Campaign or act of cruelty?
The statements given by the caregivers regarding the video indicate that This was done to carry out a campaign and thus be able to draw attention to the damage caused by vices. Certainly there was an attitude of rejection by both Internet users and animal advocates.
Many do not forgive that the animal was used for the alleged campaign, much less that it was exposed to the harmful consequences of cigarettes.
In this regard, the zoo’s directives have not ruled on the matter, only the keepers.
It should be noted that there are studies, such as that of the US Food and Drug Administration, who state that “Scientists are investigating the effects of tobacco smoke on pets, but the amount of information available is small compared to the amount available on the effects of smoking on people ”.