Abandoned animals in the closed Spanish zoo: what will happen to them
In cages Parque Zoologico Prudencio Navarro unfolding tragedy.
3 April 2019 13:10
Zoo in the Spanish city of Ayamonte (Andalusia community) has long attracted the attention of animal advocates that even ordinary observation was enough to understand that they live in unsanitary conditions. But after received information about the regular death of animals, activists managed to achieve closure of the companies. But then the situation became even worse. There are strict rules governing the process of closing zoos: their inhabitants pre-need to find new places. However, the owners Parque Zoologico Prudencio Navarro just disappeared, leaving some animals to their fate.
Visiting the zoo inspection, animal welfare activists have found that in cages are still two bears, a tiger, four baboon, deer and other animals. Neither the Rangers nor the veterinarians there. No changes to the beasts of the water, which breed dangerous bacteria and mosquitoes. It is not known whether feeding someone neglected animals, and they likely at risk to die from hunger or try to escape, and this in turn threatens the local residents.
Environmentalists describe the state of the zoo as “chaotic neglect”: the tiger rushes around the glass in a locked cage, not finding a place, then pulls out mouth to the grass growing at the foot of the tree. Activists appeal to the city authorities at first had no effect: they only banned the shooting and locked the gates, which since the cessation of the activities of the zoo remained open. Meanwhile, the zoo has been up for two months, and every day the situation of animals is only getting worse.
In 2003 in Andalusia was adopted two laws aimed at protecting animals, including those in zoos. Animal welfare activists, referring to it, appealed to the state environmental protection organization, the Servicio de Protección de la Naturaleza de la Guardia Civil. Whether because of this, whether due to the wide coverage of the situation in the world media, the activists succeeded: Spanish sources reported on the agreement reached between the Association Animals Feel and city Council – the animals begin to evacuate this week. They promise to move to different places in Spain where the inhabitants of a closed zoo will provide the proper care and recovery after the experience. The first in the new place of residence will be taken nine deer.
Now the gates of the zoo reopened for visitors and activists who want to monitor the condition of the animals.
View was saved, the other terrible inhabitants of the zoo.
Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Bobr Times, Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my firstname.lastname@example.org 1-800-268-7116