Can Kurdistan create a World Class               Zoo?
World Class ZoosA zoo is a place where people can view      and learn about wild and exotic                   animals.  Mo...
World Class Zoos  • Some animals are solitary, while     others live in packs, families or                  herds.• Every ...
Kurdistan’s Zoos fall far shortThe overall condition of their animals and          facilities is very bad.
Kurdistan’s Zoos fall far shortThe condition of the animals in the Sulaimaniya      Zoo in Sarchnar Park is despicable.   ...
Kurdistan’s Zoos fall far shortInstead of habitats, animals have small cement                     cages.Their fur is matte...
Kurdistan’s Zoos fall far short The untrained staff use a hose to occasionally        clean the animals and the cages.    ...
World Class Zoos vs Zoos in         KurdistanLet us look at a few specific examples
White peacocks, native to India, areusually kept in a park or garden, wherethey roam freely. They do not need to    be con...
Visitors to this zoo will never see thisbeautiful sight. The bird is trapped in a  cage too small to even allow it to     ...
Kurdistan’s Zoos fall far shortWhich would you rather see?
The puma or mountain lion prefers habitats with dense underbrushand rocky areas but can also live in open                 ...
This one is locked into a very small cage   with three walls of concrete block. Pumas jump 15 feet high and 40 feet wide a...
Kurdistan’s Zoos fall far shortWhich would you rather see?
In the San Diego zoo, striped hyenas  are one of the popular attractions.  Their stripes work like camouflage,and children...
This one is being kept alone in a cageinside another cage, probably because  despair has made him aggressive.
Kurdistan’s Zoos fall far shortWhich would you rather see?
Foxes live in underground dens, elaborate tunnel structures that they dig and oftenuse for generations. They are shy and n...
This fox is dirty and extremely thin andconstantly paces up and down his smallcage, a sign that he is in great distress.
Kurdistan’s Zoos fall far shortWhich would you rather see?
Dogs are intelligent, capable animals who           can do important work.    Guide dogs enable their blind or deaf     ow...
No respectable zoo in the world would even    think about exhibiting dogs or cats Dogs and cats are domesticated animals, ...
Working Dogs
It is completely inappropriate and cruel    to keep dogs in isolation, in barren cells. The special feature of the dog is ...
Kurdistan’s Zoos fall far shortWhich would you rather see?
Syrian brown bears, they once roamedfreely throughout the Middle east. Theyare now extinct in Egypt, Israel, Lebanon  and ...
Brown Bears in                   Kurdish ZooIn Iraq they are almost extinctas local hunters  kill them for   sport or todi...
Kurdistan’s Zoos fall far short Should Kurdish Zoos becontributing to making abeautiful species extinct?
A humane, modern zoo has facilities thatare appropriate to the needs and health and    habitat of the animals, allowing th...
Miserable, sick animals who are kept imprisoned in tiny, dirty, bare spaces withno fellowship of others, no exercise, and ...
Kurdistan’s Zoos fall far short    How can you Help?
IMMINENT FACEBOOK CAMPAIGN: END   ANIMAL ABUSE IN IRAQI KURDISTAN    The zoos in Kurdistan are a disgrace.We call upon all...
Some of Our Supporters                                 Nature Iraq   Nature Iraq is an Iraqi non-governmental organization...
Can kurdistan create a world class zoo
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Can kurdistan create a world class zoo

1,111

Published on

Kurdistan Zoos

1 Comment
2 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Yes, the region has a lot of problems - but that does not mean it's OK for a wealthy businessman to keep animals in torturous conditions and call it a 'zoo' -- all of you out there with a heart for animals, please look at this and support Maureen's commendable efforts.
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
No Downloads
Views
Total Views
1,111
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
6
Comments
1
Likes
2
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Can kurdistan create a world class zoo

