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After acussations of animal cruelty and abuse, wild animal sanctuary is shut down in Mexico City

According to officials, footage from a former employee at the Black Jaguar, White Tiger Sanctuary reportedly showed malnourished tigers and lions. One lion had its tail missing.

The accusations have sparked a public outcry, with locals protesting against the sanctuary as authorities shut it down.

Mexican animal group AZCARM (Asociacion de Zoologicos, Criaderos y Acuarios de Mexico) told Reuters that over 200 animals were sheltered at the sanctuary.

A legal representative for the sanctuary told media that tough times from the pandemic made financing of the sanctuary difficult.

Mexican authorities will now undertake a complete investigation at the sanctuary and determine the health needs of the animals. New homes will reportedly be sought in zoos in the Mexican capital.

Source: Diario La Razón

The Mexico City Post

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