Nigerian media personality, Funmi Iyanda has reacted to the viral photos of malnourished animals in a zoo located in Kaduna.
Funmi Iyanda reacted to photos of a starving lion and dozens of underfed animals at a Nigerian zoo.
The media personality who described it as a “strong society metaphor“, further averred that ”caging something so powerful and beautiful, reduces it to an unrecognizable version of itself until it dies is typical mindless cruelty.”
“Such a strong society metaphor.
Cage something so powerful and beautiful, reduce it to an unrecognisable version of itself until it dies is typical mindless cruelty.
The mindlessness is what makes it so effective because the cruelty is unplanned, slow and casual. It just is.”
Earlier, 1st News reported that a tourist who visited the Gamji Gate zoo located in Kaduna discovered the poor state of the animals. When he visited the zoo, he surreptitiously took the photos of the malnourished animals.
Speaking with Jam Press, the man said:
‘The first moment I saw the animal I felt shocked.
”I was so surprised.
”I felt so nervous and uneasy because it was my first time seeing a lion live.”
”Like this is my first time in a zoo.
”I virtually saw them in movies, news and magazines.
”Actually, most of the animals in the zoo are not well-fed.
”They lack proper treatment or let me say malnutrition.’
Consequently, the man who recorded his findings said he immediately contacted the animal welfare charity WildatLife.e.V’ a Wildlife Charity to assist in the rescue of the lion, named Zaki.