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Rio 2016: Jaguar in Amazon Torch Relay Shot Dead

Animals  (tags: Jaguar, female, shot dead, Amazon torch relay, Manaus, Brazil )

- 822 days ago -
A jaguar has been shot dead after it was used in the Olympics torch relay in Manous, the army said, after escaping it's handlers and attacking a soldier. Organizers for the Rio Games said it was a mistake to exhibit an Olympic torch next to a wild animal


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Animae C (506)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 7:57 am
Justice for Juma the Jaguar

Thanx Rosie

Janis K (126)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 7:57 am
Thanks for sharing

Rob P (0)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 8:04 am far at least, Rio is a 'mess'.

Sue H (7)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 8:27 am

Dawnie W (250)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 9:10 am
❤️What! How did this place get awarded the Olympics? Athletes getting robbed and guns stuck in their faces, now a beautiful animal shot dead, for what reason? Just horrible.❤️
❤️Thanking you kindly for sharing this information❤️
💕💛ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💕♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥💕Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ❤️ღ💛💕

Veronique L (209)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 9:14 am
It makes me so angry I could get rude. Animals are NOT goods man can dispose of!

Veronique L (209)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 9:14 am
Noted with anger and sadness

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 9:28 am
The whole thing is so stupid+could've/shoul've been avoided had that gorgeous cat not been there in the 1st place. Dumb dumb people+now a rare cat is dead. Just finished signing a couple petitions on this. RIP sweetie...thx Rosie

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 9:54 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you Rosie & AniMae

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 10:37 am
S&N, Thanks Rosie & AniMae

Wednesday June 22, 2016, 12:09 pm

Rosie A (340)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 3:11 pm
Take a beautiful animal from the wild. A female from a critically endangered species. Sit it next to a flaming torch when you know that that is what you would use in the wild to keep animals away/at bay. Surround it with crowds of people knowing that this is one of the most elusive animals on earth. Surround it with noise knowing it has ears trained to listen for sounds almost inaudible to us. Shoot it dead when the creature is so hysterical that four tranquilizer darts don't touch it. Shoot it dead. Done. In less than a second. Take a good long look in the mirror. What you won't do for the power of money and celebrity.

Gustavo Castro Leal (101)
Wednesday June 22, 2016, 4:18 pm
This is another picture of negligence, lack of preparation, the shame that more enlightened Brazilians feel to know the price you pay to host the Games in Rio de Janeiro. And now the price was not exorbitant hard cash, now was the life of an endangered animal, exposed as an ordinary toy in a pathetic "ceremony" , picture of what has been until now what is being done, a poor ounce who was already living in captivity, well maintained (?) according to the spokesman responsible for the military outpost in which the murder took place, which has not prevented his tragic end. A sad end to a beautiful animal.

Tanya W (65)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 7:20 am
Thanks Rosie, petition signed already. I am disgusted and saddened 🐆

Leslene Dunn (84)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 7:30 am
Noted and already signed - shocking, beyond shocking and senseless is all I can say. This poor animal was probably so traumatised and these rubbish pos didn't hesitate to just murder her. Bastard scum deserve a bullet between the eyes themselves.

. (0)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 7:45 am
TYFS. All petitions signed. Care2, Change, Forcechange and Animalpetition. The epithet of human stupidity

Lisa M (14)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 10:05 am
This is beyond a total outrage! Most humans don't deserve the privilege of life! They are repugnant, useless, destructive, invasive parasites and they deserve a far worse fate than that which they have inflicted upon the most innocent of all creation--CONSTANTLY! Humans are not a supreme species; just a bunch of self-serving, useless, ignorant bullies!

Dianne D (490)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 1:08 pm
This Jaguar, that knows joy and pain, and wanted to live, was killed because of man's folly. What a low point for mankind. I will be boycotting the Olympic's because of this. I will not watch any games.

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 1:31 pm
noted, shared on fb, twitter, g+, thx.

Lisa Neste (207)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 1:55 pm
Yet another tragic senseless death of an endangered animal because of stupid selfish humans. I, for one am sick of it!!!!!! I have signed the petitions & shared them on FB. I only wish I didn't have to & that this beautiful cat did not have to die like this.

Malgorzata Z (203)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 2:06 pm

Birgit W (160)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 2:26 pm
Heartbreaking! May he rest in peace.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 2:44 pm
Signed the petition, thanks AniMae and Rosie for posting.

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 3:18 pm
Noted. Thanks, Rosie.
"You took action on June 22, 2016."

Kate Kenner (215)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 3:49 pm
And yet another animal dies because of human stupidity! Juma did not belong there at all but they thought how nice wit tube be to have him be present as their mascot. the only problem was that they thought only about what they wanted and not about what was best for Juma which really is to be somewhere living freely. Idiots. now he is dead and they will get off with noting. I sure hope they don't get another jaguar.

Melania P (123)
Thursday June 23, 2016, 5:10 pm
Morons!!! Beyond words! Petition signed and shared everywhere

Colleen L (3)
Friday June 24, 2016, 12:11 am
Thanks Rosie

Inge B (202)
Friday June 24, 2016, 12:15 am


Sylvie A (194)
Friday June 24, 2016, 3:42 am
Noted & shared. Thank you
I signed and shared some pétitions about it yesterday.

Cristina M (137)
Friday June 24, 2016, 9:44 pm
Idiots! First they exploit and mistreat this beautiful jaguar and then they shoot her! Another reason to boycott the Olympic Games. Thank you Rosie

Ruth C (87)
Saturday June 25, 2016, 5:49 am

Mary Jane R (35)
Saturday June 25, 2016, 12:45 pm
This is Brazil, ladies and gentlemen!!!! Corruption is not enough! Constant violence towards its citizens is not enough! Total disregard as to the environment is not enough! Total lack of education is not enough! A president that is on the verge of impeachment is not enough! This assassination is simply the reflection of what this shameful country is!
And now, let's "enjoy" the Olympic Games here! Exactly what the whole population "needs"! Waste of money in a place where everything else is lacking: education health, and security, especially citizenship and respect for those who mostly need it!
Luckily foreigners care about Juma, because around here the majority couldn't care less! It's a shame!!! I feel terribly ashamed of living in a place that is practically hell on Earth!


Marie Ange Berchem (53)
Saturday July 16, 2016, 2:53 pm
Prev. signed!

joan silaco (578)
Sunday July 24, 2016, 10:51 pm
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