Save the Big Cats of Cancun
This week, there has been a great flurry of activity related to the fact that there are 15 exotic big cats (lions, tigers, and jaguars) living in deplorable conditions in Cancun. This situation has existed since the 2005 hurricane Wilma. A wonderful home has been found for these animals in the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado. At first, it was believed that PROFEPA could authorize a rescue led by Gente por la Defensa Animal (People for Animal Defense). Unfortunately, it was discovered, at the last moment, that PROFEPA does not have the legal authority to conduct or allow such a mission.
According to Procurador Ignacio Loyola Vera, … "There is no illicit association, no conspiracy, nor any powerful and hidden force that is preventing the transfer of these exotic animals to a better site. The center of the conflict is in the lack of the necessary laws that allow the Procurador to act properly." Since a change in the law seems to be what is needed to save these animals, we ask that all of our readers write to the Office of the President of Mexico, to the Senate of Mexico and to the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C. Time is of the essence, as the condition of these big cats continues to deteriorate. Please send your requests for an immediate change in the law and relief for these animals today!
For the cats,
Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue
an Educational Sanctuary home
to more than 100 big cats
12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625
813.493.4564 fax 885.4457
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