Release Suffering Jaguar Doomed to Live in Tiny Cage

Target: Daryl Richardson, Owner of the Dallas World Aquarium

Goal: Retire B’alam the jaguar to an accredited sanctuary.

The Dallas World Aquarium currently holds a lone black jaguar in an enclosure no bigger than the average living room. Onlookers saw the jaguar pacing as visitors banged on the glass of his prison. It is time B’alam is sent to an accredited sanctuary.

The Dallas World Aquarium has had jaguars for years and, over these years, many problems have arisen. One of the aquarium’s first jaguars was returned to his owner after he became sick and later died, another died while under anesthesia and yet another lost his leg after fighting one of the aquarium’s other exotic cats.

Many visitors have left the aquarium feeling sick with how this jaguar is forced to live. Sign this petition and demand the Dallas World Aquarium retire B’alam to an accredited sanctuary.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Richardson,

Your aquarium has held jaguars for years, however, many problems have occurred over this time. Several jaguars have died and one lost his leg. Now, B’alam is forced to live in a small enclosure all alone while onlookers bang on his glass. It is time B’alam experiences the life he deserves and is retired to an accredited sanctuary.

Many visitors have left your aquarium in disgust with B’alam’s living situation. He has been seen pacing back and forth excessively and is clearly miserable. In the wild, jaguars live in an area of about eight to 30 miles, climb tall trees, and play in big bodies of water. B’alam is unable to truly experience a natural life when stuck in your confinements.

Please consider retiring B’alam to an accredited sanctuary. Many sanctuaries have come forth saying that they could take B’alam. It is time to let B’alam live the life he deserves and for your zoo to stop abusing him for profit.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Cburnett

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11 Comments

  1. Reports on Yelp say your animals look like they could be better treated or in bigger living spaces – I would say too many comments like that to be ignored. And the smell of “waste”, with regards to parts of the aquarium, animals’ quarters and penguins…
    And the eel… “I feel some of the exhibits are just way too small for what resided in them. One example was an electric eel- he couldn’t even turn around in his aquarium and didn’t have a place to hide…”
    And what’s going on with the panther, living in a space “the size of an average living room”. Not good. “Onlookers saw the jaguar pacing as visitors banged on the glass of his prison.” Double not good… Many viewers have been sickened.
    As many sanctuaries have come forth, with regards to help, saying they could take B’alam (sparing effort and cost with regards to relocation), and there have been so MANY problems with jaguars, please consider retiring B’alam to an accredited sanctuary…it will reflect positively on you, in the best way, and B’alam will live the way he is supposed to.

  2. Anne-Mari Gavin says:

    Show RESPECT towards GOD and ALL HIS creatures and creations!!!
    Luke 6:31 ~ Do to others as you would have them do to you.
    God created all the animals (Psalm 104). All animals belong to God (Psalm 50:10). God cares for the animals. “Jesus said: ‘are not the five sparrows sold for two copper coins and not one of them is forgotten before God.
    Psa 34:16 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
    Ecc_3:19 ~ For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no pre-eminence (authority) above a beast: for all is vanity (arrogance).

    Proverbs 12.10 – A righteous man has regard for the life of his animals.

  3. Cynthia Mattera says:

    Please, do the right thing and send this poor Jaguar to a sanctuary. Would you like to like in a glass box your ENTIRE LIFE?????

  4. Let the jaguar go. You are not fit to keep slugs. Let them all go and get in the cages yourselves.

  5. ROSEMARY Anderson says:

    disgusting you should be ashamed of yourselves abusing this animal the way you have and continuing despite peoples protests to do so. Release the poor animal to a safe and loving sanctuary.

  6. WHY WOULD ANY HUMAN BEING DO THIS TO SUCH A BEAUTIFUL ANIMAL, WOULD THEY LIKE TO BE SHOVED IN A SMALL ROOM NEVER TO LEAVE IT AND NEVER SEE ANYBODY, IT IS SO CRUEL,LET HIM LIVE THE REST OF THEY LIFE SOME WHERE PEOPLE WILL LOOK AFTER IT, AND CARE FOR IT.

  7. free this jaguar to a great sanctuary with more room to live and better care.

  8. IGNACIO ROBLES says:

    https://twitter.com/agalanwilson

    HERE IS THE GUY, CLAIM HIM HERE!

    • Hmm, crime victim support is good – are you suggesting it be applied to the jaguar! All that banging on glass – at the very least, a “fenced barrier” but, still, this does not resolve “space the size of an average living room”, lack of mobility and social deprivation…

  9. I wouldnt visit your place of profit if I lived near there or ever traveled there. People have the power to change these miserable situations for beautiful wildlife if they do NOT patronize these prisons!! Stop giving places like this who suffer animals your money. This is your contribution to it!! STOP going..stop paying to support it! Boycott this place! Get everyone you know to boycott this place! Dont be selfish in patronizing this animal suffering wildlife PRISON!

  10. Jennifer Armstrong says:

    It’s time to do the right thing and let this beautiful Jaguar retire to a sancurary. I think you made enough off the animal and all animals! Greedy basters. They DO NOT belong to you! This Jaguar was taken from his home, probable taken away from its mother shortly after birth! Put him behind glass so all ignorant people can take picture! Gawd think outside the box! What goes on once the aquarium is closed! Abuse, crueilty, starve, neglected. It’s only about the money! Love Rose wording “you are not fit to keep slugs” crawl under the rock you came from and fuck off!

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