Stop Animal Performances in Public Zoos to Prevent Attacks


Target: Gregory Andrews, Commissioner of Australia’s Department of the Environment

Goal: Prevent animal attacks by ending wildlife performances in public zoos and turning public zoos into private sanctuaries.

A trainer suffered severe injuries from a crocodile attack in an Australian zoo. The attack occurred during a public feeding demonstration. Afterwards, eight spectators were treated for shock. Demand that public zoos turn into private sanctuaries in order to reduce the chance of future attacks.

Wild animals are unpredictable by nature. Add the stress of performing in front of a crowd and the likelihood of an attack increases. PETA has suggested that the stress of captivity and the general disregard for natural instincts has played a large part in the escalation of animal attacks.

Wild animals have no place in a public forum. It increases their stress and puts the public at risk. Sign below to demand that this and all Australian sanctuaries be made private.


Dear Mr. Andrews,

A trainer suffered serious injuries from a crocodile attack. The attack took place at the Billabong Sanctuary during a public feeding demonstration. Eight spectators experienced shock after witnessing the disturbing event. We demand that you ban public sanctuaries and prevent future animal attacks.

This is not the first crocodile attack to occur during a public demonstration. They have become a regular occurrence throughout the world. The stress of captivity, along with the anxiety of public performances, agitates wild animals. They are not ideal for entertainment and should not be forced to perform in front of a crowd.

We demand that wildlife performances end now and that public zoos turn into private sanctuaries to ensure the safety of animals and the public.


[Your Name Here]

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