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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187 comments

Sarah M.
Sarah M4 years ago

Petition signed!

Madeline L.
Madeline L4 years ago

I'm horrified! Please help Diego!

Lisa Zarafonetis
Lisa Zarafonetis4 years ago

Signed & Shared on FB !!!

Darla G.
Darla G4 years ago

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.

Waheeda Smith
Waheeda S4 years ago

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

Claudia Cavallo
Claudia Cavallo4 years ago

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?

Colleen Wright
Colleen W4 years ago

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

Sheri D.
Sheri D4 years ago

Signed. Poor lion.

Susan Griffiths
Susan Griffiths4 years ago

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.

Carrie Anne Brown

signed, thanks for sharing :)