Six starving tigers are locked up in a tight cage in filthy conditions in Ukraine

Six starving tigers are trapped in tight cages found by their cruel owner and left in filthy conditions in a private zoo in Ukraine

  • The tigers were rescued by animal rights activists after a tip
  • Owner said to be a ‘well-known’ Ukrainian businessman who moved abroad
  • The animals were left in small makeshift cages in a disused private club

Six tigers left to starve in filthy conditions by their cruel owner after he moved abroad were rescued by animal rights activists in Ukraine.

The tigers were discovered in tight improvised cages in a disused private club in the capital, Kiev.

The activists were tipped off about the starving animals after neighbors had heard them roar on Vodnikov Island.

The owner was reportedly a well-known Ukrainian businessman who abandoned the tigers when he left the country. The activists said they had instituted criminal proceedings against him and that he could receive three years in prison for animal abuse.

The six tigers were discovered in tight improvised cages in a disused private club in the capital, Kiev.

The six tigers were discovered in tight improvised cages in a disused private club in the capital, Kiev.

The famished tigers were kept in small makeshift cages in a disused private club

The famished tigers were kept in small makeshift cages in a disused private club

The famished tigers were kept in small makeshift cages in a disused private club

Animal rights activists saved the animals after a tip from neighbors who heard them roar after their owner apparently abandoned them and moved abroad

Animal rights activists saved the animals after a tip from neighbors who heard them roar after their owner apparently abandoned them and moved abroad

Animal rights activists saved the animals after a tip from neighbors who heard them roar after their owner apparently abandoned them and moved abroad

Animal rights activists started criminal proceedings after finding six tigers to starve in filthy conditions in Ukraine after their owner left the country

Animal rights activists started criminal proceedings after finding six tigers to starve in filthy conditions in Ukraine after their owner left the country

Animal rights activists started criminal proceedings after finding six tigers to starve in filthy conditions in Ukraine after their owner left the country

Local lawyer and activist Evgheniya Prokopenko, who posted a video and photos of the rescue action online, wrote: “We have found six tigers in terrible circumstances.

“We were called that they are kept in a small aviary and that they keep people awake by roaring day and night.

‘The aviaries in which they are housed were made from improvised material. The circumstances were shocking, three tigers lived in an aviary of eight square meters in mud and their own waste, without the possibility of finding a dry place. “

Pictured: the filthy improvised cages where the tigers had to starve in Ukraine

Pictured: the filthy improvised cages where the tigers had to starve in Ukraine

Pictured: the filthy improvised cages where the tigers had to starve in Ukraine

The tigers were starving in small cages in filthy conditions

The tigers were starving in small cages in filthy conditions

The tigers were starving in small cages in filthy conditions

According to the lawyer, the animals were so thirsty that they even drank the liquid from the floor.

She added: “Another adult tiger lived in an aviary of three square meters, while two more resided in another, slightly larger.”

When the police arrived, they found guards who took care of the place, but nobody took care of the tigers.

Mrs Prokopenko added: “We have started criminal proceedings according to the first part of article 299 (Cruelty to animals) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

“The suspect can receive three years in prison. We now solve the problem by bringing the animals to special institutions. “

A journalist from the newspaper “Ukrainskaya Pravda” (Ukrainian truth), Yaroslava Koba, claimed that she had identified the owner as a businessman named Vladimir Bulankov and claimed that he had contacted him.

She said he had promised to be back in the country on January 3 and make the tigers a top priority.

He said his plan was to transfer them to the “Feldman Ekopark” zoo in Kharkov, a city in northeastern Ukraine.

Animal rights activists rescue the tigers after they were left to starve in filthy conditions in Ukraine

Animal rights activists rescue the tigers after they were left to starve in filthy conditions in Ukraine

Animal rights activists rescue the tigers after they were left to starve in filthy conditions in Ukraine

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