Friday, September 9, 2011

World's Biggest Crocodile Captured 'Lolong' in Agusan - PETA Reaction

Week after the captivation of 'Lolong in Agusan', (considered to be the biggest crocodile captured in the world) and realizing that crocodile has been traumatized after being removed from its original habitat, reactions kept coming in social networking sites most especially from the animal rights group.
Lolong - World's Largest Crocodile (Photo courtesy of National Geographic)

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) through Ashley Fruno said that the officials are just thinking about their "bank balance". In a statement she had with ABS-CBN, Ashley said:

"The physical and mental frustrations of captivity often lead to abnormal, neurotic, and even self-destructive behaviors in animals, called 'zoochosis.' This mental illness is marked in other species by symptoms such as pacing, neck-twisting, head-bobbing, bar-biting, and other repetitive behaviors. When you consider the immense size and power of the crocodile in question, his zoochosis symptoms could prove to be incredibly dangerous for both the staff, visitors and other crocodiles within the enclosure."

Meanwhile, a much bigger crocodile is currently being hunted by villagers of Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.