Thursday, January 21, 2016

Armenia: Is this the world's saddest zoo? Lions, bears kept in shocking conditions

Look at that poor bear...
Animal rights activists have launched a petition urging authorities to save animals living in horrifying conditions at an Armenian zoo, which was left abandoned after the private initiative turned out to be unprofitable and the animals were left to a sorry fate.

A petition calling for people to “help free lions and bears stuck in tiny cages from Armenia’s worst zoo” was posted on change.org. In a disturbing video, which recently emerged online, the animals could be seen trapped in tiny cages, clearly trying their best to survive.

Footage of an abandoned Armenian zoo in Gyumri emerged on Wednesday, showing the plight of the animals trapped in cages.

SOT, Gyumri resident (Armenian): "First we need our government to think about it. We don't help these animals because we can't, there should be some money for it. Only the government or officials can provide funds that are needed."

SOT, Gyumri local resident (Armenian): "For animals it would be good if they were free but if they are still in cages they should be fed. Not every person can go to Africa, India or to any jungle just to see these kinds of animals, but we were given such an opportunity."

Info source: rt

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