There are some cruel people out there that imprison wild animals for their shameful financial and entertaining purposes, writes aubtu
Some can try until kind people come to help them but some cannot. It’s really sad to see this.
The cruel trainers crushed the toes of the poor animal to stop her from mauling them. She was beaten, kept in tiny cages, fed on scraps, and forced to perform three times a day. She had experienced six years in gruelling conditions.
The vets were afraid that they could not save her. They immediately organized a groundbreaking operation to save her leg.
Thankfully, Sasha was a strong lion. She fought to recover well.
Along with Sasha, other 4 lions and 12 tigers were also rescued from circuses in Guatemala.
A UK wildlife charity helped to transport these rescued animals to the 450-acre ADI sanctuary near Johannesburg. It was such a challenging mission because they had to deal with gangsters, crooked officials and red tape along the way.
Thankfully, Sasha has taken her first steps at the sanctuary. She finally can live a normal life of a wild animal.
“Sasha is pain-free at last after such a desperate start to her life. We thought she was doomed as she’d have struggled if we couldn’t save the leg.” Tim Phillips, vice-president of the charity said.
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