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Zoo paints stripes on donkeys to make 'zebras'

 
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A zoo in Gaza has got around animal importation restrictions by dyeing stripes on donkeys to make 'zebras'.

The owner of the Marah Land zoo in Gaza City said he had used masking tape and black hair dye, applied with a paint-brush, to disguise the white females.

Mohammed Bargouthi said it would have cost him more than £25,000 to bring in a real zebra via smuggling tunnels.

"The first time we used paint but it didn't look good," said Mr Bargouthi.

"The children don't know, so they call them zebras and they are happy to see something new."

All the real animals at the zoo, including monkeys and a tigress, had been smuggled under the border at great expense, he said.

Two genuine zebras died of starvation earlier this year during the Israeli military offensive, he added.

The animal restrictions are part of the Israeli blockade of Gaza, imposed in an attempt to reduce rocket attacks and weaken the leadership of Hamas.
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Re: Zoo paints stripes on donkeys to make 'zebras'
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Re: Zoo paints stripes on donkeys to make 'zebras'
This is not the first zoo in the middle east to do this.
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This is not the first zoo in the middle east to do this.
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The middle east is a zoo, they don't need to import animals...
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Re: Zoo paints stripes on donkeys to make 'zebras'
There's no pictures, I was hoping to see some.

My cousin went to a zoo that had chickens and goats just walking around everywhere. She saw the lion eat the zebra that had died recently too. It could be worse I suppose.
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What an ass!
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What an ass!
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Re: Zoo paints stripes on donkeys to make 'zebras'
This is not the first zoo in the middle east to do this.
 Quoting: Nick Nailher (Eissak)


The middle east is a zoo, they don't need to import animals...
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Re: Zoo paints stripes on donkeys to make 'zebras'
The only word that comes to mind is STUPID.
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Re: Zoo paints stripes on donkeys to make 'zebras'
This is not the first zoo in the middle east to do this.
 Quoting: Nick Nailher (Eissak)


The middle east is a zoo, they don't need to import animals...
 Quoting: BRIEF


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Im on the gray on this one
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Why is it that we have Zoos at all?

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Huff post has pictures.....

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It's not like someone found out and rat'ed on them, they were up front that these weren't real zebras.

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Huff post has pictures.....

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It's not like someone found out and rat'ed on them, they were up front that these weren't real zebras.
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Pretty good paint job.
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Re: Zoo paints stripes on donkeys to make 'zebras'
[link to web.orange.co.uk]

A zoo in Gaza has got around animal importation restrictions by dyeing stripes on donkeys to make 'zebras'.

The owner of the Marah Land zoo in Gaza City said he had used masking tape and black hair dye, applied with a paint-brush, to disguise the white females.

Mohammed Bargouthi said it would have cost him more than £25,000 to bring in a real zebra via smuggling tunnels.

"The first time we used paint but it didn't look good," said Mr Bargouthi.

"The children don't know, so they call them zebras and they are happy to see something new."

All the real animals at the zoo, including monkeys and a tigress, had been smuggled under the border at great expense, he said.

Two genuine zebras died of starvation earlier this year during the Israeli military offensive, he added.

The animal restrictions are part of the Israeli blockade of Gaza, imposed in an attempt to reduce rocket attacks and weaken the leadership of Hamas.
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The Mexicans have been doing that for decades , I use to go to Tiaquanna from San Diego and they were all over, including shows not to be mentioned .

Last Edited by Azadok61 on 07/14/2014 10:32 AM
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Re: Zoo paints stripes on donkeys to make 'zebras'
Huff post has pictures.....

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It's not like someone found out and rat'ed on them, they were up front that these weren't real zebras.
 Quoting: HumbleDog


lol, poor little donkey! lol
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Re: Zoo paints stripes on donkeys to make 'zebras'
The Mexicans have been doing that for decades
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Yep. I remember those days! I even have a picture somewhere of one of them on a corner in TJ.
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Re: Zoo paints stripes on donkeys to make 'zebras'
The Mexicans have been doing that for decades
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Yep. I remember those days! I even have a picture somewhere of one of them on a corner in TJ.
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Here, the Tijuana Zebra:

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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Re: Zoo paints stripes on donkeys to make 'zebras'
Why is it that we have Zoos at all?

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Because that's what stupid Humans do, in addition to clipping the wings of pet birds so they cannot fly, not to mention other horrible things Man does to innocent animals.

Last year, my daughter and I each rented a horse to go on a two-hour, guided trail ride because we thought it might be fun. The whole time, I felt guilty for making an innocent horse carry my butt around.

So, what I had expected to be an enjoyable outing had a different outcome in waking me up spiritually about abusing animals. Maybe the horses didn't mind, who knows? I only know that I felt guilty for making them work.

Sometimes I imagine the horses talking amongst themselves about what new stupid Humans they'll have to cart around that day.

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