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Buenos Aires to Close 140 Year Old Zoo, Saying Captivity Is Degrading

Animals  (tags: zoo, Buenos Aires, zoo closed, ecopark, animals, children )

- 1090 days ago -
The animals will be moved to nature reserves throughout the country where they will live in more suitable environments. The zoo will be transformed into an ecopark will provide children a place 2 learn how to take care of and relate with different species


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Beth M (138)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 1:47 pm
Good, but many of these poor animals are too sick or old to be moved. It is too late for them

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 2:14 pm
Brilliant and encouraging news. . .

David C (75)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 2:45 pm

Doris F (19)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 2:52 pm
good news, but agree with Beth M., thank you Dandelion

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 5:38 pm
Thanks Dandelion. Right Beth--the only way to live with this is to hope that their lost time on Earth prevented future generations from having the same experience. That's how I view the human experience---but I have much more faith and hope in the animal kingdom being wise enough to learn from their errors. Maybe Eve ate a ruse of an apple, thinking it was from "The Tree Of Knowledge". Whatever it was, it certainly has a long-lasting effect!!

Animae C (509)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 6:02 pm
You can thank Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta here;

Applaud City's Decision to Close Zoo PETITION

Thanx Dandelion

Dawnie W (250)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 10:20 pm
❤️Noted :-)❤️
❤️Thanking you kindly for sharing this information Dandelion❤️
💕💛ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💕♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥💕Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ❤️ღ💛💕

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 29, 2016, 12:17 am
Still smiling from the news! Just hope it has a ripple effect. thx Dandelion

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday June 29, 2016, 4:34 am
Thanks AniMae petition signed.

Ben O (128)
Wednesday June 29, 2016, 6:12 am
Good news are hard to find these days... : ~ ) And once again; -50 years ago I visited that freaking zoo, the worst place I had ever seen!

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday June 29, 2016, 4:02 pm
A shame it took 50 years then Ben. But at least it is finally done.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Wednesday June 29, 2016, 10:50 pm
Noted - agree with you Dandelion - 50 years is a bloody lifetime for these poor angels. Years ago they should have been sent too sanctuaries where they could live out the rest of their days with their own kind and with freedom to roam. Shocking that they have only decided to do this now while all the time these poor innocent souls have endured nothing but horrendous suffering.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Thursday June 30, 2016, 12:35 am
Good news! Petition signed & shared.
Thanks Dandelion & AniMae.

Monika A (94)
Friday July 1, 2016, 4:15 am
Wonderful news :)
Petition signed.
Thank you Dandelion and thank you AniMae for the link.

Lynn Carin (361)
Friday July 1, 2016, 8:32 am
Excellent news! Thanks for sharing this, Dandelion.

Winn Adams (179)
Friday July 1, 2016, 9:50 am
Thanks Sheryl and AmiMae for the link.

Birgit W (160)
Friday July 1, 2016, 2:27 pm
Wonderful news. Thanks for sharing Dandelion.

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday July 1, 2016, 3:16 pm
Noted. Thanks, Dandelion.
Petition signed.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Friday July 1, 2016, 4:46 pm
Thanks Sheryl and Animae for the link.

Shirley S (187)
Friday July 1, 2016, 9:11 pm
A good move long overdue.

Arild Warud (174)
Saturday July 2, 2016, 1:57 am
Great news,thanks Sheryl.

SuSanne P (193)
Saturday July 2, 2016, 9:18 am
Thank you Dandelion. Great to learn humanity in progress due to awareness and so many activists over the years. Petition signed and shared on FB

Anne P (174)
Sunday July 3, 2016, 8:17 am
Excellent news that makes my day. Thanks for posting, Sheryl.

fly bird (26)
Monday July 4, 2016, 2:32 pm
I am saddened to hear, Arturo died July 3. His painful life is over, now.

He never had freedom, comfort or peace.

Thank you, Dandelion.

Animae C (509)
Monday July 4, 2016, 5:36 pm

Maryann S (112)
Monday July 4, 2016, 6:23 pm
Signed, thank you Dandelion & AniMae. RIP Arturo.
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