28 Jul '12, 7pm

Oppose the Capture of African Wildlife for Cuban Zoo:

Plans to capture wild animals in Namibia and sending them to live in a zoo in Cuba as part of a deal reached with President Raul Castro in 2009 are underway and have sparked outcry from wildlife enthusiasts and conservationists. The plan – Operation Noah’s Ark – involves capturing 148 animals, including elephants, black and white rhinos and lions from Namibia’s Waterberg National Park, quarantining them and flying them to Cuba’s 845 acre National Zoological Park, which is already home to 850 animals. “It is saddening to note that these animals will be taken out of their natural habitats and sent to a strange land where they will be deprived of freedom and be totally dependent on humans for their daily needs,” said a spokesman for South Africa’s National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Concerns have also been raised about the trauma that will be caused by ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/oppose-the-capture-of-african...

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