A message from The Paw Project:
URGENT ACTION – PLEASE SHARE!!!: The Bowmanville Zoo (a private zoo) in Ontario plans to DECLAW their lion cubs, according to Ontario Captive Animal Watch. The Zoo is deleting messages on their Facebook page, but maybe messages on YELP (CLICK LINK BELOW PICTURE) will stick. PLEASE tell Bowmanville Zoo that authorities, including AVMA, CVMA, and USDA, oppose declawing big cats!!
Click here to go to the zoo’s listing on Yelp (opens new tab/window).
Below is The Paw Project movie trailer which is brilliant. Jennifer Conrad knows a lot about repairing the damage done to captive big cats through declawing; the operation often horrendously botched leaving them crippled.
To declaw a lion cub is a crime against nature. It is a crime against life itself almost. It is destroying a part of a most beautiful wild creature for commercial gain. It is the worst aspect of human nature to do this sort of thing. It is callous. It is crass, nasty and stupid. It is highly insensitive and reflective of the attitudes of a lot of people towards nature and the beautiful animals that inhabit this planet.
If it isn’t bad enough to have a private zoo anyway with captive cats in it – and let’s remind ourselves that wild cats do not do well in captivity in fact they do terribly badly – this zookeeper has to mutilate lion cubs as well. No doubt the owner of the zoo says he loves animals and loves his cats and what he does he does for conservation purposes but we all know that’s a load of b*lls**t (sorry for swearing but this makes me very angry).
Please do as The Paw Project asks and spread the word about this to try and get it stopped. Please harass Bowmanville Zoo to the point where they become sick of you because I suspect that that is the only way you’re going to get them to stop.