Peacocks Plucked of Feathers at Zoo Deserve Justice

Target: President of China Xi Jinping

Goal: Forbid tourists from interacting with animals at zoos.

Two peacocks at Yunnan Zoo in Zunming, China recently died after tourists plucked their feathers. Photos circulated online show a joyful father holding one of the birds while his daughter petted the frightened creature, moments before violently removing its plumage. The peacocks reportedly died from trauma following the event. From lethally throwing bricks at a kangaroo to make it jump, to zookeepers allegedly beating a tiger for refusing to perform, this is the latest incident at Chinese zoos where animals have been ruthlessly harmed for spectator entertainment.

Like other Chinese animal refuges, patrons at the 1,133 hectare Yunnan park are permitted to approach, feed and take photographs with some animals. In such an open space with few guards on patrol, this is a breeding ground for disaster. People are literally being encouraged to impose on animal habitats. Laws must be made where animals are protected from thrill seeking customers, whether that means banning contact altogether, requiring more park rangers, or committing to the diligent persecution of wrongdoers. Motivate the Chinese president to take action by signing the petition below.


Dear President Xi,

There is no way to put this lightly –  animal abuse at Chinese zoos is becoming a serious problem. Recently two peacocks died at Yunnan Zoo in Zunming after a family removed their feathers in some sick attempt of souvenir hunting. The birds reportedly later died from complications, just like the kangaroo that had bricks thrown at it for not jumping on command. Not long ago, there were also allegations of a zookeeper boiling felines to make ¨tiger wine.¨ With all due respect, it appears as though there is little concern for the lack of decency in these situations.

Hopefully, you realize that new standards of protection must be set in place to ensure animal safety in China. Based on previous incidents, today we implore you to prohibit zoo visitors from having direct contact with animals any longer. To accompany new legislation, perhaps it would be advisable to publicly denounce those who deliberately harm animals for fun. Animals go through enough tribulation being held in captivity – why make matters even worse by allowing them to be terrorized by thoughtless tourists?


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  1. Beth Weissman says:

    Another country that should not be allowed to have a zoo since they have no respect or compassion for animals.

    • No country should be allowed to have a zoo but china is so atrocious that they should not be allowed withing 1500 feet of any innocent being! They are murderers and subhuman many of them! As a whole it is a sick society that needs a violent demise for the most part.

      • Oh and those subhumans that murdered the innocent beings need to be executed and their kin need to pay for the execution!

  2. The Chinese are a bunch of vile, disgusting subhumans when it comes to its treatment of wild and domesticated animals! The US should stop all imports of its products UNTIL IT CEASES TREATING ANIMALS IN SUCH VULGAR WAYS!!

    • VB and those subhumans who murdered the peacocks needs to be put to death. I mean china executes people for just about any reason. They can add a few more reasons! We would be too happy to watch the subhumans get executed and have their family members pay for the execution!

  3. They should not be allowed to have zoos over there. All the animals are suffering, being abused, tortured, and neglected

    • No place should have zoos but instead of having that 1 child policy, they can add murdering an innocent being as a reason to execute and such. Watch the chinese population be cut in half in 10 years. GOOD! Execute all subhumans that murder defenseless beings. The executions must be public and most violent and cause maximum suffering! A dull sword is a great start or a rope that breaks so that they can be hung over and over till the die from the fall or of a broken neck. THEY DESERVE IT! Being beaten to death is a pretty decent one too.

  4. Where else but China!
    Are people really that calloused and stupid?
    I suggest to rip their hair out – see if they like it!

  5. how much perverse, demon, malicious through and through,
    devilish and like a killer to put off waste of humanity.
    only the idea of doing something like this is perverse –
    but to realize this thought a helpless and defenseless animal
    I would also like to burn this whole pack of animals abusers and torment a lot more to death. It is no longer enduring like these poor animals must suffer. These are all feeling cripples of these monstermen.
    They should be extinguished. So much exorbitant brutality and absolute cruelty is no longer to be surpassed.

    Cowardly human scum

  6. China should not have any animals living there as they clearly hate all animals .

  7. President Xi,

    Stop these cruel acts of torture. Close all zoos as the animals are not treated with respect.


  9. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared❗️😠

  10. 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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