Target: Daryl Richardson, Owner of the Dallas World Aquarium
Goal: Retire B’alam the jaguar to an accredited sanctuary.
The Dallas World Aquarium currently holds a lone black jaguar in an enclosure no bigger than the average living room. Onlookers saw the jaguar pacing as visitors banged on the glass of his prison. It is time B’alam is sent to an accredited sanctuary.
The Dallas World Aquarium has had jaguars for years and, over these years, many problems have arisen. One of the aquarium’s first jaguars was returned to his owner after he became sick, and later died. Another died while under anesthesia and yet another lost his leg after fighting one of the aquarium’s other exotic cats.
Many visitors have left the aquarium feeling sick with how this jaguar is forced to live. Sign this petition and demand the Dallas World Aquarium retire B’alam to an accredited sanctuary.
Dear Mr. Richardson,
Your aquarium has held jaguars for years, however, many problems have occurred over this time. Several jaguars have died and one lost his leg. Now, B’alam is forced to live in a small enclosure all alone while onlookers bang on his glass. It is time B’alam experiences the life he deserves and is retired to an accredited sanctuary.
Many visitors have left your aquarium in disgust with B’alam’s living situation. He has been seen pacing back and forth excessively and is clearly miserable. In the wild, jaguars live in an area of about eight to 30 miles, climb tall trees, and play in big bodies of water. B’alam is unable to truly experience a natural life when stuck in your confinements.
Please consider retiring B’alam to an accredited sanctuary. Many sanctuaries have come forth saying that they could take B’alam. It is time to let B’alam live the life he deserves and for your zoo to stop abusing him for profit.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Cburnett