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Wed Sep 2, 2015, 04:51 AM

33 Circus lions rescued in South America will be airlifted home to South Africa [pictures]

Source: The South African

33 Circus lions rescued in South America will be airlifted home to South Africa (pictures)


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02 Sep, 2015
by Antoinette Muller in COFFEE BREAK

The circus is no place for these majestic creatures. Luckily they have been rescued and will be sent home to retire under the sunny African skies.
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Thirty-three lions rescued by Animal Defenders International (ADI) from ten circuses in Peru and Colombia are going home to their native Africa in the biggest ever airlift of its kind.

The lions, who endured years of confinement in cages on the backs of trucks and a brutal life being forced to perform in circuses, are heading to huge natural enclosures at Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa.





The airlift in October will be the culmination of ADIís work with the Governments of Peru and Colombia to eliminate the use of wild animals in circuses. ADI evidence of the abuse of circus animals in Latin America led to legislation banning animal acts and then ADI stepped in to help enforce the laws.

Almost all of the rescued lions have been mutilated to remove their claws, one has lost an eye, another is almost blind, and many have smashed and broken teeth because of their circus life, but they will retire in the African sunshine.

Read more: http://www.thesouthafrican.com/33-circus-lions-rescued-in-south-america-will-be-airlifted-home-to-south-africa-pictures/

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Reply 33 Circus lions rescued in South America will be airlifted home to South Africa [pictures] (Original post)
Judi Lynn Sep 2015 OP
Joe Chi Minh Sep 2015 #1
madamvlb Sep 2015 #2
brer cat Sep 2015 #3
navarth Sep 2015 #9
Elmer S. E. Dump Sep 2015 #4
navarth Sep 2015 #10
Elmer S. E. Dump Sep 2015 #15
N_E_1 for Tennis Sep 2015 #17
navarth Sep 2015 #19
AtomicKitten Sep 2015 #5
restorefreedom Sep 2015 #6
chernabog Sep 2015 #7
Sunlei Sep 2015 #14
Sunlei Sep 2015 #8
navarth Sep 2015 #11
Sunlei Sep 2015 #13
Name removed Sep 2015 #12
N_E_1 for Tennis Sep 2015 #16
IronLionZion Sep 2015 #18
Quantess Sep 2015 #20

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 07:00 AM

1. Great to read, Judy. Justice and compassion mean a lot to you, man or beast;

excluding Republicans, perhaps, sympathy-wise..... !

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 07:27 AM

2. some good news!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 07:59 AM

3. It is so sad that people tolerate cruelty

and abuse to these magnificent animals just for entertainment. I am glad these circus animals will be allowed to retire in peace and at home.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:28 AM

9. 'tolerate' it??? They fucking perpetuate it

Not mad at you, brer cat. Just ashamed of my species. Again.

Glad to see these poor innocent creatures get some justice.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 08:35 AM

4. There are still good people in this world. We need more!

 

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:28 AM

10. +1000

....even though you're a GB fan

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Response to navarth (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 11:39 AM

15. Hey, us North Divisioners need to stick together!

 

Just happy not to see Suh!!

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Reply #15)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 12:03 PM

17. Yeah, so are we...

Hope he has all the luck he wants in Miami.
Never wanted to be here in the beautiful city of Detroit.

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 05:42 PM

19. +1

By the way...

I remember seeing him interviewed once and he mentioned how important loyalty was to him. Oh the fucking irony.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 09:11 AM

5. Happy tears.

 

In a strange way, their protracted confinement wlll serve to make this journey easier. I hope the nemory of the cruelty they endured soon fades, and I wish them lazy days of sun on their faces for the rest of their lives.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 09:29 AM

6. many countries are doing this, banning animal acts

and where is the us? again putting company profit over the welfare of creatures.

happy for these beautiful lions

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 09:35 AM

7. Awesome news

 

The U.S. needs to do the same and ban all animals in circuses.

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Response to chernabog (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 11:16 AM

14. They didn't ban all animals, I think its just tigers, elephants, zebras, lions & maybe bears?

I wish the USA would ban at least those animals from circus acts and from use in canned hunts.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 09:41 AM

8. A good thing all the small traveling circuses have banned use of big cats and many go to rescues.

Many have been sold to the canned hunt resorts and their associated 'breeding farms'.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 10:30 AM

11. 'canned hunt resorts'

Nothing fills me with loathing like these despicable 'resorts'. The humans that run and patronize them should be fed to the Lions along with that asshole dentist from Minnesota.

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Response to navarth (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 11:09 AM

13. Even worse they want 'online hunting', where a person controls the gun from their computer.

Remote control guns aren't allowed for canned hunts in the USA.

The owners of hunting resorts & their associated breeding farms, keep on trying to change the USA hunting regulations.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 12:01 PM

16. Sorry, but I have a hard time with this...

To set matters.
I abhor what those animals went through.

But what will be the consequence of returning them to an environment they don't know?

Please tell me I'm wrong, tell me I stupid. I can handle it.

But re-read the last paragraph.

What's wrong, what's right? I have no idea. How to handle this? Again, no idea!

Retirement to me is enjoying life, not having to fight for it, unprepared.

Ok read the link. Sorry! Hope they will be alright.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 12:33 PM

18. They should take pablo escobar's hippos while they're at it

there's at least 40 of them that researchers know about

This is great news for the lions. Hope they get to enjoy good lives.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 08:13 AM

20. Some good news for once!

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