Winter has come to Romania. A thick layer of snow blankets the frozen ground while wild bears hibernate peacefully beneath in their secluded dens.
But for Suzi, and other animals like her, there is no rest or relief this holiday season. Instead of the warmth and quiet safety of a winter den, Suzi spends her days in a tiny cage at a small roadside zoo in Romania.
The thin metal bars of her cage offer Suzi no protection from the cold snow and frosty winds that batter her every day. The concrete floor is rough and hard and her small pool of dirty water is a frozen block of ice.
Cold, hungry, and alone, Suzi looks out from the bars of her small, dirty cage.stop by and throw her a scrap of old bread, her only source of food.
This pathetic scene is the only thing Suzi has known since she was captured from the wild as a tiny cub.
Without immediate intervention, Suzi's chances are grim. She has never received veterinary care in her life and she cannot go on for much longer in these desperate conditions.
In Romania we've already rescued more than twenty bears and brought them to our new Romanian Bear Sanctuary. At the sanctuary bears like Suzi can climb trees and swim in fresh water ponds for the first time in their difficult lives.
We need your help to save Suzi and other animals who are still waiting. With your support, we can rescue captive wildlife, reach out to stray cats and dogs, bring relief to working equines, and help other animals in need.
Make your gift to bring hope, health, and happiness to an animal at this time of giving. There are countless animals around the world who need help right now - from bears like Suzi to an injured and homeless kitten like Amar, an abandoned dog like Lucy, or an abused horse like Charlie. Read their stories here.
Donate now to create a happy ending for an animal this holiday season.
On behalf of the animals, thank you.
Allan E. Kornberg, M.D.
Lion Neo and the other nine lionesses from Austria, along with Marvi and Clarice from Romania, are since exploring their 45.000 square metre habitat. Hildegard Pirker, the long-time keeper of the Austrian pack will stay with them for the next couple of weeks to make sure they are settling in well. The big cats have already found their favourite spot: They spend most of the daytime on a rock plateau. There, the stones are the warmest – and the view over the South African landscape is at its most magnificent!
The successful delivery of the European lions marks the full scale start of the game cat project of FOUR PAWS. 1250 hectares of land are at disposition for relocating lions, tigers and other predator cats according to their needs.
The continuation of this wonderful project and the feeding and professional care of the lions needs your help!
Please support this project!
Your FOUR PAWS team
Freeing captive bears in Romania
THE ZOO ANIMALS ARE BEING KILLED!! PLEASE SIGN THE PETITIONS AND FORWARD!! THANK YOU DEAR LADY LOU AND YOU ALL, DEAR MICHELLE, THIS IS THE PETITION WE HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT, IT'S A VERY, VERY SAD STORY, HAPPENING RIGHT HERE IN ROMANIA, AND, UNFORTUNATELY MY PEOPLE IS A PASSIVE ONE WHO, UNFORTUNATELY DOESNT CARE TOO MUCH OF ANIMALS, PLEASE, I BEG YOU TO HELP NADIA'S PETITION TO REACH THE GOAL OF 5000. PLEASE, DONT BE UPSET IF I MAY ASK YOU TO PUT IT IN YOUR SHARE!? DONT BE UPSET, BUT THINK, THE SLAUGHTER OF THOSE POOR ANIMALS BEGUN AND TILL OCTOBER THEY ALL HAVE TO DIE BECAUSE THE ZOOS HAVE NOT THE STANDARD OF EU REQUEST. OUR ONLY HOPE IS IN YOUR HELP. GOD BLESS YOU ALL OF YOU, DEARES FRIENDS, WE HAVE TO SHOW TO WHOLE WORLD, WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE. GIVE TO THOSE POOR ANIMALS A CHANCE. THAN K YOU, VERONICA LACH, WITH LOVE TO YOU ALL!TOGETHER, WE CAN STOP THIS HORRIBLE INJUSTICE!!!!
CALLING ALL COMPASSIONATE PEOPLE! WE NEED 5000 SIGNATURES. THERE ARE ONLY 1,900. PLEASE HELP STOP THE SLAUGHTER. PLEASE. NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE, WE CAN SPEAK OUT AGAINST THIS TOGETHER. PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION.
ACTION ALERT :THE SLAUGHTER IN THE ROMANIAN ZOOS BEGAN!!! PLEASE HELP WORLD COMMUNITY! OUR VOICES NEED TO BE HEARD. THIS CANNOT CONTINUE. SIGN BELOW AND FORWARD. THANX. Friday, 1:49 PM
FROM THE ' DAILY MAIL'THROUGH 'GANDUL.RO':
THE SLAUGHTER BEGAN AT TIMISOARA!
IT'S VERY SAD THAT RIGHT FROM THE CITY TIMISOARA, WHERE THE REVOLUTION BEGAN, NOW THE SLAUGHTERING OF POOR ZOOS ANIMALS HAS BEGUN!!
BIRDS WERE FRIED AND GIVEN TO THE POOR, A LION WAS POISONED AND A BEAR WAS SHOT! IT'S AWFUL!
AND OTHER ZOO ANIMALS FACE THE SAME FATE! THEY ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME!
THE ORGANIZATIONS ARE DESPERATE TO FIND A SOLUTION...
WHO HAS NOT ALREADY SIGNED NADIA'S PETITION , PLEASE DO IT AS FAST AS YOU CAN!
Please dear friends. This is horrible. Beautiful zoo animals are being slaughtered. Please sign and share and forward. Maybe it is not too late to stop this. We have shared some victories together...Now we can attempt to share another. THANK YOU! Michelle B.
Read More Info and Note Please. God Bless you.
Save Romania's Zoo Animals From Slaughter- TAKE ACTION!! Captive animals in Romania's 35 or more zoos are destined to be killed as the country's deplorable zoos do not meet EU standards. Please click "visit site" and sign my petition targeting the EU.
Please note that there are 2 Petitions. Please sign them both:
PETITION TARGET: Romania's President (Sinziana's):
PETITION TARGET: The European Parliament (Mine):
There were some confusion and my posts were deleted in a couple of groups--hosts thought they were duplicates. I got the lecture of 'in the future, please search the threads for existing petitions but thanks for the additional info..' so I gave a lecture back to 'please read the threads before deleting as I clearly specified that mine was a new one and I even listed both petitions to make that distinction.
I may just combine the 2 Romanian zoo petition threads in this group to avoid confusion. PLEASE SIGN BOTH PETITIONS!
Thank you! You signed at 8:04 AM PDT, Aug 2, 2007
Signed and forwarded....Thank you!!
Thank you! You signed at 10:21 AM PDT, Aug 3, 2007
signed. Thanks for doing this Sinziana
EVERYONE, PLEASE SIGN!! THE BUHUSI ZOO ANIMALS NEED TO BE RE-HOMED BEFORE OCTOBER OR THEY ALL GET EUTHANIZED-- IF THEY DON'T STARVE TO DEATH FIRST!!
After searching for big cat rescue organizations, hundred of letters and mails sent...without no reply...I have decided to create a petition directed to our president,urging him to take some action... Please take a look and sign...It's incredible urgent!