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Lions abused in Egyptian zoo, shot at with plastic pellets

Lions abused in Egyptian zoo, shot at with plastic pellets

 

Video released on social media has shown teenagers shooting an air gun’s plastic pellets at two lions at Egypt’s Giza Zoo during the first day of Eid.

The video, which shows the lions in a cramped metal cage, show the teenagers firing the plastic rounds at the agitated lions while a guard idly stands by and teenagers joyfully cheer on the abuse.

Among the reactions to the abuse were other onlookers calling for the shooter to “shoot again.”

The incident has attracted widespread criticism and calls for authorities to take action against the Zoo and to prevent further abuse. The incident has also revealed the poor conditions in which animals in Egypt’s biggest zoo are held.

The Giza Zoo, the oldest zoo in Africa having been opened in 1891, is particularly popular among Egyptians during the holidays.

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  • R.All

    I’ve been to this zoo, I remember that the bears were locked in a cage without even a bucket of water, they were chocking and one of them looked almost dead… I told the guard it wasn’t normal and he said to me “don’t worry these bears are american, they are used to live without water” ???!!!
    In front of the giraff’s cage, some teenagers were throwing stuffs at the giraff. The guards are underpaid and they sometimes accept some bribes just to let you touch the animals or do some silly stuff…

  • cw

    this is totally disgusting and abusive.. but seems to be the children of today in Egypt as parents just look at you and say what do you want me to do it is not my problem

  • Karim Jayne

    Shoot the guard then throw him and the little bastard who is firing the pellets in with the lions. All people in this video are low lives and will be judged by their maker!!

  • Sévan Papazian

    People are stupid look how they treat the animals not talking about the visitors only but also talking about the guys who are in charge to “take care of the animals” !
    Somebody must interfere now we got organisations as WWF or i don’t what, please we have to help these creatures !

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