Don’t Let Elderly Lion Slowly Starve to Death

Target: Abdul Hamid, President of Bangladesh

Goal: Save an aging lion from starving to death at a zoo.

A 17-year-old lion named Juboraj has spent much of his life isolated in a cage with no companions as the Comilla Zoo’s star attraction. However, now that his health is in decline due to his advancing age, zoo officials have decided to move the lion out of public view and appear to be allowing him to languish and starve to death. This poor animal deserves far better treatment and we must demand that he be relocated at once.

Concerned zoo goers first noticed the lion’s deteriorating condition in recent weeks, with photographs emerging showing his protruding spine and hip bones. He is allegedly so weak that he can barely walk, and his caretakers say that he rarely eats. The zoo responded to the public outcry surrounding Juboraj by hiding him from public view. He now appears to be residing in a barren, muddy cell, where he continues to waste away.

This is no way to treat a sick and dying animal. Juboraj must be taken to an accredited sanctuary where he can live out the rest of his days comfortably or if necessary he must be euthanized in a humane manner. Sign this petition to urge the President of Bangladesh to intervene on this magnificent creature’s behalf.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Hamid,

The Comilla Zoo is currently housing an elderly lion named Juboraj who appears to be suffering and wasting away in his advancing age. To make matters worse, he has been forced to live in a muddy pit outside of the public eye, apparently to prevent further outcry from concerned guests. This lion deserves far better, and cannot be allowed to starve from neglect simply because he is old.

Juboraj has suffered for years in isolation away from other lions. In the wild, lions are social creatures that thrive on interaction with their own kind. We, the undersigned, ask that you speak out on behalf of Juboraj and demand that he be moved to an accredited sanctuary where he can reside with other lions for his remaining days. If this cannot be done, the zoo must do the right thing and humanely euthanize him rather than allow him to die alone in agony.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Khalid Bin Nazrul

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17 Comments

  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    would you let your fellow animals starve? i think not cause its neglect and its just wrongful. lions need organic meat from stores.

  2. Robert Ortiz says:

    This is so cruel and something must be done to stop it! Please help Juboraj!

  3. We need to start a petition to buy the animal’s freedom; perhaps the almighty dollar (or whatever their currency is) would sway them into decency.

  4. Your customers are complaining about the condition of this unfortunate elderly lion, yet your answer is to keep Jubaraj alone, away from the eyes of the public, presumably to die alone and untreated. This is not acceptable, it is outrageously cruel. Let the lion go to a sanctuary where he will get the care that you can’t- or won’t- give to him. Do the decent thing, please.

  5. Diane Hoyle says:

    We need to help poor jumbo raj now and start a petition to free this poor animal where he can receive TLC. Please please help us

  6. Jeannette Allan says:

    Something must be done to help this poor beautiful old lion. There must be a sanctuary where he can live out his life with dignity and respect, and some happiness after all those years of captivity. Gandhi said the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. Bangladesh must know the eyes of the world are aware of this issue, and something must be done.

  7. Gillian Miller Gillian Miller says:

    Bangladesh is a Muslim controlled country and this is how they treat their zoo animals as well as companion and farm animals. I can only hope but do not expect.

  8. It’s all about money and greed, not the welfare of the animals. Since there is no more money to be made from using this animal for people to look at, zoo officials are making this lion live in a muddy pit outside of the public eye.
    This is animal abuse at it’s worst. There shouldn’t be any zoos for human entertainment.

  9. this poor lion needs help please someone help him get hi out of that hell hole but then this is a muslim country what do you expect and we’ve got so many in Canada now thanks yo our idiot PM we’re suffocating in them isn’t there someone like Peta or something that can help this poor boy

  10. This is absolutely a monsterous Act. Human beings are the worst. They are destroying this planet and our wildlife.

  11. Dawn Pettinger says:

    These people are bastards, why is there no vet to intervene and send him to a rescue centre. Put the vile people in the cage for the next 17 years and leave them to rot. I can’t believe we live in the 21 st century , and yet these people are ignorant despots with depraved hearts and no soul. How can that be right !!

  12. This is so shameful , this poor magnificent
    Lion has had no life and now faces a horrible death how can any one be so cruel , the people responsible should trade places with him and see how they like it

  13. Civilized people do not do this. He needs a pride or at the very least to have a companion and some room to roam, vet care and the correct diet. Stupid idiotic people!!

  14. OMG…..PLEASE PLEASE WE MUST ALL DO ALL WE CAN TO SAVE THIS MAJESTIC ANIMAL BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. CALL WWF,IDA,ALDF, HSUS INTERNATIONAL, THEY ALL HAVE TOP NOTCH ATTORNEYS AND CAN HELP…..BEST WISHES AND I PRAY THAT HE CAN BE SAVED AND MOVED TO A SANCTUARY WHERE HE CAN LIVE HIS REMAINING YEARS BEING WELL TAKEN CARE OF AND LIVE LIKE HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ALL HIS LIFE!!!

  15. FREE JUBORAJ THE LION TO IMMEDIATE CARE TO SURVIVE FORM THIS NOW.

  16. Robin Newlan says:

    This just is so upsetting, & the people in this stupid country deserve to be treated worse than this poor lion. If you cant care properly for this lion, then DON’T GET IT. Lions don’t belong in a damn zoo anyway!!! These animals were made to be free, & run wild. This is despicable. Where in the hell are the workers & why are they letting this happen?? Where are the vets? Better yet, where is ANYONE with a damn heart?? Animals are not the enemy: humans are. These people aren’t human, they are an animal of the worst kind. You WILL pay. Karma is a bitch, & hopefully every person that works there meets their karma soon. !!! Evil, pure evil, ALL of you, especially the “owner”, aka….lion killer!!!!!!

  17. Barton Dixon says:

    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi
    “If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” Albert Einstein
    “Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” Authur Schopenhauer

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