Posted by: kinshipcircle | September 30, 2009

RELEASE CANCUN TIGERS FROM MISERY

9/29/09: Release Cancun Tigers From Misery

cancun tigers
PHOTO SOURCE: http://www.lcanimal.org/alert/alert_284.htm
LT: Bengal Tiger with dislocated leg, sitting in feces and rotten food.
RT: Affectionate tigers relaxing on TWAS‘ 320 acres of grassland.

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EMAIL BLOCKS: Sample letter follows. Full contact info at end of alert.
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MEXICAN GOVERNMENT:
c.secretario@semarnat.gob.mx, hernando.guerrero@semarnat.gob.mx,
martin.vargas@semarnat.gob.mx, ppatron@profepa.gob.mx,
acerecedo@profepa.gob.mx

MORE MEXICAN WILDLIFE AGENCY PROFEPA CONTACTS:
rcarmona@profepa.gob.mx, murbina@profepa.gob.mx, emondragon@profepa.gob.mx,
ljaguilar@profepa.gob.mx, dsanchez@correo.profepa.gob.mx,
hcastro@profepa.gob.mx, vvalle@profepa.gob.mx, kluna@profepa.gob.mx,
fzapata@profepa.gob.mx, ggonzalezg@profepa.gob.mx, gmier@profepa.gob.mx,
rtornel@profepa.gob.mx, jgalvan@profepa.gob.mx, jayala@profepa.gob.mx,
mmorales@profepa.gob.mx, isandoval@profepa.gob.mx, hmejia@profepa.gob.mx,
gherrera@profepa.gob.mx, sgalindo@profepa.gob.mx, lperezc@profepa.gob.mx,
asalinash@profepa.gob.mx, jgarcia@profepa.gob.mx, sphilippe@profepa.gob.mx,
csanchez@profepa.gob.mx, lcvelazquez@profepa.gob.mx,
eesanchez@profepa.gob.mx, vzarate@profepa.gob.mx, favila@profepa.gob.mx,
rcalvo@profepa.gob.mx, jcoca@profepa.gob.mx, nbarajas@profepa.gob.mx,
averaza@profepa.gob.mx, aarrocha@profepa.gob.mx, aibarra@profepa.gob.mx

jmartinezc@correo.profepa.gob.mx, mlopezp@profepa.gob.mx,
lchang@profepa.gob.mx, gperez@profepa.gob.mx, jalvarez@profepa.gob.mx,
aperezz@profepa.gob.mx, avazquez@profepa.gob.mx, ccontreras@profepa.gob.mx,
gugonzalez@profepa.gob.mx, aromero@profepa.gob.mx, ojlara@profepa.gob.mx,
jmorales@profepa.gob.mx, jcalvillo@profepa.gob.mx, fnava@profepa.gob.mx,
rzamora@profepa.gob.mx, ljimenez@profepa.gob.mx, scruz@profepa.gob.mx,
talquicira@profepa.gob.mx, cperezz@correo.profepa.gob.mx,
plugo@profepa.gob.mx, jcardenas@profepa.gob.mx, mbarrera@profepa.gob.mx,
lperezp@profepa.gob.mx, vprocell@profepa.gob.mx, cfonseca@profepa.gob.mx,
bmestas@profepa.gob.mx

CONTACT WITH WEBSITE FORMS ONLY:
Embassy of Mexico in the United States
http://portal.sre.gob.mx/usa/index.php?option=contact&Itemid=6

FIND MEXICAN EMBASSIES IN OTHER NATIONS:
http://www.embassyworld.com/embassy/mexico.htm

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Honorable Officials of Mexico:

In 2004, Hurricane Wilma ravaged Cancun, Mexico hotels and shops, including
Pepe’s Restaurant. When restaurant owner Gil Jose Juarez (Pepe) fled, he
left his exotic wild cats trapped in the rubble.

Pepe lacked resources to rebuild and tend to the animals he’d once showcased
for diners. But rather than secure humane sanctuary for them, he let the
animals escape, die or rot in concrete and steel enclosures.

I respectfully ask you to release Pepe’s remaining tigers to The Wild Animal
Sanctuary (TWAS) — a longstanding refuge for captive lions, tigers, bears,
and wolves that rehabilitates wild animals so they may live naturally on 320
acres of Colorado grasslands.

I understand TWAS, in partnership with Mexican animal welfare group Gente
Por La Defensa Animal and California-based Last Chance For Animals, had
initiated a relocation plan after Mexican wildlife agency PROFEPA rescinded
Juarez’s wildlife permits.

But the rescue mission never happened. Instead, PROFEPA wants to truck the
tigers cross-country to temporary holding facilities near Mexico City until
any legal actions are resolved. These already abused tigers do not need a
road trip that could lead to more ill health or trauma. Moreover, they could
languish in cages for months, or even years, during legal dealings.

One female tiger reportedly cannot walk without lugging her limp rear legs.
The animals have subsisted on contaminated water and food scraps inside
12-foot cages layered in their own feces. They’ve been denied veterinary
treatment. Yet despite negotiations that began in 2008, Mexican authorities
still will not okay their transfer to TWAS.

Don’t let animal suffering mar the image of Cancun as a famously beautiful
resort destination. I hope you’ll make the compassionate and reasonable
decision to let these tigers live in natural habitats, with proper nutrition
and veterinary care, at The Wild Animal Sanctuary.

