Neoliberal Austerity Is Destroying This Puerto Rican Zoo


Noooo!! This is where I lived! I know this zoo … my heart aches! 💔

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A report from TeleSur.

Severely understaffed and underfunded, the Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo in Mayaguez is hanging by a string.

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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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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