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Conflict at Indonesia's Surabaya Zoo Leaves Animals to Languish and Die, Including Endangered Sumatran Tigers

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, Surabaya zoo, suffering )

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Thousands of exotic animals, including endangered Sumatran tigers, are languishing at a renowned Indonesian zoo where a bitter conflict is leaving animals to suffer and die.

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Christeen A (371)
Monday November 18, 2013, 4:02 pm
I am sickened by this.

Elizabeth M (65)
Monday November 18, 2013, 4:51 pm
This horrific, Animals must be transferred immediately to a sanctuary or even a zoo (as much as I don't like them). This was also a sickening point -The syndicates approach poor villagers in places like Indonesia, offering small fortunes for a dead tiger. Also that they put a value of one tiger as $500,000. No wonder the drug trade has joined in. This is so inhumane, insanity & greed.
Thank You Cher.

Kit B (276)
Monday November 18, 2013, 4:57 pm

These cats need a safe sanctuary. This is horrible.

fly bird (26)
Monday November 18, 2013, 5:04 pm
The animals in this zoo are suffering horribly. GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE ACTION, BUT CAN IT?

Gloria p (304)
Monday November 18, 2013, 5:09 pm
So help me I cannot wait to leave the world. I pray, wish, and beg for it every minute of every day.

Past Member (0)
Monday November 18, 2013, 5:27 pm
Someone must go there then and teach them about animal welfare Are they so thick that they cant see these animals are suffering and dying Someone must help them

Richard S (209)
Monday November 18, 2013, 5:31 pm
Just heartbreaking!

Richard S (209)
Monday November 18, 2013, 5:33 pm
Dear Gloria,
The world would become a colder, harsher place without you. And your adorable cat would be bereft beyond words. Please stay with us.

Kayleigh Harter (9)
Monday November 18, 2013, 5:42 pm
The curator's statements are self-contradictory. This place should have been shut down years ago.

Sheila D (194)
Monday November 18, 2013, 6:28 pm
Something has to be done while these Idiots argue...but what agency can force them to act Now??

Gloria, there would be one less star in the sky should you go...

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Monday November 18, 2013, 6:30 pm
noted soooooooooooooo sad !!!!! heart breaking!!!!!! abuse brutality !!!!! I just hate this people!!!!! I`m sick !!!!!!!

Barbara K (60)
Monday November 18, 2013, 7:09 pm
This is disgustingly sad and these animals don't deserve to be left to suffer and starve to death in this hell hole. Get them out of there immediately, someone, please help them.

Shawna S (45)
Monday November 18, 2013, 9:08 pm
Can anyone step in? Like the news reporters or photographers?
I mean, getting the story out is one thing, but.... if that were me, I'd be DOING SOMETHING, anything.

It's so unbearably sad.


Kerrie G (116)
Monday November 18, 2013, 9:53 pm
Noted, thanks.

Athena F (131)
Monday November 18, 2013, 10:58 pm
what the hell, humans?

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 5:51 am
Bastards, they should go through the same thing that they are putting those poor animals through!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 6:46 am
I've signed countless petitions+sent emails to no avail. This horrid place needs to be burned to the ground. Can't understand why no organizations are stepping forward to help these animals..and secure their release---or how about feeding them at least. It's painful seeing these beautiful animals treated so horridly and dying one by one.

. (0)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 7:00 am
I've signed loads of petitions, but they don't seem to do much good, do they? I hope this hell hole gets shut down and the animals rescued. Thanks for sharing, Cher.

Victoria Oakey (124)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 8:18 am
Sadly noted. Those tigers are in a poor way starving to death and sick in this Indonesian Zoo. Other zoos and nature reserves would love to look after these animals properly, such a shame.

Sara P (54)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 10:54 am
But nobody want to stop this horror? If this animals have to dye why they have to continue to suffer in this horrible way?????

Wolfgang W (235)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 11:41 am
I visieted this zoo in the Eighties - animals were kept in cages in terrible conditions - seems things have even got worse

M B (62)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 1:32 pm
I have no words, how is this possible ??
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