Maybe he should focus less on developing tourism in the 20% of the park and instead work for the well-being of Tigers in the remaining 80% of the forests in the State.
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Apparently VIPs visit Ustad daily and they are making him move towards people by banging on saucepans or whatever which then makes him absolutely terrified and angry….
Ustad is in an enclosure way away from general public – no entry sign
He at times is so far away, all that can be seen by the visual eye are his stripes – His enclosure stretches enough that from a distance a person would need binoculars to see him.
To get his attention however or to make him come out to be viewed it was stated that at one point “they” started banging saucepans and made him terrified and hence really angry!!!!
and I quote “And when angry being a wild tiger was very frightening And then he went back to the bottom again where we couldn’t see him” …..
So this folks is what has been happening to Ustad ~ While many of us were under the impression that he was not being disturbed by anyone ….let only VIPs!!!!!
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.@VasundharaBJP .@GajendraKhimsar #FreeT24 being abused in captivity as he was in the wild.
.@VasundharaBJP is allowing VIPs in to see #FreeT24, he’s awoken by pans being banged .@GajendraKhimsar
.@VasundharaBJP is allowing #FreeT24 to be made angry to make wake or make him visible by noise .@GajendraKhimsar
.@TimesofIndia Cruelty at zoo holding #FreeT24 Ustad for special treatment of VIPs.
.@MumbaiMirror, cruelty in Sajjangarh Biological Park, special treatment for VIPs to tease and annoy Ustad #FreeT24 allowed by #VasundharaBJP
.@jaipurdailynews cruelty in Sajjangarh Biological Park, special treatment for VIPs to tease and annoy Ustad #FreeT24 allowed by #VasundharaBJP
**** THE FOLLOWING ARE A LIST OF EMAILS ID’s FOR YOU ALL, AS WELL AS A SAMPLE LETTER IS PROVIDED. PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTION FOR USTAD. THANK YOU!
Dr. Debabrata Swain firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. H.S. Negi email@example.com
Sanjay Kumar DIG (NTCA) firstname.lastname@example.org
Nishant Verma DIG (NTCA) email@example.com
Dr.Vaibhav C.Mathur AIG(NTCA) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Brij Kishor Gupta
Evaluation and Monitoring Officer
Dr. Devender Kumar
THE FOLLOWING IS A SAMPLE LETTER YOU CAN USE , OR YOU CAN USE IT AS A GUIDELINE TO SEND YOUR OWN:
Recently, we managed to get someone in to see Ustad, and it was easier than we thought.
It seems that special VIPS are getting in to see Ustad on a daily basis. But what was witnessed is both awful and disgraceful behavior under the authority of Ms V Raje and the Rajasthan Government. This email will also be sent to the Central Zoo Authority.
1. As you are aware he is in an open area away from the public, yet if you are known you can get to see him.
2. The enclosure is far to small for a tiger that was once wild.
3. He only has a water trough to cool down in, he cannot swim.
4. They stated that he has a digestive problems and can’t eat bones. Tigers do not eat bones in the wild and shouldn’t be expected to eat them in the zoo, obviously the food is inadequate. He is only being fed Chicken, which is bad for all big cats, they need red meat. Ustad is also forced to consume pumpkin soup, in the wild Ustad would find a plant for digestive problems. Pumpkin causes diarrhea which in turn will cause weight loss and add to his medical problem.
5. While said particular person(s) was there, Ustad was asleep and out of sight but what they did was bang heavily on saucepans, make loud noises to purposely wake him and causing him so much stress and anger until he runs snarling towards visitors so they can get a look at him!
This is mental cruelty, again as in the wild, all for a photograph. Not to mention stress is one of the factors that will trigger his health problems, and this would cause it to be worse….
6. The Rajasthan Forest Commission make all the decisions on Ustad, obviously they are continuing to make bad decisions concerning his health and mental well being. This is unacceptable and no animal should be forced (by stress or anger or fright) to become a public display like they are doing with Ustad.
This behavior is unethical and Violates ALL standards of welfare, that Ustad is being forced to live in.
* Teasing, feeding or disturbing the animals in a zoo and littering the zoo premises is an offense punishable by a fine of Rs. 25000 or imprisonment of up to three years or both. Section 38J, Wildlife (Protection) Act India, 1972
We request that something is done to stop this ill treatment of Ustad immediately. We understand that after two years he cannot go back into the wild, but we are requesting that he is removed from Rajasthan for the sake of his own health and well being.
He is still being used as a pawn except now, its easier to tease and annoy him in captivity than it was in the wild.
This barbaric cruel behavior that has recently come to light has shocked the public internationally and it is time that something right is done on behalf of this Schedule 1 Tiger.
Please remove him from the terrible circumstances of Sajjangarh Biological Park and place him where he can serve the rest of his years in the peace that he deserves.
