War is a terrible tragedy. But it also clearly shows who is who. Who comes to the rescue in a difficult situation and really saves and helps, and who uses grief for PR, scams and dubious profit. Feldman Ecopark has gotten under incessant shelling from the first day and experienced enormous difficulties. And due to the help of many caring people and organizations in Ukraine and around the world, we overcome these difficulties. We really appreciate it, this help not only allows us to get out of situations that seemed to be desperate, but also gives us faith in the future.
But, unfortunately, there are those who decided to use our grief to promote themselves. They post photos of dead and injured animals with some sadistic pleasure. For them, it’s just a picture that they use for their self PR. They spread half-truths and bald-faced lies, call for the rescue of those who are already safe, blame without understanding the situation (and often without even trying to understand it) and try to come between people. In particular, this position is taken by the rather well-known “animal protection” organization UAnimals, which widely uses such a dubious “hype” to raise money throughout the country.
But still there are incomparably more good people, and this is very pleasing. Without the help of thousands of people, the evacuation of our animals would not have been possible. This is 5 thousand species, and they all had to be taken out under shelling and placed somewhere, fed, cured of stress. Kharkiv, Kyiv, Odessa zoos, Arden park (Khmelnytsky region), Ecopark Kovalivka (Poltava region) and many others have helped us and are helping us. We’d rather talk about them than about those who spread slander and distort the facts. We ask everyone not to believe when you are shown photos of “abandoned” animals, which supposedly are still in the Ecopark. In fact, almost all of them have already been removed, and a few of those still remaining are under constant supervision, as far as possible due to shelling. They have not been forgotten. Please don’t let scammers drag you into their dirty games under the guise of “protecting” animals.