Don’t Starve Innocent Lion Cubs

Innocent Lion Cub

Target: Mariano Rajoy Brey, Prime Minister of Spain

Goal: Punish abusive circus owners who starved an innocent lion cub.

After stealing a lion cub away from its mother, circus owners starved it for several months, according to reports. Sadly, they are accused of wanting to keep the lion “small and cute” so people would pay to have their pictures taken with it. Demand that these cruel circus owners be severely punished for their alleged mistreatment of an innocent animal.

While at the circus, the lion was only given bread and yogurt. Eventually, the lion was found and rescued. However, it had to have surgery so its esophagus could be enlarged. Before undergoing surgery, veterinarians said that the lion should have already been given solid food months ago. As a result of the circus owners’ inhumane treatment, the lion will never be able to thrive in its natural environment. Zookeepers will also have to continuously cut up his food to make sure he is able to safely swallow it.

Despite checking many reputable news sources, the names of the owners who acted in this deplorable manner have proved difficult to find. Sign this petition to demand that Spain’s government publicly shame the people who starved this innocent animal and that these abusive circus owners are given the harshest sentence possible under law. No animal deserves to be starved so people can put up pictures on their mantles.


Dear Prime Minister Brey,

A lion cub in Spain was stolen from its mother and starved for many months. Circus owners admitted they did this in order to keep the lion “small and cute” so people would pay to have their pictures taken with it.

Since he was only fed bread and yogurt at the circus, the lion’s esophagus quickly shrank. In fact, surgery was needed to widen it. The veterinarians who performed the surgery said the lion should have started getting solid food months beforehand.

As a result of the circus owners’ abusive tactics, the lion will never be able to live in the wild. Instead, he will require constant care and medical attention for the rest of his life. Furthermore, his food will now always have to be cut up to ensure he does not choke.

Several news articles only refer to the people who starved this lion cub as “circus owners.” These people deserve to be publicly humiliated for their heartless, abusive treatment toward this animal. In addition, justice will not be served unless they are given the harshest sentence possible for their grotesque crime. For these reasons, I urge you to publicly shame the owners of this circus and to demand they are given the maximum punishment under law. No animal deserves to be starved for human entertainment purposes.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Tambako The Jaguar via Flickr

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  1. Cecily Colloby says:

    Starve these bastards to keep them “small”……..and, hopefully, dead!! What are these idiots doing being allowed to have ANY animals???

  2. sue fleming says:


  3. Sabine Griep says:

    This is another sad and cruel fact, that no animal deserves to live in circuses. Instead to honor their doings on animals with visiting the shows, they should be shut down and pay very high sums of money for the abuse of those poor animals!

  4. These monsters of human should also be starved to death and close this circus down, No animal diserves such a babaric life

  5. Gillian Dunlop says:

    These people should be punished, and circuses should be banned, period! While we’re at it, everyone should heap as much as pressure as humanly possible on the likes of China, and any other countries that operate DOG SLAUGHTERHOUSES so that people can wear REAL LEATHER! I have seen the video of terrified dogs being whacked over the head with wooden poles, and their throats cut before being hung up on hooks and skinned. The raw pelts are then made into leather products, and sold around the world.

    There is so much cruelty that goes on around the world with different animals that it’s hard to know where to start – fur farms, religious festivals, animal testing in labs, the dog meat trade, horse racing, grey hound racing, shows for pure bred dogs, the cruelty behind foie gras….the list goes on…

    • Yes, *sigh*, it’s all so overwhelmingly cruel and twisted, it’s insane. We are forced to start *everywhere* and all at once, unceasingly! Why ANYBODY still willingly frequents circuses or ANY of these gulags for animals, is beyond me! They must all live in caves, to not have learned by now what lays behind it all! Humans just don’t LIKE to think. Maybe most of them should have their brains removed, seeing as they’re not put to good use.

  6. Cynthia dsouza says:

    Fucking humans

  7. “So many people insist they are against animal abuse, cruelty, suffering and the inhumane treatment of animals, yet they don’t understand they are actively engaging in and supporting egregious suffering, abuse, cruelty and inhumane treatment when they eat animals and their ‘by-products.’ If you are against cruelty, suffering and inhumane treatment, then you go vegan. It’s just that simple.” – Sarah Kiser

  8. Please punish these men. They should not be allowed to keep animals. No animals must ever be starved.

    May Lord Buddha give the poor lion justice

    Brunila Goa India

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