Send Lyka the Lioness to a Sanctuary

Target: Arthur Defensor Sr., Governor of Iloilo, Philippines

Goal: Save lioness from zoo where her health appears to be rapidly deteriorating.

In the Maasin Zoo in the Philippines lies a five-year-old lioness whom witnesses say is deteriorating inside of a small cage. This young female lion was born with an eye condition, and because of this, staff has called her a “breeding mistake.”  Although the zoo is government-funded, video footage has shown Lyka and other animals in apparently terrible condition.

The animals at the zoo are reported to be weak and unhealthy and need to be rescued from their current situation. Many visitors to the zoo have commented that Lyka looks neglected and depressed. This is not a place where these animals deserve to live the rest of their lives. Demand that action be taken and this zoo step up or be shut down, and animals such as Lyka be sent to a sanctuary.


Dear Mr. Defensor,

No animal deserves to live its life in a cage for the amusement of humans. Even worse is when these animals are kept in unsafe situations in which they are neglected and kept in poor living conditions. This appears to be what is happening when it comes to the Massin Zoo. Many visitors have commented on the conditions in which these animals are kept, specifically Lyka.

Lyka is a five-year-old lioness who was born with an eye condition, and the staff repeatedly calls her a “breeding mistake.” She is kept in a small rusty cage where she is reportedly deteriorating every day. Lyka is only five, and she deserves to live out the rest of her life in peace, not in captivity. We demand that the Massin Zoo step up and provide a safe, clean place for their animals to thrive or the zoo be shut down and the animals such as Lyka the Lioness sent to a sanctuary.


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  3. lynn woods says:

    leave it to the philippines to allow this cruelty the way they make horses fight and rape and kill dogs and eat them they are a real sick race of people not even human make them give up this poor lioness to a sanctuary make them do it


  5. Barton Dixon says:

    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi

  6. Governor, Please take positive action and place Lyka in a sanctuary now. She’s a voiceless, helpless and innocent animal. She’s being neglected,starved and abused. Eventually she’ll die, and her blood will remain on your hands forever. What comes around goes around, and sooner or later we all meet our judgement day – very bad karma. Please do what’s correct for her immediately!

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