After a few disturbing and hard hitting comments, I feel the need to say this...🦒 @malibusafaris is a beautiful sanctuary for hundreds of animals, mostly cattle, but a few exotic - including #StanleytheGiraffe, whom I’ve had the pleasure of personally meeting and boy WHAT A HUNK. A true grazer, he spends his days at Saddle Rock Ranch doing exactly that, grazing. He’s actually a full blown celebrity, did you know that?
It has come to my attention that people want to accuse Saddle Rock Ranch of “neglect” or “abuse” regarding the actions taken during the #WoolseyFire.
There were dozens of reasons why animals were not evacuated off these grounds. There was a specific evacuation plan in place approved by the USDA.
These are animals of enormous stature.
To tranquilize Stanley (and the all of the other animals) and risk hurting him would risk his life. This could increase the likelihood of breaking a bone, causing tremendous turmoil, or resulting in uneasiness for an animal of his magnitude.
Malibu Wine Safari and Saddlerock Ranch did what they had been taught. Followed the safety protocol by the USDA and evacuated the animals to a barren land without any means of igniting a flame. Doesn’t this sound much like the beach that hundreds of other animals were evacuated to?
This barren enclosure had little to no fuel to power a fire, or facilitate the spread of one. They were safe.
I understand the outrage, I get you’re angry. Fires don’t necessarily stroke our inner zen. But what are you angry about?
There were hundreds upon of hundreds - maybe thousands of wild animals that perished in those fires. Why are you worried about the ones that SURVIVED at the Saddlerock Ranch?
This facility - in a state of emergency - did what was deemed best for its workers and animals, what was approved by the LAFD as the best procedure to ensure the safety of them all.
And it worked.
These animals are ALIVE and SAFE, while sadly, many others are not.
I commend Malibu Wine Safaris for doing everything in their ability to ensure the safety of all of their animals. Kudos to you @malibusafaris !
For more info visit @malibusafaris or @a_giraffe_named_stanley 🧡