The deteriorating state of Manila Zoo

As the world observes Animal Day on today Oct-4, a discussion rages about the state of animals inside Manila Zoo.

“The animals at the Manila Zoo are treated like prisoners, even though they've committed no crime. These animals are bred or captured for a lifetime of loneliness and misery, and the best way to help stop the suffering is to boycott the zoo,” PETA director for Asia-Pacific Jason Baker said.“It’s really sad,” said Mona Consunji, board secretary of the Animal Welfare Coalition, of the Manila Zoo’s current state. “That elephant, I think is already going crazy,” referring to Mali, prancing about in his small pen near the gate.

“If you watch that elephant for 30 minutes, you’d see that it’s doing the same thing over and over again,” she said.

Consunji said zoo animals should just receive better care, and proper space --certainly lacking in the 5.5-hectare area along Adriatico and Mabini Streets in Malate, Manila.

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  1. yah kawawa talga ang elephant na yan sobrang dumi na nya at halatang d naalagaan. hay naku kya nga ngayon i dont go to zoo na i sign up for peta but im so not ready to give up eating meat yet maybe in 10 years.

  2. Yeah... kawawa tagala..I've been searching (sa internet) on how to be of help.... any ideas? aside from PETA?