AS a local resident, I wanted to inform readers of a huge lion rescue operation that UK based Animal Defenders International (ADI) currently has under way and seek their assistance.
Recently, ADI’s two year undercover investigation of abuse in Bolivian circuses caused a storm of public concern and protest, which resulted in the world’s first ever nationwide ban of any and all circus animals.
In May of 2010, ADI rescued four lions and brought them to freedom in a sanctuary in the US
The Bolivian Government asked ADI to take their remaining circus lions and, in the past few weeks, ADI have seized 25 lions, six monkeys, a coati mundi and a horse from appalling conditions in travelling circuses.
This is likely to be the biggest lion rescue and airlift the world has ever seen I am calling on all local residents to help with the rescue.
The ‘Save The Lions’ appeal (www.savethelionsappeal.com) is urgently calling for donations to help bring lions back to health, airlift them to safety and to prepare the new facilities.
To make a donation call 02076303340.