PETITION TARGET: Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai
A captive kangaroo at a zoo in Fuzhou, China had nowhere to hide when a pack of tourists began hurling rocks and shards of cement at the animal. The reason? They wanted to make her hop for their amusement.
The 12-year-old kangaroo’s paw was nearly severed off, and she suffered severe internal injuries. After enduring excruciating pain for several days, she died of a ruptured kidney from the stoning.
Shockingly, visitors here commonly stone kangaroos and other animals. Shortly after this brutal incident, a 5-year-old male kangaroo was also pelted with stones, and suffered a badly injured foot.
The zoo must take strong and immediate action to stop the cruelty by removing all stones, loose bricks and other dangerous objects, and fortifying the severely inadequate fencing so that it is no longer possible to throw things inside the enclosures.
Sign this petition to urge Chinese officials to ensure that changes are made at once to protect the animals in this and other zoos in China.