Articles, Blog

Epidemic of Psychological Distress at Spring River Park & Zoo

December 27, 2019

At Spring River Park & Zoo, which is owned by the city of Roswell, New Mexico, they’re having an epidemic of animal suffering. Animals are confined to cramped, concrete pits or tiny cages, with no room to roam, run, or engage in other natural behavior. Bears, mountain lions, bobcats, and a coyote have all been documented continuously pacing back and forth, which is a sign of extreme distress and frustration. Bears and mountain lions are confined to barren, concrete pits, in which they are unable to dig, build nests, roam, or forage, as they would do in the wild. Other animals are confined to cramped cages, in which they can only take a few steps in each direction. These animals are obese, which is likely the result of the lack of space. These animals are going insane out of sheer deprivation. PETA has repeatedly offered to help Spring River place the animals in reputable sanctuaries, where they would finally be able to get the care they need. But the roadside zoo and the city have refused to do what’s right. The bears and mountain lions are still trapped in concrete dungeons. And the bob cats, lemurs, and other wild animals are still confined to these tiny pens. Please ask Spring River Park & Zoo and the city of Roswell to do the right thing: Retire these animals to reputable sanctuaries now.


  • Reply Shruti Tripathi April 11, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    I'll never visit any seaworld zoo circus where animals are treated as slaves and tortured to entertain masses and unhappily make other happy and entertain really seeing animals in cage is not something for enjoying purpose no one likes to live in cage in captivity animals are never ever happy living in zoo circus they are poorly fed and tortured and ignored living in depressed situation therfore all animals should live freely in wild jungles and sanctuary where they live freely run in field and grasses in jungle and sanctuary experiencing pleasant and fresh freeze and live life freelyyyyyyy and happily #animalrights #animalabuse #animalcruelty #circuscruelt #bycottthezoo #bycottthecircus #circuscruelt #keepwildlifewild #emptythecages

  • Reply Shruti Tripathi April 11, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    #bycottthezoo #bycottthecircus #keepwildlifewild #free #animalrights

  • Reply Dragin master April 11, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    man i whish i cud call peepl on my phon ?⬅???–?

  • Reply Dragin master April 11, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    i ugy with numbr 3

  • Reply Annie St.pierre April 11, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    This is terrible, if you start a petition I will be the first to sign. no animal should suffer like this, this is abuse and torture for these animals

  • Reply CargoRay April 11, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    What about when they are kept into captivity to save them from hunters? Like sometimes its better than them dying in the wild although they coukd make their homes alot better for them.

  • Reply migilicutties April 11, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Terrible – my heart breaks for them.

  • Reply Madeline Ciresi April 11, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    This is so cruel and wrong they belong in the wild

  • Reply Moon Blade April 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    This is terrible I hate it humans are cruel we can't do this to our family!!!!!

  • Reply elusivebutsatisfying T. April 12, 2017 at 8:14 am

    When will the human race ever get how wrong it is to oppress Animals? They are so much more sensitive than we are, so much more intelligent! They sense fear, they sense Thunderstorms, they sense earthquakes and other catastrophes! They could survive much better in natural habitat if they're not killed. Why do people think Animals are stupid just because they don't speak our language?

  • Reply Lelo April 17, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    I remember going there. me and my friend went there a couple years ago… we thought it was amazing :^{

  • Reply Tanner Schmidt April 18, 2017 at 5:09 am

    fucked up

  • Reply _flow rs_ April 18, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    thats cruel

  • Reply Bunny The Bear May 6, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    so fuckin cruel mate

  • Reply Potato bih June 27, 2018 at 7:55 am

    There doing a renovation for more space .-. Ive been there btw.

  • Leave a Reply