Sometimes you read a news story so ridiculous you just know it can't be true. Like the one about zoogoers who threw bricks at a kangaroo just to get its attention.
But the whole story is even worse. The Fuzhou Zoo in Fujian knew visitors were prone to throwing projectiles at their kangaroos.
Apparently, they weren't satisfied with watching them just lay about, like kangaroos are known to do, rather they wanted to see the marsupial's signature move, the hop.
So earlier this year, when visitors began throwing bricks at a female kangaroo to get it to hop, it was no surprise. Pictures show the aftermath of the senseless attack; the female's foot had been so smashed it was almost severed. But that wasn't all, she had suffered internal injuries so severe that within days she was dead.
A few weeks later, at the same zoo, park visitors injured another kangaroo!
The Fuzhou Zoo is clearly not fit to house the animals in its care. They knew of the very serious danger their kangaroos faced every day from heartless visitors, but instead of taking measures to protect them, they chose to look the other way.
It is time the zoo is shut down. This is not a zoo, it's a house of horrors for poor defenseless animals. Sign the petition and ask the city of Fuzhou to shut down this zoo today. Visitors to the zoo were known to try to provoke the Australian marsupials to get them to display their signature hopping mode.