Close Stressful Zoo Where Giraffe Died of Panic Attack


Target: Lee Ying-Yuan, Taiwanese Minister of Environmental Protection

Goal: Shut down the zoo where a giraffe died of a panic attack while being sent to another captive animal facility.

A stressed giraffe died after being loaded on to a truck to be transported from one zoo to another. The seven-year-old male giraffe Hsiao Chiu was due to be sent from the municipal Taipei Zoo to a private zoo, where he was being taken to mate, when he collapsed and died. The autopsy revealed that the animal was suffering from pneumonia and anxiety and that the stress of transportation triggered respiratory issues and muscular injury.

The zoo reportedly knew that Hsiao Chiu was an anxious and “sensitive” animal, having already postponed the trip. Yet the terrified giraffe was still confined to a cage and subjected to the stress of transportation. This comes after a male hippopotamus held at a private zoo in central Taiwan broke his leg and crushed his diaphragm after falling while being transported, eventually dying after being crushed inside a transport container the following day.

Clearly these animals are not being treated properly. Sign this petition to urge Taiwanese authorities to shut down the municipal Taipei Zoo, ensure proper animal handling at other zoos around the country, and take urgent steps to phase out all captive animal facilities.


Dear Mr. Lee,

A seven-year-old giraffe named Hsiao Chiu has died after being subjected to the stress of confinement and transportation. The animal was due to be sent from the municipal Taipei Zoo to a private zoo, but collapsed and died as he was being loaded into the truck. An autopsy revealed that the giraffe died from a panic attack, terrified by the transportation process. The zoo reportedly knew of this animal’s sensitive nature, yet decided to load him onto a truck anyway. Clearly this facility is not capable to care for wild animals.

We are urging you to shut down the municipal Taipei Zoo before more animals die and implement tougher regulations to protect animals in zoos. Furthermore, please ensure Taiwan moves away from captive animal facilities altogether, as animals suffer and die when imprisoned in zoos.


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  1. Stop these filthy heartless mutant slopes from continuing to destroy nature’s children! Human filth!

  2. why are these sick and evil people even allowed to breath the same air as these beautiful creatures, absolute low life.

  3. Bev Woodburn says:

    What else would you expect from heartless Asian monsters.
    They couldn,t care a shit about these precious animals and wouldn,t even know what respect, compassion, decency, integrity,
    empathy or moral ethics are whatsoever when it comes to the innocent lives of these precious animals. They are known as animal torturers and the thought of such precious animals in their Zoos of hell and terror is sickening and an abomination.
    I hate and despise these sick psychopathic bastards.

  4. Jaime Perez says:

    The stupid, incompetent jerks who are running this hell hole zoo need to be punished severely. These people care nothing about the welfare of the innocent animals.

  5. Animals should not be in prison or be our slaves! they havent done anything to deserve bad treatment from us, but we have!

  6. Thomas Peterson says:

    What gives the communist countries the right to kill the worlds animals for profit?!!! China..Vietnam…N Korea!! Elephants,Rhinos,Tigers and Sharks!!

  7. Stephanie M. says:

    Stupid fuckin chinks. You will have to answer to a higher power for your actions when your time comes…

  8. renate botzler says:

    Best Wishes to you my friends and Great Protection ?
    Special candle for you ?
    Nature treats back now ?
    Take responsibility for your cruelty
    Live your nightmare now ?
    Higher Justice works now ?

  9. christine warman says:

    They employ rubbish who know nothing about animals and as usual the animals pay the price,none of these backward countries should ever keep animals we all know how they treat them and no doubt this poor giraffe was being abused by brainless wonders who can only shreik and wave sticks around.

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