A Tale Of 2 Lion Cubs In Spain – Saying Good Bye
A Tale Of 2 Lion Cubs In Spain – Saying Good Bye – CJ and Luis Munoz are heading home to Spain after the adventure of a lifetime. George and Yame – the two lion cubs rescued from a cub petting operation in Spain are staying behind at Kevin Richardson’s sanctuary in Africa. It must be a bittersweet parting – but what a life the cubs will have. It is miraculous what can be accomplished when determined people take action.
CJ & Luis Munoz
Sadly, we leave tomorrow for Madrid. What are we leaving behind? We leave our two lovely, very special, (not so little anymore), lions – Yame and George – some very good friends, and wonderful memories of our time in South Africa.
What do we take with us? We take my red and black checkered Yame and George shirt, (worn almost every day), shredded and torn from many moments of fun and play, their blue brush – used daily, as they loved the feel of it on their skin, (rather like momma lion giving them an all over nice lick), a favorite toy, my chewed up boots, and countless pictures of our times together. We will visit our friends at Fauna y Accion where the cubs lived for over three months. It will be very hard to see the cubs’ little apartment, where they played, and most likely, find the other toys and odds and ends they left behind that Tete has gathered up to remember them by as well.
George and Yame have become a part of who we are. We will carry them with us in our hearts and our prayers wherever we go. We will always remember also how much they have loved us and trusted us and all that they have taught us about kindness, forgiveness, and compassion. We will look forward to seeing them again soon and in the meantime, we will follow their progress through pictures and updates from Kevin’s sanctuary which we will share with you all as well.
We hope that you will remember them and remember also what their rescue has meant to the important work we are trying to do at CACH. Yame and George are your ambassadors – ambassadors that you have chosen to support in our common mission to save our lions. You have helped make their story such a success. All of you who have given that support, regardless
in what way – however great or small – have sent them on this journey. They belong to the world now. They stand as a reminder to all of us that cruelty and suffering should have no place in our hearts or in our actions. It must end.
Chris Mercer and Bev Pervan have worked endlessly to give us this opportunity to help end cub petting and canned hunting. It was the two of them that brought this whole story together. While we were off in search of Yame and George, they were putting a plan together as to how these two cubs could globally make a difference – change the hearts of people everywhere before it is too late. Now we need to do everything that we can to assure that their hard work will inspire others to step forward and meet the challenge of fighting for the innocent victims who cannot fight for themselves.
We hope you enjoy these latest pictures of Yame and George. While we will miss them, we find great joy in seeing them so happy just being normal lions and we know that after so much suffering, they have found a future which offers them at long last the peaceful life they deserve.
CJ & Luis