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Stop the lion and tiger tug-of-war 'attraction'

Stop the lion and tiger tug-of-war 'attraction'

Stop the new "tug-of-war" attraction between zoo animals and visitors

Why is this important?

Dartmoor zoo are selling tickets for £15 each to have a tug-of-war with a captive lion or a tiger. It's cruel and shows a total lack of respect for these beautiful majestic wild animals.

It feels like we're going backwards, the zoo is acting more like a circus rather than somewhere that really cares about the health and safety of the endangered animals in their captivity.

The zoo claims it's to give the animals intellectual exercise and fun, but it comes across as putting profits before the animal's welfare. There are plenty of ways that experienced professionals can care for the rare animals, without turning them in to a novelty play thing for tourists.

Dartmoor Zoo, Plymouth

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Reasons for signing

  • This is disapointing to see in a civilised word, and especially from a Zoo, run as an animal wealfare charity.
  • This surprises me that this going to be entertainment Is this to gain cash Thought they made money from a film !! This is a awful thing today Local people will be made aware of this now
  • If these animals need intellectual activity they should be provided with suitable enrichment activities and not circus tricks to entertain humans.

Updates

2019-02-17 09:50:24 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2019-02-15 17:22:11 +0000

500 signatures reached

2019-02-15 14:16:18 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-02-15 14:04:40 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-02-15 14:00:34 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-02-15 13:29:53 +0000

10 signatures reached