The death of a five-year-old Hippopotamus at the Byculla zoo has made animal rights organisation raise eyebrows over the apathy towards animals in the metropolis.
The animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has decided to shoot off a letter to Central Zoo Authority, Delhi asking them to explain why the High Court order for improving the condition of animals in the zoo has not been implemented.
“We would sent a letter to Central Zoo Authority inquiring the reason behind the animal’s death and the conditions of the zoo not improved,” said Anuradha Sawhney, Chief Functionary, PETA. “We would await for a response from them. If they do not take the matter seriously then we will move the High Court,” Sawhney said.
The activists across the city are against zoos in the city and also plan to protest against the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) Rs 430 crore zoo revamp plan. The civic body have chalked out a Rs 430 crore modernisation plan to improve the condition of the zoo as well as that of its caged inhabitants.