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Peta protest outside Dubai Zoo

Peta protest outside Dubai Zoo
Members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia gathered outside Dubai Zoo to draw attention to the plight of animals in zoos. (ITP Images)
Peta protest outside Dubai Zoo
The protesters carried banners and wore animal masks during the protest on Thursday. (ITP Images)
Peta protest outside Dubai Zoo
Peta says animals in zoos are subjected to lifetimes of boredom, misery, and loneliness. (ITP Images)
Peta protest outside Dubai Zoo
A protester speaks to a journalist while a police officer looks on. (ITP Images)
Peta protest outside Dubai Zoo
The animal rights group said in a press release that it is necessary for some animals roam many kilometres a day, but the entire Dubai Zoo measures only 0.02 sq km. (ITP Images)
Peta protest outside Dubai Zoo
Animals which are confined can show symptoms of distress such as rocking or pacing in circles, Peta said. (ITP Images)
Peta protest outside Dubai Zoo
A police official speaks to the protesters. (ITP Images)
Peta protest outside Dubai Zoo
The protesters sit in a car after making their stand. (ITP Images)