Target: Ségolène Royal, French Minister for the Environment
Goal: Shut down animal park where hundreds drowned and implement clear evacuation strategies for all captive animal facilities in light of devastating floods.
Hundreds of animals have perished as the petting zoo they were held captive in was submerged with water during devastating floods. Though national and international media are skirting this catastrophe, the appalling fact is that countless goats, horses, chickens, rabbits and other animals drowned, trapped in their enclosures as the water levels rose.
This disaster occurred in Souppes-sur-Loing, France during damaging floods. Out of the 400 animal species the park boasts of, only 70 animals were reportedly saved. The town’s mayor made it clear that in spite of some rescue efforts at the park, his priority was to safeguard the town’s businesses before rescuing the animals. Local non-profit Vegan Corporation investigated the incident and found that the park’s employees failed to follow safety measures to rescue animals.
This facility is clearly not capable of ensuring the safety of its animals, most of which drowned, trapped and terrified, yet it is likely to bring in new animals to replace the dead. Sign this petition urging authorities to close this petting zoo for good, send surviving animals to sanctuaries, and implement a precise rescue strategy in all facilities that keep animals captive.
Dear Ms. Royal,
Hundreds of animals perished when Le Parc de L’Emprunt, the animal park they were held in, was submerged by the floods in Souppes-sur-Loing. While the town mayor claims that most of the animals were saved, the opposite is true; only 70 animals survived out of the 400 species the park supposedly contained.
Clearly, this facility is not capable of caring for its animals, and should therefore not be allowed to reopen. Surviving animals must instead be sent to suitable sanctuaries. Please also ensure that clear rescue strategies are urgently put in place in all captive animal facilities to ensure that this tragedy does not occur again.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Vegan Corporation