Although a small percentage of zoos in the world is partially dedicated to animal welfare and conservation, the vast majority of zoos are mere tourist attractions designed to draw in big crowds and bring in high profits. One such zoo is The Fuzhou Zoo in Fujian, China, which has been under fire for letting visitors throw bricks at animals.
A petition on Care2 explains that visitors at The Fuzhou Zoo were seen throwing bricks at kangaroos in what was assumed to be an attempt to make the resting animals exhibit their signature hop. The results were gruesome. The petition states that a female kangaroo suffered so severely from the attack that her crushed foot was almost severed. But what is even worse, internal injuries resulting from the thrown bricks led to the untimely death of the kangaroo just a few days later. But this shocking behavior has not been stopped by the zoo, as witnesses reported visitors injuring yet another kangaroo at The Fuzhou Zoo just a few weeks later.
It is apparent The Fuzhou Zoo cares only about profit, not animals, and their blatant neglect of those in their care is unacceptable. The petition is calling for The Fuzhou Zoo to be shut down in an effort to prevent more innocent animals from suffering or dying at the hands of careless individuals.
Please take a moment to sign the petition here.
But that’s not all you can do to help fight the cruelty involved in keeping wild animals in captivity. By never buying a ticket to a zoo, marine park, or similar attraction, you can help decrease demand for this type of “entertainment.” Many people still view zoos as safe havens for animals, so please do your part to spread the truth and share this with your network!
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