Monday 22 July 2019 | 40

A new complaint for Jumbo

We follow Jumbo relentlessly. During the heat wave last June, our investigators found that his jailers had no more consideration for him than usual. Even in the middle of summer, the poor hippopotamus is locked in his trailer for hours. And when you briefly open the door for a moment, you find an empty pool waiting for you!

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27th June 2019. At 5:39 pm, Jumbo puts his first foot outside of the day. A very hot sun has been burning in the atmosphere, and he has been locked up all this time in a tin truck with his “bathtub” as the trainer calls it. At this moment, the interior of the car from which we observe him reaches 44°C… We dare not imagine the temperature of the furnace from which he exists …

Outside, the desert ...

Will he be able to cool off? Alas, no. No shade, no mud, no water on the horizon. Oh yes, a pool cover is sometimes stretched out, as we were able to observe a few days later, on July 8th, but it is not filled with water! It’s just a fake gesture of care… And the poor are forced to continue to endure the heat without any area to take refuge. These scenes, bleak and outdated, represent Jumbo’s daily life. Whatever the weather and the day, the Circassians who hold him deny him his most basic needs and make him endure a living hell !

We (re) file a complaint!

While the violence of the Circassians compromised the seizure of Jumbo last February, we remain determined to release him! We continue to diligently monitor and gather the evidence for the charges, our case continues to grow. Based on our last observations, we have just filed a new complaint against the circus where he is being held. There is an urgent need to help Jumbo! And our concern for him is only increasing as we approach the next preannounced heat wave, which will probably not be the last…

Continue to sign and share the petition for Jumbo

Marie-Sophie Bazin
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relie13 | Sunday 08 September 2019

Allez! J'ose y croire encore. Ouvrez les yeux! Cet hippopotame est malheureux et maltraité, il mérite de sortir de cet enfer et pouvoir bénéficier d'une vie meilleure. Libérez Jumbo.

Corila | Saturday 03 August 2019

Ces gens peuvent-ils torturer un être en toute impunité ? Il est incompréhensible que la saisie soit annulée en réponse à leur violence. Cette fois justice sera faite. C'est une urgence vitale qui doit témoigner de la prédominance de la justice sur la violence, et de ľintérêt de ľhumanité pour le bien être animal.

Corila | Saturday 03 August 2019

Cet animal doit être rendu à la nature sans délai. Mettons un terme à ľenfer intolérable auquel on le soumet. L'humanité gardera la tête haute au prix de telles actions.

Audrey | Tuesday 30 July 2019

Il est honteux que la France n’interdise pas les cirques avec animaux ! Laissez ces pauvres animaux dont on ne respecte strictement aucun besoin élémentaire. C'est de la lâcheté et de la cruauté de la part des politiques !