Did you know that many wild animals are born in captivity in horrendous conditions and with a slim chance of survival?
In fact, around 1 million vertebrate animals live in captivity worldwide. Unfortunately, that is the case in numerous Bulgarian zoos. The most recent innocent victims were two lion cubs, Simba and Kossara.
The cubs were born in July of 2020 as a result of inbreeding. It was not the first time zoo animals were born in such harsh conditions. Bulgarian zoos have been operating without fulfilling the minimum standards for taking care of animals.
Four Paws asked the Bulgarian Prime Minister, the Minister of Environment and Water, and the EU Commissioner for the Environment for help in this matter. The organization informed them of the poor living conditions and upkeep of the zoos.
The organization cares for animals all over the world. One of the ways they do so is by educating the general public about animal rights. They also focus on improving the living conditions of animals while rescuing and guarding them.
Four Paws has demanded justice for the incident that happened with Simba and Kossara. This is the fourth time in the past three years that lion cubs were born in such cruel conditions in Bulgaria.
Four Paws refuses to give up, though, and we should all follow their example. No animal should be inbred, neglected, and kept in a small, uncomfortable cage for profit. Of course, not all zoo’s are bad. Many have helped bring back endangered species and increase their numbers.
Are you willing to help?
If you’d like to join this significant cause and make a difference, please sign the petition to help rescue wild animals from Bulgarian zoos and close cruel cages.