Letter: Help protect lions by signing up for film

To the editor:

One of the most beautiful and endangered animals on our planet is the majestic lion. Keeping this creature with us as long as we can, is a priority to those of us who love the wild creatures we have on earth, and want to treat them with love and respect.

Recently, viewers of "60 Minutes" witnessed the rescue of 33 of these wonderful animals. They were rescued and airlifted from a cruel circus life in Peru to a cat sanctuary in South Africa. Their reaction as they felt grass under their feet, and moved freely for the first time in their entire lives was: Uplifting!

Animal Defenders International (ADI) is the incredible organization that accomplished this. Jan Creamer and Tim Phillips, its creators, have managed to have bans against using wild animals in circuses implemented in 20 countries worldwide, and 15 states in this country! Even now, they are introducing a bill that would ban the use of exotic animals in circuses in Massachusetts.( S490 is sponsored by Senator Tarr ). Attitudes are changing. This bill may pass.

"Lion Ark," the film that tells the story of some of ADI's unbelievable work, is being given a one-time screening on Wednesday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Regal Berkshire Mall. Tickets are only available through Tugg.com. and cost $12. Seventy eight tickets must be sold by March 28 for the event to take place! Unfortunately:that's the rule! Some of the profit will be given to ADI to help them in their marvelous work.

Please come. Go to the Tugg Event Page www.tugg.com/events/lion-ark-9qf

Edna Dugas,



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