Manila Zoo. Typical Filipino Animal Cruelty, Trash And Incompetency

I don’t do zoos. If I want to see beasts behind bars who deserve it I’ll visit a prison, so I’m not writing this on first hand experience, but based on all the stories online of how fucked up Manila Zoo is.

Probably my top hatred about many pinoys is their cruelty towards animals. It seems to be second nature to treat pets in the most barbaric and neglectful ways, so it came as no real surprise to read all the negative reviews on Manila Zoo on Tripadvisor.

Trash everywhere, animals malnourished and mistreated, the smell of shit and piss. All typical Filipino standards.

Taken from Tripadvisor user reviews, looks more like a torture farm than a tourist attraction:


There are reports of visitors throwing their trash into enclosures and animals eating the plastic. Animals killing and eating their infants (putting them out of their misery rather than growing up in the land of fails?)

The only elephant at the zoo, Mali, was taken as a baby from Sri Lanka in the seventies and has spent almost forty years in solitary confinement.


From, with over 180,000 signatures, a petition to transfer Mali to somewhere she will receive proper care:

Captivity has taken its toll on Mali. The hard concrete she stands on has left her with foot problems. An independent veterinarian from the U.S. (there are no veterinarians with expertise in caring for elephants in the Philippines) has determined that Mali is in constant pain, but the zoo is not providing any treatment for her ailments. They have admitted they don’t know how to properly care for an elephant. The most common cause of premature death among captive elephants is arthritis and foot infections. 

Incompetent idiots. There are elephant sanctuaries in nearby countries which could give Mali a better standard of life, but:

Despite the fact that PETA has offered to cover the entire cost of the transfer, authorities are stalling PETA’s efforts to facilitate Mali’s move to a sanctuary.

Pleas to President Aquino from celebrities such as Paul McCartney and Pamela Anderson have gone unanswered.

With issues like this you know things are bad when websites are set up solely to highlight such issues. and hashtags doing the rounds on social media.

If I were writing this in regards to any other country I’d probably sign off with a plea to sign the petition, write to a politician or other measures to help, but this is the nation of blank stares, heads in the sand, it’s worse in other countries culture. The very people who could put a stop to this are probably the same ones who keep a dog chained up 24/7 and go to the cockfighting on a sunday after church.


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  1. Profile gravatar of Don Quixote
    Don Quixote

    I am at a loss for words. Not many times anyone can say that. about me.
    Someone would go to jail for this in the western world.
    For fucks sake. is that a baby horse.?????????? or a zebra fucking hard for me to tell.

  2. Profile gravatar of Sarah

    Sorry, could not even look at those photos much less read the story. Too distressing. I have seen enough maltreated animals in the failed republic to last me a lifetime. I think the only animal these Flips pamper are the roosters. I’ve seen Flips stroke those roosters from sunset to sundown. I even suspect they take those roosters with them to bed!

    1. Profile gravatar of Don Quixote
      Don Quixote

      I went to a Zoo in Palawan, I thought that was bad enough.
      Crocodiles in their natural state in pens, you know the fucking square concrete swimming pools. So people can see them.
      I love the giant crocs on Green Island off Cairns they have been there for years, they live in a penned off swampy area and the water is covered in green slime etc, you are lucky to even see any more than a head they are too fucking aggressive even after all this time for anyone to play with them, they attack the fence regularly to scare the shit out of tourists .
      But they look like they are thriving they getting fucking huge.

    2. Profile gravatar of janna moore
      janna moore

      I went through several pages of comments on tripadvisor. I thought China was bad enough with their dog eating festivals.
      But this is prolonged torture of animals for years…

      1. Profile gravatar of FHPS

        oh .. i got a post waiting to be approved and the tourism industry even sanctions a festival where carabao and horses are being fought against each other. Filipinos cannot look after animals. Have you been around some of the allyways in the Philippines and seen dogs chained up, never released or attacked in the village many bearing the marks of hot water, guns, limping because of being kicked etc.

  3. Profile gravatar of 30-30

    I was at that zoo years ago. They were water and trash at ape of somecsort. That ape was soooooo pissed. He would have killed everyone of them….

    On the subject of dogs,,,, i wonder if these morons would know what animal a dog came from?????? Doogs came from wolves,,,,butbthey would not know that,,it isnot on fafebbook or candy crush

  4. Profile gravatar of FilamboredinthePH

    Kind of like how every asshole with a little bit of money will get a dog…. but then put the dog in a huge cage out in the yard almost 24/7 like it’s a fucking toy you put away when you don’t want to play with it.

  5. Profile gravatar of 30-30

    Even the dirt poor ones will have a mongral tied up to a chain,,,fuck all in the house to steal, nobody goes znd sees what is barking about?.
    YOU to be smarter than an animal to train it,,,,,
    I WONER WHERE in the i dos ,, there was the part about ghieving inlaws and feedding packs of mo grels and cats
    friggiin hoarders!!!!!!!!

  6. Profile gravatar of kalbo

    I actually visited that shithole a couple of years back. It was one of the most depressing experiences of my life. There was a tiger there that was actually blind in one eye. Yes yes the whole place stinks of shit and piss. Many enclosures are made ONLY of concrete and are tiny. Nice.

    It’s better not to go. The sooner the place goes bust the better. I dont think Paul McCartney will want anything to do it, especially after what the flips did to him on his last visit :). Incidentally there is a “campaign” to bring him back to Manila:

    I dont think the flips visiting the zoo actually thought the place was shit which is the reason why it will stay open.

    It wouldnt surprise me if the zoo is one giant scam and kept in such a shit state on purpose. It’s like a giant concrete sob story used to extract charitiable donations from us kanos!

  7. Profile gravatar of Barry Smyth
    Barry Smyth

    Refuse to go there the animals that run the place are the ones needed to be placed in a cage just as they do to dogs cats etc here and they keep telling us they are CHRISTIANS what a load of crap —–

  8. Profile gravatar of FHPS

    I went to a wildlife place and there were snakes in pens but no locks on the doors!
    seriously, people were able to open the doors to python cages.

  9. Profile gravatar of snakebitbytheflips

    As an animal lover, it broke my heart to see those pictures. Methinks the wrong animals are locked up.

    So I have an idea. Let Mali and its fellow inmates loose, then lock up all the flips living in that poor-excuse-for-a-country.

    Then, being a responsible pet owner, make sure every one of them is spayed or neutered. I’m talking about the flips, of course 🙂

  10. Profile gravatar of 30-30

    To snakebit…
    You can get more jail time in canada for cruelty to animals then for cruelty to humans. These asian beaners just dont get it. Cant even train a wife,,, how r u going to train 107 million theiving morons????
    IS there a chat sire on hre any more??? On the laptop,, i could chat,,but on this tablet i cant sedm to find chat?????