Russian soldiers were reportedly so hungry that they resorted to eating zoo animals at the Yampil Zoo in Ukraine. Volunteer rescue workers reported that the soldiers killed and apparently ate two camels, a kangaroo, a bison, some piglets, birds, and wolves.
The Yampil Zoo is located in the eastern Donetsk region, where the Yampil village was liberated by Ukrainian forces on September 30.
When rescue workers arrived back at the zoo 10 days later, they reported that they found animal skeletons and pieces of flesh and bones scattered across the zoo, the Daily Mail reported.
The animals that were still alive were rescued and are being cared for in the city of Dnipro. The Daily Mail reported that volunteers are collecting materials to contact Ukrainian law enforcement agencies to press charges.
So many innocent lives have been lost, countless volunteers are helping to rescue animals all over the country, and many people are staying behind to help feed hundreds of refugees every day.
The impact of the Russian invasion has been devastating for the environment and the global food supply and has even caused mass animal deaths like these dolphins in the Black Sea.
Activists all around the world are standing for the people of Ukraine and demanding an end to this war.
This article by Hailey Kanowsky was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 6 November 2022.
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