  1. 1. Can Kurdistan create a World Class Zoo?
  2. 2. World Class ZoosA zoo is a place where people can view and learn about wild and exotic animals. Modern zoos keep these animals in conditions similar to how they would live if they were still free in nature. This keeps the animals healthy and alert, and it makes a zoo ethical, educational and interesting
  3. 3. World Class Zoos • Some animals are solitary, while others live in packs, families or herds.• Every animal is adapted to a certain natural environment and climate.• They need activity and stimulation. • Good zoos work hard to replicate these conditions.
  4. 4. Kurdistan’s Zoos fall far shortThe overall condition of their animals and facilities is very bad.
  5. 5. Kurdistan’s Zoos fall far shortThe condition of the animals in the Sulaimaniya Zoo in Sarchnar Park is despicable. Parks in Erbil and Dohuk are no better
  6. 6. Kurdistan’s Zoos fall far shortInstead of habitats, animals have small cement cages.Their fur is matted and stiff with urine because even these cages are not kept clean.They do not have trained caretakers who know how to interact safely with wild animals.
  7. 7. Kurdistan’s Zoos fall far short The untrained staff use a hose to occasionally clean the animals and the cages. No provision is made to keep them attemperatures or in surroundings appropriate to their species.There is no educational information about their habits, behavior, or environment.
  8. 8. World Class Zoos vs Zoos in KurdistanLet us look at a few specific examples
  9. 9. White peacocks, native to India, areusually kept in a park or garden, wherethey roam freely. They do not need to be confined. They stay in their pleasant surrounding.Peacocks can fan out their tail feathers to a width of up to 5 feet.
  10. 10. Visitors to this zoo will never see thisbeautiful sight. The bird is trapped in a cage too small to even allow it to spread its feathers.
  11. 11. Kurdistan’s Zoos fall far shortWhich would you rather see?
  12. 12. The puma or mountain lion prefers habitats with dense underbrushand rocky areas but can also live in open plains
  13. 13. This one is locked into a very small cage with three walls of concrete block. Pumas jump 15 feet high and 40 feet wide at one lunge, astonishing visitorswith their grace and power. This one can barely move.
  14. 14. Kurdistan’s Zoos fall far shortWhich would you rather see?
  15. 15. In the San Diego zoo, striped hyenas are one of the popular attractions. Their stripes work like camouflage,and children like to try and spot them in their large enclosure among the grass and thorn bushes. In nature, they live in family groups.
  16. 16. This one is being kept alone in a cageinside another cage, probably because despair has made him aggressive.
  17. 17. Kurdistan’s Zoos fall far shortWhich would you rather see?
  18. 18. Foxes live in underground dens, elaborate tunnel structures that they dig and oftenuse for generations. They are shy and need to be able to retreat into their den to feelsafe. The cubs are very playful and visitors love to come when a new litter has been born.
  19. 19. This fox is dirty and extremely thin andconstantly paces up and down his smallcage, a sign that he is in great distress.
  20. 20. Kurdistan’s Zoos fall far shortWhich would you rather see?
  21. 21. Dogs are intelligent, capable animals who can do important work. Guide dogs enable their blind or deaf owners to lead safe, fulfilled lives Search and rescue dogs find people who have been buried by an earthquake or an avalanchePolice dogs can detect drugs, explosives, and firearms In hospitals, dogs can diagnose lung cancerin patients more accurately and sooner than a medical testAnd millions of dogs provide companionship and friendship as a member of their family
  22. 22. No respectable zoo in the world would even think about exhibiting dogs or cats Dogs and cats are domesticated animals, pets who live in households or perform work for their owners, such as herdingsheep, catching mice or guarding the home against intruders.
  23. 23. Working Dogs
  24. 24. It is completely inappropriate and cruel to keep dogs in isolation, in barren cells. The special feature of the dog is his ability and desire to interact with humans, to be “man’s best friend.”
  25. 25. Kurdistan’s Zoos fall far shortWhich would you rather see?
  26. 26. Syrian brown bears, they once roamedfreely throughout the Middle east. Theyare now extinct in Egypt, Israel, Lebanon and Syria. There are still a few in Iran and Turkey
  27. 27. Brown Bears in Kurdish ZooIn Iraq they are almost extinctas local hunters kill them for sport or todisplay them in Zoo’s.
  28. 28. Kurdistan’s Zoos fall far short Should Kurdish Zoos becontributing to making abeautiful species extinct?
  29. 29. A humane, modern zoo has facilities thatare appropriate to the needs and health and habitat of the animals, allowing themfreedom of movement, companionship, theclimate conditions required by their species and a clean environment.This also makes a visit to the zoo much more educational and enjoyable for the humans and teaches children respect for living things.
  30. 30. Miserable, sick animals who are kept imprisoned in tiny, dirty, bare spaces withno fellowship of others, no exercise, and no stimulation bring disgrace on the humans who are responsible.
  31. 31. Kurdistan’s Zoos fall far short How can you Help?
  32. 32. IMMINENT FACEBOOK CAMPAIGN: END ANIMAL ABUSE IN IRAQI KURDISTAN The zoos in Kurdistan are a disgrace.We call upon all ethical, kind hearted people in Kurdistan to take action. Contact your politicians and demand that they end this crueltyTell the owners of these zoos that they must provide decent care and facilities for the animals Support your local animal welfare organizations
  33. 33. Some of Our Supporters Nature Iraq Nature Iraq is an Iraqi non-governmental organization registered in Iraq,accredited to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Iraq’sfirst and only Affiliate to Birdlife International. They work to protect, restore, and preserve Iraq’s natural environment and the rich cultural heritage it nourishes. You may want to read their open letter to Kurdish Zoos here http://www.natureiraq.org/site/en/node/157 Stop animal trade in Kurdistan and Iraq https://www.facebook.com/groups/435781116444722/ Kurdistan Animal Protection Organization (KAPO https://www.facebook.com/#!/kapo.slemani
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×