On Monday 3rd July 2017 myself Charlotte Lawson and my partner Rita started volunteering at the Black Isle Wildlife Park. To call it a wildlife park would be a lie as this place is more of a ghost park, abandoned yet the animals left behind. Basic needs are not being met, animals neglected and some even left forgotten about at the back of the park which is not open to the public.
It's hard to believe the park is open to the public, customers pay which funds the park being open. They pay to walk around a park which is a shambles, enclosures which haven't been cleaned maybe ever, broken fences are just the start, overcrowded small spaces, and animals which visibly look neglected and depressed.
All you have to do is look into the animal's eyes and you can see the sadness and horror these animals have endured. The enclosures speak for themselves, the wellbeing of these animals are in danger!!
One week volunteering was enough to see the "black isle wildlife park" Is nothing but an abandoned prison for domestic animals!
Each animal has behaviour problems, depression, skin conditions. It's truly a tragic place I wouldn't wish anyone to visit let alone pay for the suffering of these animals.
Please help us rehome these animals and shut down this cruel wildlife park once and for all! Please sign our petition to demand the council take action, and spread the word!
There is no staff other than myself, Rita and a 15 year old girl also volunteering. No management, no keepers, no one to meet the basic needs of the animals. It's atrocious and scary that these animals who rely on human beings are being neglected and not looked after!
If there is no staff, no one to care for these animals the only option that deems fit is to save the lives of these neglected animals and rehome them all!
The park is the most horrifying place I've ever visited let alone volunteered at and seen what horrors lie behind closed doors. Myself and Rita are scarred from what we've witnessed. The lack of passion or generally empathy for these animals is despicable.
The park was closed for three months last year and their exotic licence was revoked what I don't understand is why they ever got a licence back and why these poor domestic animals are not being rehomed and put under proper care!!
If the only way to stop this cruelty is to prosecute the owners and ask the Court to ban them from having animals then that is the action Highland Council should take!!