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Help Free Diego the Lion

Help 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’s advocates, who believe he is suffering in his current enclosure, have been fighting to have him moved to the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado, but officials at Mexico’s Federal Agency for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) who had legal custody of Diego inexplicably dragged their feet on the issue and then donated him to the zoo.

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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5:14PM PDT on Jul 7, 2012

Petition signed!

5:59PM PDT on Jul 6, 2012

I'm horrified! Please help Diego!

9:12PM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

Signed & Shared on FB !!!

12:00PM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

I used to think zoos and circuses were great. Now, I think they're nothing but torture chambers for animals. I'm hoping that Diego can find a good place to live the rest of his life.

9:49AM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

I cannot believe Diego is still in that horrible environment! :(

4:49AM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

How can such a big animal live well in a such big cage? Why don't they try to stay all day long in such conditions?

4:17AM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

Diego we are all rooting for you and hope you will be moved to your new home SOON!

4:12AM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

Signed. Poor lion.

2:34AM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

That tiny cage should be illegal. It is obvious the animal is distressed and anyone with half a brain should realize that imprisoning an animal is wrong.

7:02AM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

signed, thanks for sharing :)

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