1 Tahrcountry Musings: Animals Freeze to Death in Macedonia Zoo

Friday, February 10, 2006

Animals Freeze to Death in Macedonia Zoo

A 25-year-old lion and a baby llama died of cold in a zoo in the southern city of Bitola, Macedonia, near the border with Greece. Temperature had plummeted overnight to minus 28 degree celcius. Both animals lived in open bar cages with no heating. Macedonia gives very low priority to animal welfare.
This tragic case should make us rethink about the welfare of caged animals. Macedonia is not a rich country but that is not an excuse for treating animals like this. Poor creatures must have gone through agonizing moments. Imagine the plight of lion coming from a warm country. This should not happen again. Wake up animal lovers in and around Macedonia.


Javghal Sandeep said...

This is real saddening event.Cruelty to animal in a cultured society is unpardonable

Prasanth Kodai said...

Shame, Shame ,Shame,Shame