Death’ Before More Animals are Killed

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Target: Phyllis K. Fong, USDA Inspector General

Goal: Close Baton Rouge Zoo where 21 animals have lost their lives this year alone.

Twenty-one animals died at the Baton Rouge Zoo this past year, the most recent being three monkeys that were attacked by two domestic dogs that broke into the zoo through lax security. The zoo itself is in bad condition, according to visitor Kerregan Layne. “Instead of seeing healthy, happy animals, people go in and see empty exhibits, animals who look depressed, and overgrown sidewalks.” The deaths of these 21 animals is just the icing on the cake.

There is no final word as to how this has been allowed to happen. Some point the blame at the animals’ caretakers. Currently, there has been no proper investigation of the zoo nor any clear answer as to how the animals were allowed to lose their lives. When investigated, the zoo was reportedly found blameless and the case was brushed aside.

We need to find the truth behind these tragedies and ensure there are no more. Animals in zoos are just as vulnerable and priceless as our pets and wild animals, they deserve to be treated with dignity and loving care and given happy, high-quality environments to live in. The deaths of these 21 animals need not be in vain. Sign this petition to demand the USDA conduct a proper investigation of these deaths and that the zoo be closed if violations are established.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Ms. Fong,

Twenty-one animals died at the Baton Rouge Zoo this year, a horrifyingly large number. Three of these animals were mauled to death by dogs that were somehow allowed to break into the facility. There is no solid word as to how these deaths were allowed to happen and there has yet to be a proper investigation of the zoo. We must find the truth behind the deaths of these animals and if there is criminal neglect occurring, the caretakers must be disciplined and the zoo shut down.

Please conduct a thorough investigation of these 21 deaths as well as the Baton Rouge Zoo itself. These poor animals did not deserve to die; we must ensure that their loss will not be in vain. Please help us save the remaining animals at the Baton Rouge Zoo from the same sad fate.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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46 Comments

  1. Stop & pursue this deformity – instantly!

    Not humane than barbaric, really stupid and worthless criminal and ignorant ASSHOLES, which should be caged for their whole lives! Or not?

    THE DEVIL SHOULD TAKE ALL RESPONSIBLE PERSONS AWAY – ONCE FOR ALL !

  2. Angela Laurito says:

    Todos los animales del planeta tienen derecho a vivir dignamente, pero el hombre se ha encargado que esto no suceda..
    No sólo los encierran sino también son matados cruelmente a parte de que la mayoría de los países asiáticos los consumen…

  3. THE SO CALLED HUMAN BEINGS THAT LOOK AFTER ANY OF THESE POOR POOR HELPLESS CREATURES NEED LOCKING UP AND JUST FORGET THEM, THEY ARE JUST SO EVIL VILE SICKENING BASTARDS. LOW LIFE SCUM

  4. Laura Wilson says:

    Local people should lead the protest. T.I.G.E.R.S. in Myrtle Beach and Tony the Tiger Truckstop are more deep south offending zoos. Letter to the editor of local papers need to be written by people from LA to get printed. Put up posters.

  5. Karen Remnant says:

    How many more animals have to die before this place is closed? Disgusting!

  6. Dana ciuro says:

    Animals are not here for our entertainment! They are living things too that deserve their freedom!

  7. Rhona LaBruzzo says:

    I was wondering what country was doing this and it is my USA. If you can’t do your job, quit, like us everyday people do. The everyday items that are overlooked are against some kind of laws. Careless, lazy and greedy slobs have reigned to long here in the US.

  8. I’LL TELL YOU HOW THIS HAPPENED, LAZINESS AND THEY DON’T CARE AT ALL ABOUT THESE ANIMALS. THE (SO CALLED)INVESTIGATORS ALSO DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE TIME TO INVESTIGATE (AGAIN, LAZY PEOPLE).

  9. Bev Woodburn says:

    Close Baton Rouge Zoo where 21 animals have lost their lives this year alone.
    This is a Zoo of hell and terror and must be closed down immediately. Please save all the defenceless animals that are suffering in this vile Zoo.
    And charge all involved with this Zoo for animal torture and suffer and jail the bastards. Or better still eradicate the subhuman monsters from this planet.

  10. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    CLOSE THIS HELL HOLE DOWN PERMANENTLY❗️😠
    Signed & Shared😡

  11. This sounds more like a death camp for animals than a zoo. Please remedy the conditions before any more of the prisoners are slaughtered. They are innocents being set-up for destruction with no way to escape or defend themselves.If we drag them from their homes and stick them in cages, it is our responsibility to protect them

  12. This disgusting hell hole must be closed WITHOUT DELAY. All of the surviving creatures must be re-homed to reputable sanctuaries to be loved and cared for as they should have been. This despicable zoo should have been closed down a long time ago. Animals do not belong caged and imprisoned in man’s world; they should be free in their natural habitat. Baton Rouge Zoo has to be fully investigated and if proven to be guilty of neglect and cruelty, prosecuted without doubt.

  13. I think we should send a message to the Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce that a boycott of their city might change their minds. I don’t know if that’s an option, but I’d like to try

  14. Sally Bebo-Anderson says:

    Animal lives matter!!!!!!!! Close down this hell hole! WTF is wrong with you people!

  15. WHERE IS PETA? … OR HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE U.S.?… OR THE ASCPA/ … WJERE THE HELL IS MY MONEY GOING THAT I DONATE TO THESE ORGANIZATIONS TO HELP WITH BULLSHIT ABUSE LIKE THIS!!!!!!

  16. Anita Culling says:

    Must close this wicked hell down immediately.
    Why isn’t it shut and the animals rescued.

  17. Marilyn Glasgow says:

    Oh no, as soon as I saw the letters, USDA, I knew these poor animals were doomed. They never, ever do anything to help animals, except maybe fine these awful people and collect the cash. Be safe, little ones.

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