A couple of circus lions take the first steps in their new home

Today we wanted to share with you a tragic story that fortunately had a happy ending. You know that as fervent defenders of the rights of all animals, we are completely against the use of animals in circus shows, zoos and any space where they are deprived of their full freedom..

Half the world is aware of Jora and Black, two lions who lived in mistreatment and confinement for 7 years in a circus in Bulgaria. Fortunately, the law that came into force in January of this year put an end to this type of practice. Now, these two brothers are preparing to take the trip of their lives:

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  • Two brother lions, who were snatched from their mother's arms when they were just cubs and taken to a circus in Bulgaria, have finally returned to their African homeland
  • When Bulgaria banned the use of wild animals in circuses last January, the lives of these lions, Jora and Black, began to change dramatically.
  • These poor animals have changed their cold and narrow cages where they were forced to perform for large crowds, with the help of the Born Free Foundation and Four Paws, who have given them access to the life they have always deserved.
  • The last circus lions in the country, now 7 years old, took a long journey to get where they really belong
  • On Saturday, the lions were flown from Bulgaria to London, the first leg of their epic journey home.
  • After landing, Virginia McKenna, co-founder of Born Free, declared: “It is fantastic to see that the animals have traveled so well. They still have a long way to go, but I am very happy that thanks to the support of the people, we have been able to offer them a wonderful home in the Shamwari Game Reserve. They deserve no less. "
  • The lions arrived in South Africa on Sunday. Dozens of people saw how these two brothers, who for the last 7 years had only known cruelty and exploitation, finally took their first steps in a land that they can consider as their own.
  • "Every time we rescue an animal that has been exploited and abused in captivity for years, it is a real cause for celebration " says Adam M. Roberts, CEO of Born Free, at a press conference
  • “The story of Jora and Black and the opportunity to live in peace in South Africa is a very encouraging event; a testament to the hard work of dedication by so many people, and a truly inspiring achievement that encourages and drives us to continue saving animals in need wherever they may be. "
  • Now, for the first time since they were puppies, Jora and Black are finally enjoying the meaning of the word freedom.

Two sibling lions, who were snatched from their mother's arms when they were just cubs and taken to a circus in Bulgaria, have finally returned to their African homeland

When Bulgaria banned the use of wild animals in circuses last January, the lives of these lions, Jora and Black, began to change dramatically.

These poor animals have changed their cold and narrow cages where they were forced to perform for large crowds, with the help of the Born Free Foundation and Four Paws, who have given them access to the life they have always deserved.

The last circus lions in the country, now 7 years old, took a long journey to get where they really belong

On Saturday, the lions were flown from Bulgaria to London, the first leg of their epic journey home.

After landing, Virginia McKenna, co-founder of Born Free, declared: “It is fantastic to see that the animals have traveled so well. They still have a long way to go, but I am very happy that thanks to the support of the people, we have been able to offer them a wonderful home in the Shamwari Game Reserve. They deserve no less. "

The lions arrived in South Africa on Sunday. Dozens of people saw how these two brothers, who for the last 7 years had only known cruelty and exploitation, finally took their first steps in a land that they can consider as their own.

"Every time we rescue an animal that has been exploited and abused in captivity for years, it is a real cause for celebration " says Adam M. Roberts, CEO of Born Free, at a press conference

“The story of Jora and Black and the opportunity to live in peace in South Africa is a very encouraging event; a testament to the hard work of dedication by so many people, and a truly inspiring achievement that encourages and drives us to continue saving animals in need wherever they may be. "

Now, for the first time since they were puppies, Jora and Black are finally enjoying the meaning of the word freedom.

Source: thedodo

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