Another Animal Dies At The Emperor Valley Prison

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The death of an 18 months old baby Kangaroo (along with birds) at the Emperor Valley Prison sparkled a national debate over the use of Fireworks.

This poor animal has been at this prison for 3 weeks (along with other kangaroos) in a place that could be described as a shameful playpen with a wall in the background painted like it was a real green landscape. Even though, I fully agree with the ban of fireworks because they affect animals and humans immensely, the conversation should also be shifted to the fact that this prison is keeping animals hostage that should be roaming free.

The death of this baby Kangaroo and these birds are added to the list of Marty, one of the baby zebras (under one year old) that was held hostage at the Emperor Valley Prison and died just short of three months after its arrival. Simba, the lion who has also died in captivity after spending his entire life behind bars.

We can find a million reasons to justify this practice but all of them will fall short because deep inside, we all know that holding animals hostages until they DIE… for the purpose of profiting FROM them is a heartless act.

All around the world, zoos are slowly but surely fading away and animals are being sent to sanctuaries where they can spend the rest of their lives playing in huge and open spaces without cages and in peace. Animals were not born to be captives so no, they are not “taken care of” just because they are fed every day and “cute” pictures of them are posted on social media. There is no amount of money, food, or large cages that can be traded for FREEDOM.

Mass Murder Of Animals Outside Caroni Bird Sanctuary

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The news about 40 cats found brutally murdered outside the Caroni Bird Sanctuary caused chills down my spine. There are SERIAL KILLERS in broad day light among us in T&T, people who walk down the road, eat their doubles, go to the beach, lime with you… and then take their precious time to mastermind mass murders. They take poisoned food and feed it to innocent, abandoned and hungry little animals whose only “sin” is to have been born.

What have these animals done to deserve such a slow, painful and torturous death??  Hoping a KIND human for once can have compassion on them and bring them food so they don’t starve to death? My goodness, this is so disturbing, disgusting, sickening that it is hard to fully understand the extent of this evil. Speciesism is a hell of a thing!

People who hurt and kill animals in this manner are not afraid to do the same to humans. We know through research that mass murderers start by hurting and killing animals before they do it to people. This is not the end but just the beginning of things they might do in the future. They have also killed other animals that ate the poisoned food or attempted to consume the deceased cats such as agoutis, hawks and raccoons.

According to the Guardian Newspaper, last week, while dis­cussing the con­di­tions of the Ca­roni Vis­i­tor Cen­tre sev­er­al stake­hold­ers com­plained about stray cats liv­ing at the site. It seems like someone took matters into their own hands and a week later they decided to murder all the cats.

You cannot call yourself a Trinidadian, a patriot, a HUMAN and murder innocent beings in this manner! You are nothing but a monster in human form. I hope a full investigation takes place and those who have done this can be held accountable in the strongest terms and pay for their crimes (no fine and no bail) but JAIL time for a VERY LONG TIME. A strong message needs to be sent! LEAVE THE ANIMALS ALONE AND STOP KILLING THEM! STOP IT!

I also hope that cameras can be allocated and placed all over the area so these animals can be somehow protected so no one feels they can do this again. Trinidad & Tobago needs to understand that animals are NOT things; they are NOT items that we use and destroy whenever we feel to. Time to STOP! You don’t pick and choose the animals you wish to protect and the animals you wish to murder. Can’t you see the psychosis and hypocrisy in this?

And if murdering innocent animals makes you feel “powerful” then you have SERIOUS issues that need to be addressed by a professional before you continue hurting other animals or people.

The Ca­roni Bird Sanc­tu­ary is an ecosys­tem and pro­tect­ed area. Dozens of endangered species live there. The perpetrators committed a CRIMINAL ACT and they MUST pay for it.

The Reason Why The Emperor Valley Prison Zoo Should Stop Abducting Animals!

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Today, an albino Burmese python in the Emperor Valley Prison Zoo attacked one of the zookeepers inside its enclosure as the employee attempted to throw a dead rabbit for the snake to eat.

Since I believe there is more than one yellow python at the Emperor Valley Prison Zoo, I would like to know if this is the same snake they flaunt around different events and it is exposed to the general public to “pet”.

One of the yellow snakes is part of the “educational” program in this prison. Yes, like if the word educational and zoo can actually be used in the same sentence.

Animals at this prison are clearly overstimulated. Every day, they have to endure children and adults tapping hardly on their glass cages to get their attention and being exposed to a lot of noise (even though snakes cannot hear as we do, they pick up vibrations through their jawbones). All of this causes great stress to these precious animals but guess what? They do not care because business comes first. Money over anything else.

If you watched the video carefully, the snake did not attack for no reason. The zookeeper threw the rabbit badly and landed in the snake’s head. Very poor handling on the part of the employee. The animal got visibly startled and attacked. According to the newspapers, the zoo keeper has been taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital having suffered major blood loss.

This is one of the many reasons WHY you should NOT keep ANY animals in a prison, particularly WILD animals. They are meant to be in the wild for a REASON. The Emperor Valley Prison Zoo has this python abducted for over ten years. Ten years of being overexposed. Ten years of being treated like an object or a toy that someone can play with or “displayed” like a vase. Ten years of distress. Ten years of living in a 4×4 glass box.

STOP ABDUCTING ANIMALS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND MONEY PURPOSES!

PLEASE STOP SUPPORTING THE EMPEROR VALLEY PRISON ZOO. ANIMALS ARE NOT OBJECTS. THEY ARE SENTIENT BEINGS AND THEY DESERVE TO BE FREE LIKE EACH ONE OF US.

DO NOT SUPPORT AN INDUSTRY THAT PROFITS FROM THEIR SUFFERING!