Target: Co-founder of Wildlife Aid Simon Cowell
Goal: Help provide aid for zoo animals trapped in a conflict zone where they are starving and dying
The conflict in Gaza doesn’t just affect humans, it has also spelled disaster for the animals living in the Al-Bisan park. The recreational park contains a zoo whose animals are starving and dying because the zoo staff doesn’t have money or supplies. These animals were placed in this confined area by humans, and humans should be the ones responsible for ensuring that they are well fed and removed from this place of conflict. Since Gaza has shown little to no concern for these animals, we need to request help from Wildlife Aid, who can provide the supplies they need.
The Al-Bisan park was hit multiple times by rockets during the Gaza conflict. The destruction is incredible. Only one lone baboon remains in his enclosure; his mate and his five offspring lie dead, their corpses decomposing in the heat. A peacock, gazelle, lion, and fox were also killed in the conflict. The summer heat has dried up the water in the crocodile enclosure, and the zoo staff have no money to feed the lions. The CNN crew, who covered this story, were able to buy several chickens to feed the lions, but aid is desperately needed if these animals are to live. Some animals have been without food for ten or fifteen days, and it is not just food that concerns the zoo staff. Now that there are decomposing corpses in the zoo, disease will quickly become another problem.
The zoo is not getting any sort of aid. These animals, who were placed in confined areas for the amusement of people, are now trapped. Urge the co-founder of Wildlife Aid to provide some amount of assistance, whether by providing the zoo with money, food, water, or with transportation to move the animals. Humans created the zoo, and it is humans’ responsibility to get the animals out of harm’s way.
Dear Simon Cowell,
The Gaza conflict has not only affected the humans in the area, but it has also affected the animals living in the Al-Bisan zoo. These animals were placed in the zoo for the amusement of the people, and now that humans have ruined their homes these animals are suffering. More than a handful of these animals are already dead, and others are going hungry. Because the zoo staff cannot get to all of the dead animals, the decomposing corpses now pose a danger to the living animals.
I urge you to lend some amount of relief to this zoo. If you could send money, food, water, or transportation to get the animals out of this place, I would greatly appreciate the effort. These animals are being forced to suffer from a human conflict, and desperately need to be taken care of.
[Your Name Here]
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