Free Diego the Lion!

Diego is a young lion who was born in captivity and later confiscated by authorities during a criminal investigation. He was moved to Zacango Zoo near Mexico City where he’s been living in conditions that have animal advocates concerned about his health and well-being.

Diego has been suffering in Mexico City's Zacango Zoo for nearly two years. Video footage shows the lion pacing back and forth by himself in a small chain-link cement enclosure. Diego is clearly stressed, bored and lonely, and his life at the Zoo has no enrichment.

A U.S. Sanctuary has offered to receive Diego the lion. At the sanctuary, he will have ample space to express his natural behaviors and other lions to keep him company. Please sign the petition to urge Mexican authorities to transfer Diego as soon as possible to stop his boredom and suffering at the Zoo.

Early 2011, Profepa called The Wild Animal Sanctuary to request the relocation of Diego to the biggest sanctuary in Latin America, the Wild Animal Sanctuary en Colorado.

However, Profepa, itself, is taking a long time to process the permissions.

While Diego´s life is ruined inside a concrete cage and his health condition is worsening. (Source)

Please sign the petition asking the Zacango Zoo and PROFEPA to do what’s best for Diego and authorize his move to a sanctuary.


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