The Nuremberg zoo is considering killing the male lion Subali.
The animal is apparently sterile. In the zoo, they speak of a “species protection dilemma”(!!)
Rescue for the lion is still possible.
The male lion Subali with his dark mane is one of the biggest attractions in the Nuremberg zoo. Since the lion came to the zoo in August 2018, the zookeepers have been waiting for offspring.
So far in vain.
Because the lioness Aarany is much younger, the zoo assumes that it is Subali and that the 14-year-old lion is sterile.
Subali the lion is threatened with death
The Nuremberg zoo may therefore be forced to kill Subali.
Zoo boss Dag Encke brought this up in an interview himself.
He justifies this with the lack of space in the zoo and a “dilemma of species protection”.
It is a statutory mandate of zoos and zoos to “manage populations in order to be able to preserve species in the long term,” said Encke.
If an animal is sterile and you can’t breed, that’s a problem (!!!)
A decision has not yet been made.
It has not yet been decided whether the Lion Subali will be killed. Zoo boss Dag Encke speaks of a “highly emotional topic”.
Before a decision is made, it must be checked whether the lion is actually sterile. If necessary, they will try to move the animal somewhere else, says Encke.
If this does not succeed, killing is a “realistic scenario”.
Sharp criticism from PETA
The animal welfare organization PETA criticizes the deliberations of the Nuremberg Zoo in the strongest possible terms.
To justify the killing of the Subali lion with the protection of species is “pulled by the hair,” said Nadja Michler from PETA.
Such infertility measures are not justified.
In fact, animals are repeatedly killed in zoos and zoos because they are “not profitable”.
The fault lies in the system, according to the animal rights activist.
If the Nuremberg zoo actually kills the Subali lion, PETA wants to file a criminal complaint.
And I mean: Since when has murder been publicly discussed?
Since when have zoos been responsible for species protection?
Since when have the zoos been breeders?
By the way: the zoo in Nuremberg is extremely outdated, for this reason, the zoo director has no right to talk about species protection.
The animals cannot be kept in a species-appropriate manner.
The griffin cannot fly, the cheetah lies in the sand all day, surrounded by walls, the giraffe has only 30 meters to run. Really tragic.
So far, no other zoo wants to take Subali.
It is possible to transfer the animal to another zoo.
But which zoo makes room for an old and sterile lion that is no longer making money?
Now the Circus Krone has intervened!!
Which still makes money in wildlife shows and has a very bad reputation as a business.
“I wrote an e-mail to the zoo director. I’ll try to save the lion,” said Martin Lacey, the circus lion trainer.
We can imagine what the trainer understands by rescue.
Some from the zoo business want to kill Subali, others from the circus business want him with whips hit, train, and cart through the country.
And so we give the animal only two alternatives, euthanize or trained and tortured for the rest of his life.
Both are just shit!
My best regards to all, Venus