Blah blah blah - national pride. Blah blah blah. Hachi hachi hachi. This is a national disgrace and has been for many years. I won't even go there because I know how badly it will affect me. I went in 1996 and that was bad enough. Why HAVE a zoo if you aren't going to treat the animals properly? Ship the animals out to other countries (UAE for example) where they actually CARE about conservation.
Thanks for forwarding this, Amer.
Living condition of Kuwait Zoo animals atrocious’
July 16th, 2010
Kuwait City – PETA Asia Director, Jason Baker, said that the living conditions of the Kuwait Zoo animals are atrocious and that they are continuously suffering a miserable life.
In a letter received by the Arab Times on Thursday addressed to the Director General of the Environment Public Authority, Baker urged the director to immediately ban the import of anymore animals to the zoo.According to the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) activist, several animals at the Kuwait Zoo have died due to severe neglect on part of the employees as well as “despicable husbandry conditions and the absence of veterinary care.”
“The situation has been exacerbated by the recent heat waves in the country. Without adequate shelter and water, numerous animals have died of dehydration and heatstroke after prolonged exposure to extreme heat. News reports indicate that animals such as parrots, dogs and deer were lying dead at the zoo,” he said.
Baker added that the zoo workers had no skills or knowledge when it came to providing proper treatment to injured and sick animals. He respectfully urged the Environment Public Authority to immediately ban any further import of animals and to take measures to improve the animal welfare at the zoo.
The PETA director also mentioned that Kuwait ratified the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora in 2002 and various animals that have died were protected under the convention. He implored the authority to observe the treaty obligations and investigate the managerial activities of the Kuwait Zoo as well as to prohibit anyone from trading animals in violation of the convention.
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Question: I know there are parts in the Quran on the humane treatment of animals. Does the Bible also state that?