Release Mountain Lions From Concrete Pit in Roadside Zoo

Target: Tim Williams, Roswell, New Mexico Parks and Recreation Director

Goal: Retire the two mountain lions at Spring River Park & Zoo to an accredited sanctuary.

Spring River Park & Zoo is a roadside zoo in New Mexico that has kept two mountain lions in what appear to be decrepit conditions for much too long. It is time these animals are given the life they deserve.

The mountain lions, Bart and Bret, are kept in a small, concrete pit with little to no stimulation. Bart and Bret are often seen pacing back and forth excessively, which is a stress indicator. The concrete has allegedly led to detrimental effects on their sensitive paws and joints. One of the lions even seems to be obese, which indicates a poor diet and lack of physical stimulation.

Sign this petition to demand the zoo do the right thing and retire these animals to an accredited sanctuary where they can live the life nature intended.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Williams,

Spring River Park & Zoo currently holds two mountain lions in a barren, concrete pit. It is time these animals are given a chance at the life nature intended.

Bart and Bret, the two mountain lions, are often seen pacing back and forth excessively in their pit. This is a stress indicator likely caused by the lack of stimulation in their small enclosure. In the wild, mountain lions travel long distances, but at Spring River Park & Zoo, the mountain lions are trapped. In addition, the concrete has allegedly caused damage to their sensitive paws and joints.

Please consider releasing these animals to an accredited sanctuary where they can feel grass beneath their feet and wander much farther than they have ever been able to before. The animal rights organization PETA has offered its assistance with the move at no cost to the city, and it is time to accept this generous offer.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: California Department of Fish and Game

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3 Comments

  1. NO QUEREMOS MÁS ZOOLÓGICOS, NO MÁS CÁRCEL NI SUFRIMIENTO, NI VIDA MISERABLE DE CAUTIVERIO PARA LOS ANIMALES, ES UN CRIMEN Y SÓLO POR MEDIO DE LAS LEYES SE PUEDE DETENER!!! QUEREMOS A LOS LEONES DE MONTAÑA EN SANTUARIOS CALIFICADOS Y RESPETABLES!!! DONDE ESTÉN EN CONTACTO CON LA NATURALEZA, CON EL GRUPO DE SU PROPIA ESPECIE Y LIBERADOS DE TODO ABUSO DEL SER HUMANO!!!

  2. Janice Meyer says:

    No animal should be required to live in a concrete pit. They are meant to live in nature with other animals. What is the reason for this? So the owner of the roadside zoo can make a few bucks on the people who stand around and watch them. This is inhumane and cruel treatment. Since they are not able to speak for themselves, we the people must ask Tim Williams, Roswell, NM Parks and Recreation Director. Let these beautiful creatures be happy living out their lives in a sanctuary, similar to their habitat.

  3. This is beyond cruel because these animals needs to hunt and move through open terrain every day. You can see the mental anguish they are experiencing, the pacing is a telltale sign that they are suffering. Likewise, they now have physical issues from being on the concrete for so long. Please get them to a sanctuary of some type, as soon as possible.

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