Heartbreaking News! A Zebra Is Shot & Killed After Fleeing From A Circus In Germany; Tragically Marking 2nd Recent Circus Animal Death

Photo is not the Zebra who was killed in Germany

In what Animal Defenders International is calling a “Double Circus Tragedy” comes the tragic news that two animals who recently escaped from circuses in different countries, where they should never have been in the first place, have been killed.

According to a statement from local police, on Wednesday, two zebras attempted to flee a circus in the northern city of Rostock, Germany. One of the zebras was captured and returned to the circus. The other was tragically shot dead several hours later after reportedly damaging cars on the highway, causing an accident. There was also “a number of unsuccessful trapping attempts.”

The exact circumstances are still being clarified.

What is clear is that these wild animals have been forced to live and die in cruel and unnatural conditions being exploited for the so-called “entertainment” and greed of humans. 

According to ADI, a crocodile was also recently hit by a car after escaping from a circus tent in Moscow, Russia.

“Sadly, wherever traveling circuses with animals are still permitted by the authorities, such incidents will continue, risking the lives of animals and people, resulting in tragedies like these,” ADI shared in a post on its Facebook page.

With other members of Eurogroup for Animals, ADI is working to end the use of wild animals in traveling circuses across Europe. The organizations are also continuing to call on the Russian Government to impose a ban of wild animals in circuses, and have submitted evidence to support such legislation.

A petition calling for an EU-wide ban on wild animals in circuses, which began last year after the death of an elephant-escapee in Spain, can be signed HERE!

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