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'Worst Zoo In The World' Closes In Gaza Strip As Animals Rescued

Animals  (tags: Animals, Animalrights, animalcruelty, animaladvocates, zoo, wildlife, wild animals )

- 1028 days ago -
A zoo in the Gaza Strip dubbed "the worst in the world" has been permanently shuttered.


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Animae C (509)
Wednesday August 24, 2016, 2:55 am

TY for sharing Katka

Ljiljana Milic (115)
Wednesday August 24, 2016, 3:56 am
Thank you Katka. Good news for few survived animals - according to the article:
"tortoises, an emu and other remaining animals will be taken to a rescue centre in Jordan and the tiger to a sanctuary in South Africa".
But bad news is (I didn't know) that there is another Zoo in Gaza.

Solitary Eagle (324)
Wednesday August 24, 2016, 7:29 am
Thank you for this good news, Katka.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 24, 2016, 9:16 am
So relieved--took long enough.

Hugh S (112)
Wednesday August 24, 2016, 10:15 am
That's great news , there's nothing worse for animals to be locked up in cages and starving and helpless it's abuse at it's worse.

Janine V (105)
Wednesday August 24, 2016, 4:56 pm
Excellent ~ thanks Katka

S J (124)
Wednesday August 24, 2016, 6:02 pm
great! meowwww

Suzanne L (89)
Wednesday August 24, 2016, 9:36 pm
According to The Times of Israel, the animals were rescued by the Vienna-based organization Four Paws, and include Laziz, believed to be the last tiger in Gaza, as well as an emu, a pelican, two tortoises, two other birds, a deer, five monkeys and two porcupines. They represent the last survivors of this 'zoo' which was little more than an amusement park for locales - e.g. zebra rides for kids. Most of the animal died and were crudely taxidermied. They are now lying around as gray, mummified carcasses which remained on display alongside the living animals. The mummified animals on display include Laziz’s mate.

Life for the few animals that did survive was difficult: little food, cramped cages and terror from frequent strife between Israel and Hamas. Shortly before the Four Paws mission team arrived in Gaza on Sunday, a rocket was fired from Gaza into Sderot and the Israel Defense Forces answered with 50 airstrikes. “When Four Paws arrived in Gaza, they saw smoke, they told The Times of Israel via Skype in an exclusive interview from the zoo late Tuesday night. The 14 person rescue/transport team was unfazed and spent all of Tuesday preparing the animals for their journey across the border into Israel.

Raleigh k (358)
Wednesday August 24, 2016, 11:33 pm

Giana P (398)
Thursday August 25, 2016, 4:00 am
This makes me so happy Katka. I read about it yesterday! During the war I was heartbroken, couldn't stop thinking about those poor animal! No Israel has accepted most of them to the Safari and I cried for joy. Thanks!

Kerstin S (123)
Thursday August 25, 2016, 4:50 am
good news

Wendi M (9)
Thursday August 25, 2016, 7:07 pm

Leslene Dunn (84)
Thursday August 25, 2016, 10:45 pm
Noted and signed - indeed great news, but it was left far too late. All these precious angels lost their lives behind bars, and that is just unforgivable. The suffering they must have endured is beyond measure and the rubbish pos that owns this zoo should be locked up in one of those cages and left to rot.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 25, 2016, 11:45 pm
S & N & S! THANK GOD!!!

Cheryl H (91)
Friday August 26, 2016, 1:19 am
Thank the Almighty. Thanks Katka!

Jim Ven (0)
Friday August 26, 2016, 3:25 am
thanks for the article.

Sylvie A (190)
Friday August 26, 2016, 3:40 am
Noted & shared.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday August 27, 2016, 7:48 am
Thank the Almighty!

Heidi W (153)
Tuesday August 30, 2016, 10:07 am
Good News. shared.
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