33 Abused Circus Lions Going Back to Africa on 747!
An extraordinary “Lion-Air” rescue mission by a team from the UK is to fly 33 abused circus big cats - back to Africa.
The big cats were saved by Animal Defenders International from 10 circuses in Peru and Colombia.
The airlift – which will fly the 33 lions on a specially chartered Boeing 747 - is the biggest in history.
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.
The lions, which endured years confined in cages in trucks and a brutal life in circuses, are heading to huge natural enclosures at Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa.
ADI is chartering a Boeing 747 to transport all 33 lions with a veterinary team.
President Jan Creamer, who is leading the rescue mission, said: “We are delighted that these lions who have suffered so much will be going home to Africa where they belong.
“The climate and environment are perfect for them.”
NO WORDS ARE ENOUGH TO THANK YOU ANIMAL DEFENDERS INTERNATIONAL AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO WORKED TOGETHER TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE.
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