A cafeteria in Istanbul, Turkey, has been indicted of animal cruelty after a video of a immature lion nervously pacing behind and onward in a slight potion box inside a venue went viral online.

The owners of Mevzoo, an animal cafeteria in Istanbul’s Beykoz district has been indicted of animal cruelty and abuse after videos of Khaleesi, a one-year-old lion, pacing by a potion box built in a core of a cafeteria and chasing after a tiny lady were common on amicable media. People were angry that an involved furious animal was cramped to a space reduction than a scale wide, that was hardly adequate for it to spin around, and used as entertainment. And feedback kept removing worse after it was suggested that Mevzoo also uses parrots and other singular birds, caged crocodiles and horses to attract customers.


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The many intolerable thing about Mevzoo is that it’s protected as a ‘Class B’ Zoo and Animal Rehabilitation Center, by a Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs. The owner, Cengiz Şıklaroğlu, recently told Turkish journal Cumhuryiet that he not usually has all a required documentation required by law, though he also ensures all a correct conditions for a animals.

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Şıklaroğlu combined that he usually takes in animals that are formidable to caring for during a city zoos and takes caring of them during his possess expense. He claims to deposit vast sums of income on a food and medical treatments of a animals in his caring and that their vital spaces are several times incomparable than a space endorsed by a World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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As for a snub voiced by people on amicable media, a owners of Mevzoo pronounced that it is a outcome of people vouchsafing their emotions get a improved of them and not meaningful all a facts. Because people don’t know a authorised mandate that have to be met in sequence to get a zoo permit – that he claims is one of a hardest licenses to get in Turkey – they are discerning to scream animal cruelty. though he has finished all by a book.

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However, after a argumentative video of Khaleesi a lion got general media attention, and a Change.org petition was started to giveaway a stately sly from a crude enclosure, a Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs in Turkey non-stop an review and a group was sent to check that a animals during Mevzoo were well-taken caring of. Cumhuryiet reports that investigators allowed Cengiz Şıklaroğlu to keep all a animals, though systematic him to idle Khaleesi’s potion enclosure within 3 months.

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According to Turkish media, Mevzoo cafeteria is home to 35 rabbits, several flamingos, 4 snakes, 4 horses, dual parrots, dual crocodiles and an iguana, as good as Khaleesi a lion.