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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 10:47 AM

47 Neglected Animals Saved From War-Torn Zoo in Gaza

Rescuers from Four Paws are celebrating what is their largest mission yet with the removal of 47 neglected animals from a war-torn zoo in Gaza.

The Rafah Zoo, which opened in 1999 in the southernmost part of Gaza, has since become known as the “Zoo of Sorrows” because of the tragic conditions animals there live in. Sadly for the zoo’s many residents, they’ve been kept in inappropriate enclosures, and have been lacking food and veterinary care, both of which have taken a serious toll on their psychological and physical health.

While the zoo has been on the radar for some time, it recently come under increasing fire after four lion cubs froze to death in January, and a young lioness later had her claws barbarically removed with garden shears so visitors could play with her. According to Four Paws, the zoo’s owner claimed to have amputated the leg of an injured fox with a circular saw himself, and announced more male lions would also be ruthlessly declawed so they could interact with visitors.

Tragically, many have died there as a result of conflict in the area and a lack of care.

Now, however, the suffering of the survivors has finally come to an end and they’re all starting new lives. Although the rescue mission was delayed due to escalating violence and border closures, 47 animals have been safely evacuated by rescuers.




https://www.care2.com/causes/47-neglected-animals-saved-from-war-torn-zoo-in-gaza.html

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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 11:12 AM

1. That's great, thank you

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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 03:37 PM

2. Off to the Greatest page now

Thanks goodness for Four Paws!

It's good that two of the older lions are headed to LIONSROCK, Four Paws’ big cat sanctuary in South Africa.

Donations link:

https://bit.ly/help-gaza-zoo


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