Thank you,

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SPANISH SAMPLE LETTER – Translation by Soni Cat Trimboli

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Distinguidas Autoridades Mexicanas:

En 2004, el huracán Wilma arrasó varios hoteles y tiendas de Cancún, incluyendo el Restaurante de Pepe. Al huir Gil José Juarez (Pepe), propietario del mencionado restaurante, dejó sus éxoticos felinos salvajes atrapados en los escombros. Pepe no contaba con los recursos para poder acomodar y cuidar de los animales que el solía exhibir en las cenas. Pero en lugar de albergar los animales en un santuario adecuado, les dejó que escaparan, murieran o se pudrieran dentro de sus prisiones de hormigón y acero.

Respetuosamente solicito a ustedes transferir los tigres sobrevivients de Pepe al Santuario de Fauna Salvaje TWA (un antiguo refugio para leones, tigres, osos y lobos cautivos, que rehabilita animales salvajes dejándolos vivir en forma natural dentro de en un terreno de aprox. 8 hectáreas, en los pastizales del estado de Colorado

Entiendo que TWAS, en sociedad con el grupo mexicano de bienestar animal, Gente por la Defensa Animal y la organización californiana Last Chance for Animals, ha iniciado un plan de reubicación, luego que la agencia mexica PROFEPA rescindió los permisos de vida silvestre de Juárez.

Pero la misión de rescate jamás tuvo lugar. En vez de eso, PROFEPA pretende transportar los tigres por vía terrestre a instalaciones provisioneales cerca de Ciudad de México mientras se resuelven las respectivas acciones legales. Estos pobres y maltratados tigres lo último que necesitan es un viaje por carretera que podría deteriorar aún más su delicada salud, aparte de todo el estrés adicional. Además, podrían terminar languedeciendo dentro de jaulas durante meses o hasta años, mientras se ejecutan las acciones legales.

Nos informan que existe una tigresa que camina arrastrando sus extremidades posteriores. Los animales han estado subsistiendo de agua contaminada y restos de comida, dentro de jaulas de cuatro metros, sobre capas formadas por sus propias heces. Se les han negado cuidados veterinarios. Sin embargo, a pesar de las negociaciones que comenzaron en 2008, las autoridades mexicanas aún no autorizan su transferencia al centro TWAS.

Señores, no permitan que la bien ganada fama internacional de Cancún sea mancillada. Confío que ustedes tomarán la piadosa y acertada decisión de permitir que estos tigres vivan dentro del Wild Animal Sanctuary, en habitats naturales, provistos de nutrición adecuada y el debido cuidado veterinario.

Muchas gracias,

Your Name, Surname, City, Country

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FULL CONTACT INFORMATION
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MEXICAN GOVERNMENT:
Secretario Juan Rafael Elvira Quezada
Titular de la Secretaria de Medio
Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
Blvd. Adolfo Ruiz Cortinez 4209
Jardines en la Montana C.P. 14210 Tlalpan, D.F. Mexico
fax: (5255) 56-28-06-43; email: c.secretario@semarnat.gob.mx

Dr. Hernando Guerrero Cacerez, Coordinador de Asesores
Secretaria de Medio Ambiente
y Recursos Naturales
Blvd. Adolfo Ruiz Cortinez 4209
Jardines en la Montana C.P. 14210 Tlalpan, D.F. Mexico
fax: (5255) 56-28-06-43; email: hernando.guerrero@semarnat.gob.mx

Martin Vargas Prieto, Director General de Vida Silvestre
fax: (5155) 56-24-36-42; email: martin.vargas@semarnat.gob.mx

Patricio Patron Laviada, Procurador Federal de
Proteccion al Ambiente
Camino al Ajusco No. 200, Piso 8 Ala Sur
Col. Jardines en la Montana. deleg.
Tlalpan, Mexico D.F., C.P. 14210 MEXICO
ph: 26-15-20-95 54-49-63-00; email: ppatron@profepa.gob.mx

Lic. Adriana Rivera Cerecedo, Coordinadora de asesores
Camino al Ajusco No. 200, Piso 8 Ala Sur
Col. Jardines en la Montana. deleg. Tlalpan, Mexico D.F.
C.P. 14210 MEXICO
ph: (5255) 5449 6300 Ext 16118 and 16361
email: acerecedo@profepa.gob.mx

President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon Hinojosa
Presidente Constitucional de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos
Residencia Oficial de los Pinos Casa Miguel Aleman
Col. San Miguel Chapultepec, C.P. 11850, DISTRITO FEDERAL, Mexico
ph: (55) 50935300

MEXICAN EMBASSIES & CONSULATES:
Embassy of Mexico in the United States
Arturo Sharukan, Embajada de Mexico en Estados Unidos de America
1911 Pennsylvania AV, NW / Washington D.C. 20006
ph: 202-728-1600
contact form: http://portal.sre.gob.mx/usa/index.php?option=contact&Itemid=6

MORE MEXICAN CONSULATES IN US & CANADA:
http://www.mexonline.com/consulate.htm

FIND MEXICAN EMBASSIES IN OTHER NATIONS:
http://www.embassyworld.com/embassy/mexico.htm

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION / REFERENCE LINKS
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Save The Cancun Tigers / VIDEO
http://www.lcanimal.org/alert/alert_284.htm
Save The Cancun Tigers / Contacts
http://www.savethecancuntigers.com/index_files/contacts.htm
The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS) in Keenesburg, Colorado
http://wildlife-conservation.com/

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