IMAGES of a seal that has been so uncared for it has turn into coated in seaweed has led to requires the zoo protecting it to be closed.
Animal rights activists need the small zoo within the Magdalena Peninsula, in Santander, closed instantly and have condemned it as a “throwback to the unhealthy previous days”.
The council which runs the zoo says the seal had not been mistreated[/caption]
However animal rights teams disagree[/caption]
A petition has been signed to shut the zoo, in Santander zoo[/caption]
Pictures of sad animals on the zoo have been circulating on Spanish social media websites and have led to a petition for its closure.
The animal rights group AnimaNaturalis says greater than 6,000 have signed its letter of protest to Santander council.
The charity’s chief Aïda Gascón stated that the seal coated in inexperienced algae “appears to be letting itself die”.
However opposition events unsuccessfully tabled a movement earlier than town council demanding to close the zoo.
Native councillor Daniel Fernández: “These photos convey a picture of inconceivable and disgraceful remedy of animals after we see issues like the ocean lion pen with no water.
“This is able to be unacceptable anyplace on the planet, however it’s much more shocking in a metropolis that desires to place itself as a vacationer attraction.”
Greater than 26,000 folks have signed a web-based petition on Change.org to shut the Magdalena mini-zoo which was constructed within the 1980s.
It has been claimed the images have been taken out of context [/caption]
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Santander Mayor Gema Igual denied the animals have been mistreated by the mini-zoo.
Ms Igual, of the conservative Fashionable Social gathering, stated pictures of a gray seal had been taken out of context.
She stated: “That picture was of a sleeping animal, and the lifeless sea lion was not in a spot folks might see it as a result of it was identified to be sick.”
The small zoo within the Magdalena Peninsula, in Santander, was constructed within the 1980s[/caption]