Thank Group for Saving Animals From “Worst Zoo in the World”

Tiger Four Paws International

Target: Martin Hojsik, Chief Program Officer

Goal: Thank rescuers for risking their lives to save 16 animals from the “worst zoo in the world.”

After mummified corpses of animals left to die of starvation were spotted among the living creatures, the Khan Younis Zoo, stuck in the middle of war and violence in the Gaza Strip, was dubbed the “worst zoo in the world.” The zoo went from having 65 animals down to just 16. After much deliberation, Four Paws International was allowed into Gaza and was able to start the daring rescue mission for the final 16.

The 16 animals were made up of monkeys, birds, tortoises, porcupines, an emu and a tiger. Four Paws Rescue was able to save all the animals and bring them to new homes outside of Gaza. Many were brought to a sanctuary in Jordan, while one even found refuge all the way in South Africa.

Sign this petition and thank Four Paws International for not only saving these animals, but risking their own lives in the process.


Dear Mr. Hojsik,

Recently, your team went into the war-stricken Gaza Strip and risked their lives all in order to save 16 animals from the “worst zoo in the world.” After much negotiation, your team was given the okay to enter Gaza and start the dangerous rescue mission.

Thanks to the dedication and work ethic of your team, all 16 animals made it out of Gaza alive and are currently thriving in their new homes. For years these animals were neglected and denied everything natural to them. Many were forced to live next to the mummified bodies of their friends. It is heartwarming to know they will never have to live like that again.

Thank you for everything you do for animals worldwide. Thanks to you, these animals’ lives are now filled with love and hope.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Four Paws International

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  1. Marsha Squibb says:

    Can’t thank you all enough..the animals are so greatful too!

  2. After signing so many petitions to save animals from cruelty and abusive situations, it’s a relief to write to thank someone for releasing the animals in the Khan Younis Zoo to a better life.

    Thank you.
    Jan Flores

  3. I’m not surprised that the wost zoo in the world is in Gaza. I read a few articles which clearly stated that the Hamas Palestinians would not let the Christians maintain the zoo or let people come in so there was no money to take care of the animals. Perhaps it’s better that some died in order to call international attention to this zoo from hell. Only 16 animals barely alive. Thank God they will have more freedom now.

  4. annie vallet says:

    this is a very good new !! we will still sign petitions in order to save our friends without voice

  5. Hope the tiger is not the one being sent to South Africa where they are killing all the wildlife poaching ,

  6. Maria Izquierdo says:

    We have to continue helping those that work so hard in saving animals from abusers and exploiting them just to make money.Thanks to all those people,God Bless you and we are with you all the way to the end.

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