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One Voice requests the urgent confiscation of 4 lionesses and a lion!

One Voice requests the urgent confiscation of 4 lionesses and a lion!

Mis à jour le 25 September 2018

For several months, we have been following closely these 3 lionesses, improperly detained by an Italian circus, in order to obtain their confiscation. But today there is an emergency, and for the other 2 lions as well! They are left on hot tarmac, without water, without shade, despite the heat. We must act quickly!

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They are called Baby, Bellone and Caroline. They are at least 8 years old. They do not have papers. One of them may have been sold to the circus by a French zoo. There is a lot of uncertainty regarding the information that concerns them. His name is Nelson, he is 2 and a half years old. He is a white lion, of those that are bred for the captivity industry. Mandela is a lioness of the same age, white as well.

Baby, Bellone and Caroline have been exploited by this circus for years. Nelson and Mandela joined them at the end of March this year. They had arrivee from South Africa and the circus hopes to get them to breed, according to what it has told the press...

For several months, we have been following this circus which improperly holds the three lionesses, and which, we feared, it wants to get rid of, given their age, as well as three pythons and a zebra. Today, a line has been crossed. Beyond the problems of the confinement of these wild animals and their training, this circus not only sits outside the law, but what it also inflicts on these poor lionesses and lion is intolerable!

While they should be able to frolic outside of their truck, their "relaxation" space has been placed directly on hot tarmac. No fresh water or even a shady corner most of the day, despite the hot weather!

One Voice has filed a complaint in respect of the abuse endured by these 5 lions and requests their confiscation. We have made sure that there is a place waiting for them in a sanctuary in South Africa, with our partners Born Free.

The association also wrote to the mayor of Réthel where the circus is currently located to ask him to issue a decree to ban animal shows on his territory.

To help us save them from the circus, please sign and broadcast our petition!

Edit: Following complaints from the public, lions are now entitled to ... a thin layer of sawdust ...

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Against all odds for Samba, the last ‘circus’ elephant, whose suffering has broken the State’s indifference We will defend the animals from the Franco-Belge Circus before the courts.

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Denis Joëlle | Tuesday 02 October 2018

Vous aimez votre liberté! Faite de même avec les animaux. Respectez les!

Bastet | Thursday 27 September 2018

Comme toujours je suis de tout coeur avec vous dans tous vos combats

Bridget | Sunday 02 September 2018

Liberté pour ces animaux qui n'ont rien à faire en captivité.

lieben | Saturday 01 September 2018

Nelson Mandela pronait la liberté ! une insulte de les laisser en cage. pauvres bêtes stop aux cirques et leurs prisons . 21ème siècle, il est temps de changer.