I am writing this letter to inform the general public about a concern I have for the animals at the Lagoon amusement park outside of Salt Lake City.
I recently went there with my daughter and my boyfriend. There was not much of an attraction for the viewing of the animals. All these animals had was a ground cover of trampled dirt. They did have some shade. The kangaroo searched for a comfortable place to lie, as he/she appeared to be ill. It was obvious—no jumping and barely walking/hopping.
I recollect watching the Siberian tigers, and they appeared quite healthy and proud but they were looking seriously tired and unamused. Kind of ironic for an amusement park, don’t you think?
These animals do not belong in an amusement park for our entertainment. However, if you must, surely the amusement park can afford some grass and a better establishment in which they must be the objects of viewing pleasure. I am disgusted that these animals were allowed to be our entertainment for the Lagoon experience and very surprised, I might add!
I take my daughter to the Hogle Zoo to see the amazing animals and love it. The caretakers of these animals at the Hogle Zoo show a great respect for all the animals.
The Lagoon amusement park should not be permitted to hold these animals as an attraction.
I hope that I have done something for these tigers. I looked them in the eye and they me. They are astounding creatures we are fortunate enough to have on this earth with us, as well as the kangaroo, and others. I hope action is taken for their respect and admiration.
Entertainment is one thing. Viewing tigers in an amusement park where there are bells, signals, whistles, honks, screams and lights flashing does not constitute a sufficient environment for these animals.