The dogs and cats are kept in cells and large cages which I would not really agree with. In NANAS they also keep the cats in cages :( But I guess there is really no choice when you have free-roaming dogs (NANAS) or many species of animals in the sanctuary. The guide in Animal Paradise told us they bring the dogs out for walks, so that's a bit better, though I still wish they can keep them in large enclosures if there is available space.
The guide told us the background of many of the animals. The monkeys were saved from gunshot wounds from orchard farmers. There were some blind cats saved from fish mongers who dig out their eyes when they steal fish. Three police dogs were saved from being put to death after they can't work anymore - the one specializing in sniffing drugs came with mucus running from it's nose because its got no drugs to sniff anymore. A few snakes were saved from snake farms. There was a orphaned wild boar whose mum died. Wild horses who escaped from their owners. A tortise after being hit by a car.
Here are some pictures...
From top left: mother goat and baby goat, ostriches, parrot eating rambutan, porcupine eating, tortoise walking, cows enjoying a snack.
The parrot is a particular animal I like to highlight. When we arrive, it greeted us "hello" and it can call our guide. I don't know is it because animal paradise plays the Buddha's name recitation player at all the enclosures, but the parrot also know how to say the Buddha's name. In the picture it is eating a rambutan. It will even stick it's head out of the cage so we can stroke it's head. Birds are indeed smart!
This one day trip allows personal experience of the animals' different personalities. They are not just all the same inanimate creature and to be bred for flesh, just like we are all different and not meant for another stronger species.
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