Ustad has paid his whole life bringing in money for tourism and subjected to humans, it is time he gets back the peace and comfort that was taken away from him.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund will not stand for the sudden blackout on USDA animal welfare reports. We intend to sue the USDA. Public access to these reports is critical, and we’re gearing up for a big fight. We need your support.
Like many, when I heard about the end of the Ringling Brothers touring circus, my first reaction was exhilaration. But as executive director of Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), my mind quickly turned to the question “Where are all the animals going?”
Right now, thousands of animals are being trained to entertain for profit, bred to provide cub petting opportunities, and forced to “live” in shameful conditions.
That’s why I’m worried that Ringling’s tigers, camels, and other newly retired performing animals will soon end up in disreputable roadside zoos, private homes, pseudo-sanctuaries and even more circuses.
None of these can rightfully be called a true “sanctuary.” These animals will continue to be treated as property and used for exhibition and entertainment.
Please sign our petition to call on Ringling to do the right thing and retire its performing animals to accredited sanctuaries.
Juliette Feld of Ringling states “our commitment to all of our animals is for our lifetime,” and that it needs to find “suitable homes …”
I agree. This is an opportunity for the lions, tigers, camels, donkeys, alpacas, kangaroos, llamas and other animals to live out the remainder of their lives in true sanctuaries offering the highest quality of care in settings that best support their natural needs and behaviors. Ringling’s animals deserve a REAL retirement – not more abuse in circuses and roadside zoos.
GFAS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was founded in 2007 to fulfill a need to differentiate and support animal sanctuaries that not only provide high-quality care for the animals but also engage in sustainable financial and governance practices. We fulfill this need as the only recognized international sanctuary accreditation program.
I am asking Feld Entertainment, the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, to prioritize retiring their animals at GFAS-accredited sanctuaries. All 132 of our accredited care facilities in the United States have undergone a rigorous assessment and meet our Standards of Excellence. These Standards include valuable animal-specific guidelines for the proper space, enclosure, diet and social needs; they also offer general information for promoting organizational health and sustainability such as proper governance; safety training and protocols; financial practices; and outreach.
I hope that Ringling lives up to its responsibility to place its retired animals in “suitable homes” with the same resolve that kept them in business for 146 years. Prioritizing the placement of retired animals in certified sanctuaries offers a monumental opportunity to set a positive example for all the entertainment community with a decision to do what is right for the many that have served them over the years.
I applaud Ringling for its landmark announcement. Now Ringling must take the responsible next step by placing these animals in accredited sanctuaries. So please join me by signing this petition to urge Feld Entertainment to retire animals in GFAS-certified sanctuaries.
Ringling needs to do the right thing. These animals deserve it.
URGENT ACTION NEEDED ASAP. Comment period ends Jan 30 2017, at 11:59 PM ET
Please take the time to write a comment on the USFWS site. Click the blue “Comment Now!” button on the right side
See link: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FWS-HQ-ES-2016-0131-0001
Before you start writing, do take the time to read this petition first, it will provide you with a lot of info about what to write or which links you can use (press more) Petition link: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/nl-nl/takeaction/422/172/684/
At the moment, unfortunately…..most comments are being made by pro trophy hunters. So it’s up to US GREENIES, to invite lots of friends and make sure to share the event.
If you should have difficulties to send your comment, just let me know via pm and I will make sure to send it for you.
From the USFWS website
“Leopard (Panthera pardus): Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Kenya, and Uganda.
On July 26, 2016, we received a petition dated July 25, 2016, from The Humane Society of the United States and the Fund for Animals, requesting that the leopard be reclassified as endangered throughout its range under the Act. The petition clearly identified itself as such and included the requisite identification information for the petitioner, required at 50 CFR 424.14(a). This finding addresses the petition.
Based on our review of the petition and sources cited in the petition, we find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that reclassifying the leopard (Panthera pardus) as endangered throughout its range may be warranted, based on Factors A, B, D, and E (for a listing of the factors, see (2) under Request for Information for Status Reviews, above). However, during our status review, we will thoroughly evaluate all potential threats to the species, including the extent to which any protections or other conservation efforts have reduced those threats. Thus, for this species, the Service requests any information relevant to whether the species falls within the definition of an endangered species under section 3(6) of the Act, including information on the five listing factors under section 4(a)(1) and any other factors identified in this finding.”
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Ace with Christian, 1972. Photograph courtesy GAWPT.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTIAN
Christian was born on the 12th August 1969 in an unprepossessing and long closed down zoo in Ilfracombe, Devon, UK. Who could have imagined after five generations of captivity in Europe, he would be returned to Africa, and be successfully rehabilitated by George Adamson of Born Free fame?
For those unfamiliar with Christian’s story, see his website alioncalledchristian.com.au.
I am most often asked what happened to Christian. No-one knows. Christian was last seen by George Adamson in early 1973 when he was nearly four years old and was growing into one of the largest lions George had ever seen. He had survived the most dangerous years, although life as an adult lion would also always be very challenging. George thought he was looking for a territory of his own, away from the aggressive local lions of Kora. We like to…
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