Simba Is Headed to Sanctuary in Africa
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FROM LadyFreethinker.org
August 2020

Lion cub Simba' back legs were deliberately broken to keep him still during tourist selfies.

SIGN THE PETITION NOW to urge authorities to find and charge the perpetrator(s) who brutally snapped Simba's legs.

Simba Lion Cub

Suffering “an ocean of pain from humans,” an emaciated lion cub named Simba had his back legs brutally broken to prevent him from escaping his handlers, making it easier for tourists in Russia to take photographs with him.

Snatched by criminals at only a few weeks ago, the defenseless cub suffered serious spinal injuries after being viciously beaten and tortured. His muscles wasted away from starvation and intestinal obstructions and painful pressure sores tormented him every day. After losing his “entertainment value,” Simba was tethered inside a freezing, filthy barn and left to starve.

When rescuers discovered the helpless creature, he was hardly able to move. His back legs were caked in dirt, disfigured and bent at distorted angles.

Innocent lions should never be used and abused as tourist attractions. Simba deserves justice.

More than 40,000 of you signed Lady Freethinker's petition for justice for Simba, a lion cub who had his back legs deliberately broken to keep him still during tourist selfies.

And now, we have a heartwarming update: Simba is headed to an animal sanctuary in Africa, where he can live out the rest of his life in peace!

Innovative surgery helped the innocent lion cub learn to walk again, but he will forever remain scarred by his abusers, who have yet to be identified.

Simba suffered unimaginable pain at the hands of his abusers, who put profit over his life. He endured beatings so bad his spine was severely injured, and after he got sick from lack of care, his captors dumped him in an old, dirty barn to die.

Rescuers found him literally wasting away, riddled with pressure sores and intestinal obstructions. It's a miracle he's alive today.

They must not get away with abusing a baby lion. If you haven't yet, Sign the petition now to urge authorities to find and charge the perpetrator(s) who brutally snapped Simba's legs.

Simba Lion Cub


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