Stop Future Neglect and Cruelty at Camperdown Wildlife Centre, Dundee sign now

Following the recent horrific attack against defenceless animals in Camperdown Zoo, Dundee, we have decided to create this petition to force Dundee City Council and the Scottish Executive to ensure that these events are not repeated, and that those who commit such cowardly, vicious, and sickening acts are given punishments that actually reflect their crimes.

Our two main objectives are:
1 Proper security which actually protects the animals in the care of Camperdown Wildlife Centre, not the shambles which left twenty-five animals traumatised, and others dead. What is even more shocking is the fact that this is not the first time that Camperdowns so-called security has been breached. On at least two previous occasions, intruders have caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to Camperdown, though thankfully no animals appeared to have been injured. These warnings seem to have meant nothing to Camperdown or the Police, as this latest attack shows that security had not been improved. Why did it have to come to this? Why did it take the brutal attack of a number of animals to make the authorities realise how weakly the animals are protected? To us, it appears that security is only being now being tightened due to public outrage, rather than a genuine concern for the welfare of the animals. This can clearly been seen, as no action was taken after previous incidents.

2 Tougher sentences for people who commit these senseless and cruel acts on animals. Any forms of cruelty or violence towards animals should be treated in the same manner as the same act carried out on a human. This point should not be necessary; the law should already reflect this. All attacks against animals are cowardly. Most abused animals are unable to defend themselves, and are in fact as helpless as a small child. Current government legislation would not dictate that anyone found guilty of these senseless attacks would definitely face imprisonment, it is only a possibility. Is this what you call justice? This can only be changed if the Scottish Executive toughened up the laws against animal cruelty, and they will only do this if you speak out on the animals behalf.

Below are links that report the incident in more detail. Please sign this petition to ensure that incidents like these never get the chance to happen again. Obviously you cannot stop human cruelty, but with compassion and intelligence we can protect the animals that we have in our care, and punish those individuals who harm them.

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Latest Signatures

  • 06 December 2015250. Mark M
    "Beer bottles were found in otter and terrapin enclosures and a group of boys, aged about 10, were seen scaling the zoo's wall on Sunday." ok seriously, how did "children" get hold of alcohol and why were children able to scale the zoo's wall without any
  • 18 November 2015249. Mr Samc
    I support this petition
  • 12 November 2015248. Lisa B
    I support this petition
  • 04 November 2015247. Christopher B
    It is an outrage that this is taken with such a lack of seriousness. Please do your civic duty and listen to the views of the masses.
  • 31 October 2015246. Emilibeth G
    please do something!!
  • 27 October 2015245. Sue N
    I can only hope they catch the ******* and they send them to jail where they too can be beaten to a pulp to see how they like it. Why are some people so sick?
  • 14 October 2015244. Fiona M
    name and shame
  • 12 October 2015243. Morag M
    They should be put away for a long time.
  • 19 September 2015242. Stuart R
    I am disgusted at the lack of security which has allowed this to happen more than once.
  • 10 September 2015241. Gary P
    I support this petition
  • 07 September 2015240. Stacey C
    I support this petition
  • 06 September 2015239. Chjris K
    Make the punishment reflect the crime, no hiding pace from personal responsibility. Parents must take some blame to.
  • 16 August 2015238. Sara M
    I support this petition
  • 09 August 2015237. Clare T
    I support this petition
  • 09 August 2015236. Sandra J
    I support this petition
  • 08 August 2015235. Gerard F
    I support this petition
  • 16 July 2015234. Lucie M
    I support this petition
  • 04 July 2015233. Angela H
    I support this petition
  • 09 June 2015232. Andrew B
    I support this petition
  • 27 May 2015231. Gill C
    I support this petition
  • 15 May 2015230. Julie R
    I support this petition
  • 10 May 2015229. Jacqueline R
    The law does little to protect animals, children and women
  • 23 April 2015228. Fiona C
    Something must be done!
  • 29 March 2015227. Jenna B
    I support this petition
  • 28 March 2015226. Jonathan H
    child welfare needs to be balanced with responsibility and accountability. What kind of statement does this send to other young people considering committing this kind of crime?
  • 08 March 2015225. Donna T
    It breaks my heart thinking what those poor defensless animals have been through. It is about bloody time something was done about these hooligans, maybe the council should put more effort into giving them something of structure to do with their time!!! W
  • 07 February 2015224. Brida T
    children must be taught to respect people, property and defenceless animals

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Albert SimonBy:
Petition target:
Dundee City Council, Scottish Executive, and Camperdown Wildlife Centre


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