Save Circus Lions From Colombia

$68,411 of $63k goal

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Eduardo Serio
for Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation
 ENCINO, CA



Hi guys;

This is Eduardo Serio, Founder and President of The Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation in Mexico; The largest Sanctuary for Big Felines on Planet Earth. Some months ago, at a conference in a University, 2 students approached me and told me about 6 Lions in Colombia that need to get rescued from their cages at the circus. We worked together to get the paper work and we got it (Some of it has to be renewed) but we faced a problem: We need around 60,000 US Dollars to fly them and build their habitats. Having to take care for around 230 Big Felines, I CAN NOT dispose of this amount just to rescue 6 Lions, not because they're not worthy, but because there are too many financial responsibilities at the Foundation/Sanctuary (I have never received one single cent as salary or any other way of financial retribution, quite the contrary). So we decided to make this campaign so that everybody can contribute. Trust me, there's nothing on this Universe as Magical as saving lives in a collective way. Having said this, I will leave you with the presentation that the two students, Bernardo and Oscar wrote for you. Please make an effort and remember that we are all part of this ship called "Planet Earth". We stay afloat or we sink together. THINK BLUE...

(EXPLICACION EN ESPANOL ABAJO DE INGLES)



Hi, we are Bernardo Solano and Oscar Espitia, and we are studying International Business at Tec de Monterrey at Mexico City.

We are concerned about the species in our planet and how we humans are damaging them.

In order to add our part to stop this situation is why we are trying to make this project possible and we must start somewhere and that's what this project is all about.

One of our greatest passions is animal kingdom and we want to spread it to everyone so we can get their help. And this is our starting point.



What is this project about?

This project is about rescuing 6 lions from Barranquilla- Colombia and bring them to the mexican foundation named Black Jaguar-White Tiger. This happened because the colombian government stated the law 1638 which forbids the use of animals at any circus. But they gave the option to the circus people to give them their animals so they could keep them instead of killing them. We have spoken with Eduardo Serio, the president of the Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation about this situation and they agreed to accept them at their foundation and take well care of them.

As you know the Black Jaguar-White Tiger foundation will treat of them the way they should be treated in the best conditions, habitat and the best food. We have been working with them very close and they agreed to get involved in rescue these lions.

The lions have been living in this cage since a year ago, so imagine how desperate they are to get out of there and run o even walk on grass and in a real habitat.
Since they were babies they were treated as entertainment objects; they weren't the animals they should've been. The people in charge of the circus took off their claws and their fings so they wouldn't hurt them during their trainings.

The next step, is rescuing them so the people start being conscious about the animals and their future presence in our planet. Also making them think that animals are not pets and they weren't born to entretain us with stupid tricks they are forced to do.

What's the money for?

The money we are asking for, it's going to be used to pay for all the requirements that our customs agent quoted us. All the things we are going to pay will make the lions pass through the authorities without any problem.
About the documents, we already have them with us and with all the requirements both mexican and colombian governments.

Even though the mexican foundation agreed to accept the 6 colombian lions, we don't have the 60,000 usd we need to pay for all the transportation expenses. That's why we need your help to save this 6 beautifull lions. Please donate, we need you. We and the lions will be eternally grateful with your donations.



VERSION EN ESPANOL

Hola a todos;

Soy Eduardo Serio, Fundador y Presidente de la Fundación Black Jaguar-White Tiger; el Santuario más grande para Felinos Grandes en todo el planeta.

Hace unos meses, en una conferencia universitaria, dos estudiantes se acercaron a mi y me comentaron sobre seis Leones en Colombia que necesitan ser liberados de su prisión en el circo. Hemos estado trabajando juntos en el papeleo y finalmente lo hemos logrado (Algunos necesitan ser renovados) pero nuestro problema más grande es el dinero: Necesitamos alrededor de 60,000 dolares para poder transportarlos y construir sus habitats.

Como ya saben, cuidamos a mas de 230 Felinos y NO PUEDO darme el lujo de ponerlos en riesgo para poder salvar solo a 6, no porque no valgan la pena, sino porque mantener al Santuario trae muchas responsabilidades financieras (YO NUNCA he recibido un solo centavo de salario o de ninguna retribución economica, sino todo lo contrario). Por eso decidimos hacer esta campaña para que todos nos puedan ayudar.

Creanme, no hay algo más mágico en el Universo que salvar vidas de una manera colectiva. Habiendo dicho esto, los dejo con la explicacion de los dos estudiantes, Bernardo y Oscar, que hicieron para ustedes.

Por favor hagan un esfuerzo y recuerden que todos somos parte de este barco llamado “Planeta Tierra”. Y aqui, todos juntos nos mantenemos a flote o todos juntos nos hundimos. PIENSEN EN AZUL…


Hola, somos Bernardo Solano y Oscar Espitia y somos estudiantes del Tecnológico de Monterrey en la carrera de Negocios Internacionales.

