Shut Down Zoo Accused of Euthanizing Healthy Animal

Target: Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Goal: Close the Calgary Zoo, which reportedly put down beloved wolf Kali just to make more room for younger, “cuter” wolf pups.

A grey wolf named Kali was put to death despite being perfectly healthy, apparently because she was a senior wolf and Calgary Zoo wanted to make more room for younger “cuter” pups. This blatant prioritization of profit at the expense of innocent animals cannot be allowed to continue. Kali was one of the most beloved animals at the zoo—it even used her to promote an online survey last year, in which 10,000 people voted and declared Kali herself Canada’s greatest animal. At the very least, Kali should have been given to sanctuary, where she could have spent a potentially long and happy life in peace.

This is not the first troubling incident at Calgary Zoo. In 2016, many animals died under mysterious circumstances. They included an otter, a capybara, seven penguins, and over three dozen stingrays. It is clear that this zoo is not caring for its animals responsibly. Sign below to demand that the City of Calgary shut down the Calgary Zoo.


Dear Mayor Nenshi,

The actions of the Calgary Zoo seem to indicate that the lives of animals in its care are not being valued as they should be. Most recently, beloved senior wolf Kali was put down despite appearing to be lively, happy, and perfectly healthy. This was allegedly done simply to make room for younger wolf pups who were deemed “cuter” and therefore more profitable.

This treatment of animals as disposable property is exactly the opposite of the way a zoo should be run and how the animals there should be cared for. It is cruel to prioritize young animals for this reason, and utterly unnecessary and unacceptable to put down perfectly healthy animals simply because they’ve gotten older. At the very least, Kali could have been given to a sanctuary to continue leading a safe and happy life. The fact that she was killed instead implies that profit was more important than the life of an innocent creature. I urge you not to stand by and allow this to continue. Please ensure the closure of the Calgary Zoo before another needless death can occur.


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Photo Credit: Eric Kilby

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  1. Animals should not be euthanized if they are healthy. I don’t think animals need to be saved n zoo, they are taken out of their environment and habitat for human pleasure. Not right.

  2. Jaime Perez Jaime Perez says:

    This horrible zoo needs to be shutdown now. This is a terrible and heinous practice that needs to be stopped now.

  3. Immediately shut this vile animal murdering zoo down!

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