(2 Photos are not mine)
The horrible conditions inside the Manila Zoo have been present for years, and little has been done to remedy this. Animals are kept in tiny cages, are fed irregularly, and are often lonely. Zoo visitors throw trash into these cages, but these are not regularly cleaned.
Numerous visitors have taken pictures and posted photographs of the malnourished animals and their poor living conditions online and in-print, yet the problem still persists. Visit the Tripadvisor Manila Zoo Page and read the terrible comments given by Filipinos and foreigners alike.
Pretty soon, the zoo may end up on the list of '10 Ten Worst Tourist Attractions in Asia' or even the world!
10 Animal Welfare Groups Sign Petition to Support Closing of the Manila Zoo
(PETA Protest Against the Manila Zoo in 2007 taken from metro.co.uk)
There are certain individuals who wish to import more animals to be placed in the Manila Zoo. But this shouldn't be done unless conditions can be improved. And since hardly any improvements have been done in recent years, the better option is closing the zoo for good.
(Another PETA demonstration against the Manila Zoo
taken from www.professionalheckler.com)
A recent online petition on Change.org is calling for the improvement of the zoo. However, that's not the one you should be signing. Instead, sign this petition on the PETA Asia-Pacific website that calls for the closing down of the Manila Zoo altogether.
This petition has been co-singed by PETA, PAWS, the Animal Kingdom Foundation Inc., Animal Welfare Coalition (AWC), CARA Welfare Phils (Compassion And Responsibility for Animals), International Wildlife Coalition Trust, LovePets.com, Network for Animals, Palawan Animal Welfare Association Inc., and SAFE International Monitoring Program.