Estamos preocupados por el peligro que corren las especies de nuestro planeta y por el daño que les estamos haciendo

De acuerdo a lo anterior, nuestro granito de arena para poder cambiar esta situación es con este proyecto, es por eso que necesitamos hacerlo realidad.

Una de nuestras más grandes pasiones son los animales y queremos contiagiarlo a las demás personas para que podamos hacer un cambio verdadero.
Todo esto es concecuencia de que el gobierno Colombiano, aprobó la ley 1638, la cual prohibe animales salvajes en los circos, pero dio la opción a los circos, de adaptar sus eventos para que no necesitaran animales. A todo esto, el gobierno propuso quedarse con los animales para evitar que los sacrifiquen. Hemos estado hablando con Eduardo Serio, presidente de la fundación Black Jaguar-White Tiger, quien esta 100% de acuerdo en aceptar a los animales y en darles el cuidado que merecen y no recibieron toda su vida.

Los leones llevan más de un año encerrados en la misma jaula, ¿se imaginan vivir en una jaula pequeña durante un tanto tiempo? Además, desde que nacieron, han sido explotados y forzados a entrenamientos por los circos para que puedan realizar actividades para las que no fueron hechos, aparte de ser explotados les quitaron los colmillos y las garras par aque los cirqueros no corrieran ningún riesgo al entrenarlos para las actividades.

El siguiente paso, es rescatarlos para hacerle ver a la gente que estos animales no son mascotas ni nacieron para entretener a la gente por la simple y sencilla razón de que son seres vivos como nosotros. Ya se dio un gran paso al prohibirlos en los circos, ahora hay que enmendar nuestros errores y debemos darles una vida digna.

El dinero recaudado será utilizado para pagar todos los gastos de transportación cotizados por nuestro agente aduanal y asi poder importarlos sin ningún problema. En cuestión a todos los permisos y documentos necesarios para la importacion, los tenemos en regla y cumpliendo asi todos los requisitos de la ley por lo que pasarán por la aduana sin ningun problema.

A pesar de que la fundación aceptó hacerse cargo de los 6 leones colombianos, no tenemos los mas de 60,000 dolares que necesitamos para pagar para cubrir los gastos de transportación. Es por eso que necesitamos su ayuda para poder rescatar a estos 6 hermosos leones. Por favor donen. Estaremos eternamente agradecidos.


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Haven't seen this page since the goal was reached, this is just incredible to see what a community could do, thanks for putting this together and giving us the power to achieve something as a whole, thank you BJWT

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3 months ago

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$68,411 of $63k goal

Raised by 1,786 people in 3 months
Created December 18, 2016
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Funds raised will benefit:
Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation
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Julie Mcmahon
6 days ago

Thank u guys for what u do

KB
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Jennifer Farley
2 months ago
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Having worked at a Tiger Sanctuary I know how much time and resources it takes to care for these guys....good luck to you!

GT
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2 months ago
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Thank you Papa Bear for all you and your team do! This is from my company I started. I will continue to support you from all the sales!:)

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P Thetis Campbell
2 months ago

Thanks for doing such amazing work.

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Nora Castro
2 months ago

Wishing you all the best

CL
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Clara Liedle
3 months ago
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God bless you Papa Bear ♡♡ So glad the amount was reached :)

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3 months ago
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3 months ago
Val SistahsofInspiration Reavis
3 months ago
1
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You will support a lion but you won't support a stroke victim who has no resources? What's the world coming to!!

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Juanita Kolodychuk
3 months ago
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Over half way there let's make this happen. Proud Supporter

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Jimena Chiquito
3 months ago
1
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Please help them : https://www.change.org/p/trasladen-de-venezuela-a-los-animales-que-mueren-de-hambre-en-los-zool%C3%B3gicos?recruiter=325266466&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_facebook_responsive&utm_term=mob-xs-action_alert_sign-no_msg

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DiamondzGirlz Love
5 hours ago

Donors i ask that you will please donate to my page @DiamondzGirlzLove your support means everything to me. Thanks

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Alondra Mesa
1 month ago

por favor ayúdanos a promocionar esta página para que nos donen fondos para enterar mi tía que murió de cancer hoy Please go to my page and donate we need help burying my aunt

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Samuel Garza
2 months ago

Haven't seen this page since the goal was reached, this is just incredible to see what a community could do, thanks for putting this together and giving us the power to achieve something as a whole, thank you BJWT

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Adriana Valera
3 months ago

Please help them : https://www.change.org/p/trasladen-de-venezuela-a-los-animales-que-mueren-de-hambre-en-los-zool%C3%B3gicos?recruiter=325266466&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_facebook_responsive&utm_term=mob-xs-action_alert_sign-no_msg

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