Lion Park owner: Doing business in the Russian Crimea’s become impossible
The biological collection may have to be slaughtered soon.
Oleg Zubkov, a Ukrainian and Russian businessman and founder of Taigan Lion Park, said on his YouTube channel that it was no longer possible to work in the Russian Crimea.
According to him, Crimean officials schedule daily inspections under ridiculous pretexts; they send the audit materials to various courts, hoping that some of the courts do not understand what it is about and make a decision that would get the park closed. He recalled that the new Russian authorities had frozen all of his projects and it is now just about survival.
Since significant fines get imposed on the park, Zubkov decided to shoot or euthanize part of his biological collection. His Vietnamese dwarf pigs have already been fed to the predators, and the fate of 39 bears will be decided in the near future, the entrepreneur said.