An animal advocate group has accused Amlan Zoo in Negros Oriental of animal cruelty, citing starvation, lack of proper healthcare, and inadequate shelter as the causes of death of some of the wild animals in the zoo.
One tiger named “Acron” has already died in recent weeks, and the management of the zoo appears to have no concrete plans about the welfare of the animals, according to the animal advocate group, Community Animal Rescue Efforts, Inc (CARE) alleged on a Facebook post where it shared photos of some animals.
The animals have reportedly been without food for three days, the group added.
The animal advocate group called on government agencies such as the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Animal Industry, PETA, DENR-NIR, DENR, DENR-Biodiversity Management Bureau, PVMA, Philippine Animal Rescue Team (P.A.R.T.), Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), CARA Welfare Philippines, The Philippine Society of Animal Science, Animal Kingdom Foundation, Amlan (Negros Oriental), Negros Oriental, Greenpeace International, Greenpeace Philippines, WWF, and WWF-Philippines to intervene and penalize those responsible for the cruel treatment of the animals.
This call to action follows several posts by the animal advocate group regarding the condition of the animals at Amlan Zoo.
The group has emphasized that this kind of cruel treatment of animals is unacceptable and must be stopped, stressing that these innocent animals don’t deserve this kind of life.
They also urged the public to share its post to raise awareness about the issue.