After a lifetime of pain and suffering, we have the chance to take 33 ex-circus lions back to their native Africa. They can live as close to freedom as we can get, in natural bush enclosures at the wonderful Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa – spending their days under the Africa sun, as intended. This is a chance to make things right, for these lions at least.
The brilliant team at Greater Good The Animal Rescue Site – are making sure these lions get their ticket home. Everyone can help:
Huge thanks to Christian at The Dodo for his feature on the Spirit of Freedom circus animal rescue and our massive airlift to get the 33 ex-circus lions from Peru and Colombia, back to their native Africa!
The seizures, rescues, animal care at the temporary rescue facilities and finding homes for over 100 animals has been tough, but the outcome has been so rewarding. Who would have ever imagined seeing Cholita the spectacled bear back in the forest – and now with bears next door! And lonely spider monkey Pepe, who found happiness with Valerie; they were then joined by Samantha, Annie, Mateo and Cindy – all swinging through the trees in their own piece of rainforest. James the Military macaw has flown free, and others have moved on. Some are now in wild release projects, learning to live free.
Now it is the turn of the lions – Rey and Kiara and their family, Leo and his family, David and Rapunzel, Ricardo, Joseph, and all the others. Time for Africa.
Thanks Christian, and The Dodo, for helping!
See the article here:
Great article on One Green Planet about the background of the circus campaigns, the investigations, the prosecutions and the laws protecting animals – 31 countries now ban animal circuses:
The new home in Africa for 33 Spirit of Freedom lions: