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Sep 11, 2009

Focus:Animal Welfare
Action Request:Various
Location:United States

Last Chance for Animals (LCA) urges everyone to help rescue and relocate 7 Tigers that have been living in deplorable, substandard conditions, in Cancun, Mexico for FIVE years. They are kept in 12 foot cages, sitting in their own feces, with little or no interaction.  They are not fed or given water regularly (they often drink water covered in algae, bugs, and rotten food). The level of neglect is appalling!  "Pepe," the owner, refuses to allow a veterinarian to examine his tigers; consequently they are in dire need of medical attention!

Click here to see video!
LCA interviews Tippi Hedren at Shambala Preserve in Acton, CA. 
See footage of the Cancun Tigers shot by LCA's undercover operative.

Tiger with broken leg
Bengal Tiger with dislocated leg, sitting in feces and rotten food

"Pepe" used to own and run a restaurant/hotel in Cancun.  Tourists would dine among the caged tigers, and for a fee, get a picture taken with them.  When Hurricane Wilma wiped out Cancun in 2004, the restaurant was never re-opened.  Consequently, the building they are caged in is in dangerous disrepair. They are malnourished, abused, and in dire need of medical attention!

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"Pepe" dragging a tiger after his restaurant was flooded in 2004.

And it's getting worse!  Read this testimonial from a passing tourist who saw the tigers recently and wrote this letter of outrage:

I have seen these animals in March 2009 and one of the tigers kept trying to stand up but it's back legs would give way. While we were looking Pepe came out shouting at us to go away which we did not do. When I asked him to come to the side of the iron bars I was on, he refused because I told him I would put him in the same dying condition of these poor endangered big cats.


The Mexican Government wildlife agency, PROFEPA, recently reviewed and revoked the UMA license held by Gil Jose Juarez ("Pepe") after pressure from GEPDA (Gente por la Defensa Animal), an animal rights group in Mexico that has been trying to relocate these tigers to The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWA in Keenesburg, CO. 

This is where the Cancun tigers should be! 
TWAS tigers showing affection
Affectionate tigers relaxing on TWAS' 320 acres of grassland

The rescue mission was in place 10 days ago--the Mexican government has now reneged on their agreement to release and relocate these tigers to TWAS. They are now talking about sending these already abused animals to a zoo in Mexico City!  PLEASE--help us put the pressure on them to honor the original plan: to release and relocate these tigers to TWAS, where they will get the medical attention they desperately need, as well as a beautiful home where they will be safe and taken care of. TWAS is located on 320 acres of Colorado grasslands, and would be the perfect home for these neglected exotic wild cats.

A CALL TO ACTION!

Help LCA, GEPDA, and TWAS save these exotic cats by putting the pressure on the Mexican Government, as well as the Mexican Embassies and Consulates all across the U.S., by flooding their offices with emails, telephone calls, and letters demanding (politely!) that they release these beautiful animals to The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWA, in Keenesburg, CO. 

The Cancun Tigers could be frolicking here at TWAS!
TWAS Tigers
Happy tigers relaxing on the wide open grasslands at TWAS

Please contact the Mexican authorities, and give a voice to the voiceless. The terrible existence of these beautiful, exotic animals is reprehensible!  The Cancun authorities don't want negative publicity to affect their holiday trade--this desire to avoid negative public perception can be used to pressure them to do the right thing and relocate these tigers immediately to The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWA! 

For complete information on who to contact and helpful talking points, please visit:
www.savethecancuntigers.com

Help LCA, GEPDA, and TWAS rescue these exotic cats!

                           TWAS Logo                    GEPDA Logo



For the animals,

Campaigns Dept
Last Chance for Animals
310-271-6096 x 27
campaigns@LCAnimal.org
Visibility: Everyone
Posted: Friday September 11, 2009, 6:52 am
Tags: cats tigers rescue animal wildlife big abuse exotic welfare cruelty inhumane [add/edit tags]

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