Stop Zoo From Killing Healthy Animals

Target: Bo Kjellson, CEO of Boras Djurpark animal park, Sweden

Goal: Do not euthanize innocent healthy animals to decrease zoo population or expenses.

A zoo in Sweden has killed nine baby lion cubs in the past six years for no reason other than that it could not afford to keep them. The CEO of Boras Djurpark, Bo Kjellson, seems to have no qualms about these senseless killings. It is the zoo’s policy to maintain breeding programs in order to ensure diversity in its wildlife, but when more animals of certain species are no longer needed, it is common for them to be killed. “If the animals cannot be moved to other zoos or if they are rejected by their group,” they are needlessly euthanized.

Kjellson stated, “It’s no secret in any way and we do not try to hide that we’re working this way,” and called this cruel and indifferent killing “a natural path for groups of lions.” Lions are listed as “vulnerable” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Endangered Animals; but even for species that are not at risk of extinction, this zoo’s practice is inhumane and unacceptable. Sign below to demand that the zoo stop killing healthy animals.


Dear CEO Kjellson,

The flippancy and carelessness with which Boras Djurpark seems to regard the lives of its animals is cruel and inhumane. Euthanizing  healthy animals simply because the zoo does not want or cannot afford so many of a species is not an acceptable solution.

Is is not a “natural path” for nine healthy lion cubs to be senselessly put down over the course of six years. If other zoos are unable to take these animals then perhaps there are sanctuaries that can, or perhaps circumstances will change over time. Killing baby lions is absolutely not the answer. I urge you to stop the needless killing of healthy and innocent animals at your zoo.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Karen Abbott/Smithsonian’s National Zoo

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  1. Patrick Lansky says:

    I thought Sweden was a progressive nation. I can’t believe your government lets you do this.

  2. Please stop killing these animals it’s cruel they are precious try to put them in different places try the US.Just stop killing them

  3. Jeanmarie Lee says:

    Lions are on the endangered list of animals that are close to extinction. Who made you GOD TO breed and then destroy?!

  4. Judy and Ron Krieger says:

    Why would you even think about putting theses beautiful animals down? They deserve to live too. And their endangered specie. Don’t u people have sanctuaries there to taje them to instead of being si cruel?? Will never visit Sweden ever which our family was planning to do in the future because of this.

  5. Disgusting stop killing inmocent animals because you are too fumb to manage your finances!

  6. Innocent and dumb sorry for spelling mistakes

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