Save Lion From Unnecessary Slaughter

Lion Maggy Meyer

Target: Jacob Zuma, President of South African National Parks

Goal: Save Sylvester the lion from unnecessary slaughter.

A three-year-old lion named Sylvester escaped South Africa’s Karoo National Park and now may be killed for it. After a period of heavy rain, Sylvester was able to crawl under the electric fence and wander 12 miles from the park. This is the second time Sylvester has escaped. The South African National Parks (SANParks) authority stated that when Sylvester is caught, he will be killed.

When SANParks made this announcement, people were outraged. Thanks to public outcry, SANParks  has retracted its previous statement and said that killing Sylvester is just an option.

Killing Sylvester should not be an option at all. Sign this petition and demand Sylvester’s life is spared.


Dear Mr. Zuma,

Recently, Sylvester the lion escaped from Karoo National Park. In response to his escape, SANParks announced that when Sylvester is caught he will be put down. This is no way to handle a situation where a wild animal is acting as it should.

Thankfully, SANParks has revoked the previous statement and now states that putting Sylvester down is just one of the options. Please consider other options like building a better barrier or relocating him to another conservation area.


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Photo credit: Maggy Meyer

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  1. Lawren Rudley Lawren Rudley says:

    Do not murder this innocent lion

  2. So it is okay for us to go and kill them but not okay for them to be a lion.

  3. Tatyana Onishenko says:

    Do not murder this innocent lion!

  4. Laura Caster says:

    Please stop this animal cruelty. This Lion is one of God’s precious beautiful animals.It is disgraceful to kill an innocent Lion who has done nothing wrong.

  5. David Lavery says:

    What a stupid reason for killing an animal.

  6. I think our government has opened a college that you can get a Phd. in stupid. If the enclosure is kept up with….how could the lion get out? If this is his second escape,then I would say the human should be shot not the lion. If you had the choice of living in a small area or the wide open….what would you do ?


  8. Nicole Cosyns says:

    This is the solution to everything these days is it killing animals if his enclosere was secured enough hè wouldnt be able to escape in the first place. So because humans make mistakes the animals have to pay the price with their lives. Stupid people!Make’s me sick.

  9. Mary Mason says:

    IF you are going to keep a wild animal… you need to do it right. Whether you are a Zoo or private place……………. you don’t take animals in if you can’t take proper care of them !
    These animals only know a small area…. not a whole part of a country. I’m sure they get bored, lonely etc
    Don’t kill this LION that is just being a LION . If you cannot provide a safe and satisfying place…. FIND HIM A HOME… a sanctuary where he can run and feel free and happy in the area he’s in. They’ll make sure he won’t escape. if , he is happy…. he won’t want to ESCAPE ! Don’t ya get it ???????

  10. Marsha Squibb says:

    Leave him alone for C sakes.He’s a lion living like a lion should.Live and let live!!!

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