Noooo!! This is where I lived! I know this zoo … my heart aches! 💔
A report from TeleSur.
Puerto Ricans aren’t the only ones feeling the bite of the island’s ongoing economic crisis, with animals in one of its largest zoos struggling to survive.
Severely understaffed and underfunded, the Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo in Mayaguez is hanging by a string. The 45-acre zoo has been issued dozens of violations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, citing deteriorating exhibits and poor conditions.
“It makes you want to cry,” animal rights activist Susan Soltero told the Associated Press.
“This is unacceptable to me as a human being.”
Among the citations listed are animals living in confined spaces, limited working fans for deer and camels, expired food and medicines and a tiger that was underweight and had gone without a medical exam or lab test for…
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