Social Media In Outrage Over The Death Of A Lion At Karachi Zoo
Many on Twitter have voiced their outrage over the demise of a white lion at Karachi Zoo, with many calling for better protections and rights for animals.
The news of a white lion dying at Karachi Zoo has sparked massive outrage across social media platforms.
According to official reports, the lion had died due to the collapse of it lungs caused by pulmonary tuberculosis. Despite care being given by veterinarians, the lion was unable to survive.
The lion’s death had elicited a strong reaction from people online. Many were expressing their fury over the poor treatment and negligence of the animals at the zoo.
Here are just some of these tweets highlighting the anger of our citizens;
— Quatrina (@QuatrinaHosain) November 24, 2021
He died of starvation .shame on those who are responsible .if you can't feed them let them free .such a beautiful animal turned into skeleton. Strict action should be taken for authorities of karachi zoo.#karachi #whitelion #KarachiZoo https://t.co/UGiS44SKni
— Ayesha mobashir (@ayesha_mobashir) November 25, 2021
— Abdullah Cheema (@AB_cheema) November 25, 2021
Many have voiced their desire for the complete closure of zoos. These people believe that such institutions have repeatedly failed at protecting animals and thus should be shut down.
We have no right to zoos if this is how we treat animals….Karachi Zoo fails to pay food suppliers….The animals are already in awful shape.
Let's shut down all zoos @anikasleem @FOURPAWSUSA shame on #KarachiZoo pic.twitter.com/EAeh62hxaL
— anila (@anilaumair_) November 23, 2021
Absolutely pathetic. We have no right to run zoos. What a shame that such a rare beast has been left to starve to death. Somebody should shut all the zoos and ship these poor souls to a country where they will actually be taken care of… #KarachiZoo #Pakistan pic.twitter.com/g0Peey2hpt
— Fatima Khalil Butt (@FatimaButt_4) November 25, 2021
Just like humans, animals also go through behavioral and physical changes, they feel pain just like humans. It saddens me when I see animals not being taken care of at our zoos. Either end the concept of zoos in this country or take proper measures for their care.#KarachiZoo pic.twitter.com/WuW3DuhfGx
— Yasir Ali Mahsud (@YasirMahsudPK) November 25, 2021
Many from within the entertainment industry have expressed their anger at the poor treatment of the lion by authorities.
Mortified to find out how animals are being kept in the #KarachiZoo, apparently because of lack of funds. And this African lion died today. They say it’s tuberculosis. He was being kept in the same enclosure as the Lioness with such a contagious disease. pic.twitter.com/GSwthV8Zly
— Ayesha Omar (@ayesha_m_omar) November 24, 2021
He died because we couldn't look after him!
Zoos should be a place where animals go for protection, hospitalisation,rehabilitation, recreation & breeding! At the very least, people can then go to observe them.
Anything less than that,Are NOT Zoos they are animal prisons! https://t.co/uHMmagL3rF
— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) November 24, 2021
The incident led to the the removal of Khalid Hashmi from the position of Director at Karachi Zoo. He was then replaced by Mansoor Qazi. The appointment was made by the Metropolitan Commissioner Afzal Zaidi.
However, it will take a lot more to change the sad conditions of animal rights in the country. We urge authorities to take strict actions to help ensure greater protection and welfare for animals.
Until our authorities do not take matters more seriously, such incidents will likely occur in the near future.
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