Celebrities unite to speak up against zoo culture after the death of ‘rare’ lion at Karachi zoo

Celebrities unite to speak up against zoo culture after the death of 'rare' lion at Karachi zoo

A white lion passed away recently and the picture of its corpse is causing a lot of outrage. People are speaking up against the zoo.

The rare lion was kept at Karachi zoo. People are enraged over the condition in which animals are kept at the zoo. Among the people who expressed their concern were celebrities like Ayesha Omar, Shaniera Akram, and Ushnah Shah as well.

Since this is not the first time that an animal has died at a zoo due to lack of care, the public was frustrated.

Bulbulay actress, Ayesha Khan took to social media where she expressed her sorrow. She expressed how sad she is over the lion’s death because of a ‘lack of funds.’ She also revealed that the lion was kept in the as same enclosure as the lioness despite having a contagious disease.

Actress Ushna Shah also opened up about how the country is not morally equipped to run zoos. She also mentioned the commonly occurring cases of animal abuse.

Shaniera Akram believes that the real reason why the lion died is because of a lack of care. She says these are not zoos but animal prisons.

Actress Yashma Gill shared that she went to feed the lion recently. The actress said that she was denied entry but was assured that the issue is resolved and the lion is in a good state now.

Gill expressed how saddened she is over the news. She wants to put an end to the zoo culture because our country can not afford to feed animals.

Celebrities unite to speak up against zoo culture after the death of 'rare' lion at Karachi zoo

The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) took to Twitter where they Tweeted about the lion’s death. They also revealed that the lion died because of its collapsing lungs due to pulmonary tuberculosis. Other than this, KMC also told that the lion was sick for around 13 days.

It was also said that that it had been treated by veterinarians however, the treatment was unsuccessful. The lion was brought to the zoo back in 2012 from Africa. It was a rare white lion.

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