In Ukraine, six tigers in terrible conditions have been rescued by animal rights activists. According to the Daily Mail, the tigers were held in captivity in Kiev and were found when a neighbor reported noise.  The animals were allegedly abandoned by a Ukrainian businessman who moved out of the country.

Local animal activist Evgheniya Prokopenko said of the findings, “We got a call saying they are being kept in a tiny aviary and that they are keeping people awake by roaring day and night.The aviaries where they are being housed were made of improvised materials. The conditions were shocking, three tigers lived in an eight-square-metre aviary in mud and their own waste, with no possibility to find a dry place.”

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The animals were allegedly so thirsty they were drinking from the floor. The conditions as described were one tiger per three-square-meter location. Two others were housed in an area just slightly larger than that. Prokopenko, a lawyer, added that the activists had filed a criminal case against the owner under a cruelty to animals law.

After contacting the businessman owner, he said that he planned to move the tigers to a local zoo. Watch the video of the rescue:

Read more about animal rescues in One Green Planet, including horses rescued in the United Kingdom, 5 Amazing Horse Rescue Stories. And read about 10 animal welfare victories in 2019. 

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