Save Zoo Animals from Severe Cruelty and Neglect


Target: Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand

Goal: Improve the miserable living conditions of animals in Thailand’s Phuket Zoo

Animals in captivity at the Phuket Zoo in Thailand are barely surviving due to decrepit living conditions. Zoo officials have refused to address the fact that their animals live in filthy cages with dirty drinking water. Many of the animals appear malnourished and suffer from untreated wounds. Demand that the animals trapped in this zoo receive protection against further cruelty and mistreatment.

Phuket Zoo is most famous for allowing tourists to take pictures with a heavily sedated tiger that has been chained to the floor. Sadly, the mistreated tiger is one of the few animals allowed to rest in the shade all day. Most of the zoo’s inadequate enclosures do not provide the animals with protection from the elements, completely depriving overheated animals of shade and forcing them to remain uncovered during rain or thunder. With little food and no fresh water, most of the animals appear sickly and lethargic.

Instead of running a freak show, the Phuket Zoo needs to place the care of the animals first. Tourists do not want to take their families to see stressed out and malnourished animals writhing in the sweltering heat. These creatures need proper medical treatment and improved living conditions immediately.

By signing the petition below, you will help urge the King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej, to improve living conditions at the Phuket Zoo and protect these captive animals from further mistreatment.


Dear King Bhumibol Adulyadej,

The severe abuse and mistreatment of animals at the Phuket Zoo must be stopped. Numerous tourists have complained that the animals on exhibition appear malnourished and suffer untreated medical conditions. Instead of being an international laughingstock, Phuket Zoo should improve the animals’ poor living conditions immediately.

Chaining a tiger to the floor is a completely insensitive act, but sedating a tiger every day forcing it to lay helplessly as tourists take photos with it is disturbing on a whole new level. Animals have also been reported to be residing in disgusting cages where they are forced to drink filthy, unsanitary water. Clearly, the Phuket Zoo places profits over the health and welfare of its inhabitants.

Stop ignoring these problems and allowing Phuket Zoo officials to continue mistreating these animals. I urge you to take immediate action to save the animals at Phuket Zoo from further torment and ensure that they are provided with proper medical care, fresh drinking water, adequate enclosures, and healthier living conditions.


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  1. renee jeanine ragno says:

    How you treat innocent, helpless, defenseless animals shows what kind of person you are. To treat them such as this shows a person without ethics, morals, honor…a disgrace to their ancestors, family and the human race.

    Anyone who is directly responsible and/or knows and does nothing is just as guilty and should be treated as they’ve treated the animals.

    That this is being brought to your attention…..Coward or Champion? Path of disgrace or honor.

  2. Alice Ahern says:

    No creature should be subjected to a life on continuing
    slavery and misery.
    This is a disgrace for any country. By displacing these
    animals in such poor condition you are only displaying your inhumanity and hard hearts.

  3. mike heath says:

    If you are so stupid and uneducated to believe it is correct to abuse something or someone when if fact you are feeding your own belly with the earnings – it says it all – shame on you Thailand – never will I put foot in your disgusting country before we hear a positive response.
    Thank you!

  4. Emily March says:

    It angers me to see such beautiful creatures being horribly abased in so-called ‘zoos’ anywhere in the world. Isn’t Thailand supposed to have a Buddhist tradition? I’m doubt the ‘selfies’ with an ill-treated tiger fall within the rules…

  5. Kae Blecha, OTR says:

    Thailand doesn’t care about the girls in its sex trade industry, and apparently its animals are in the same boat.

  6. Simon Draper says:

    I wish there was a way of banning all the middle eastern and far eastern countries from setting up zoos. Their attitudes towards animals is barbaric.

  7. Garth Mills says:

    Phuket is another Tsunami in the making the citizens must not be surprised when it happens there is a universal law of cause and effect and a law of retribution and when it hits Phuket the survivors will live to regret that they did nothing about it

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