Hey Animal Rights Activists … Forget about No Fur Friday … Worry about Abyssinian lion cubs being Poisoned
Make yourselves useful …
If animal activists really cared, they would be screaming about rare Abyssinian lion cubs being poisoned in Ethiopia to save money rather than squawking about “Fur Free Friday”. Because of costs to run a zoo, Abyssinian lion cubs are being killed and sold to taxidermists. So much for the black maned lions being Ethiopians national symbol.
Wildlife experts estimate that only 1,000 Ethiopian lions, which are smaller than other lions, remain in the wild. Despite a recent crackdown, hunters also kill the animals for their skins, which can fetch $1,000.
Abdulaziz said it costs around $6,000 a month to run the zoo, but it only receives $5,000 in revenues from entrance fees. He added that the poisoning has been going on at least since he arrived two years ago; the number of cubs that have been killed was not immediately clear. (Yahoo)