Arturo is the last captive polar bear in Argentina and his life and health are slowly fading due to extreme heat and poor conditions in which he is enslaved in. For some time animal activists/advocates and many animal angels around the world have been determined and dedicated in campaigning to get Mendoza Zoo to free Arturo so that he can be brought into a more suitable and adequate environment - where temperatures are appropriate - to free him into a sanctuary in hopes of saving his life and get him the appropriate medical care that he needs.
Unfortunately the pleas/cries of countless people are going unheard and ignored by Mendoza Zoo officials -- and it is time that we raise our paws united so that they have no choice but to hear and acknowledge our demand for Arturo's Freedom.
- President of Argentina
President of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
FREE ARTURO: The Polar Bear In Despair
We as a united world are coming to you to do the humane thing and set Arturo the polar bear at the Mendoza Zoo free – to stop keeping him enslaved in a concrete cell where the extreme heat of your country and the poor and inappropriate living conditions in which he resides, which are taking a toll upon his well-being and his health.
We are requesting that you provide the medical records needed so that a transfer permit can be issued to get ARTURO to an animal sanctuary – where he will be able to receive the medical attention that he is in dire need of and have his basic needs met for a happier and fulfilling life.
Countless people have cried and pleaded with you for quite some time to do the honorable thing, but you and the officials at the Mendoza Zoo seem to be turning a blind eye to what is happening to the innocent soul, ignoring the signs and putting your own pride before the welfare and well being of this animal – and it is a shame that such a beautiful country would do such a disgraceful thing to a magnificent being.
We, humanity, will no longer stand for our voices to go ignored and unheard – We will continue to RAISE OUR PAWS and voices until you finally do the act of compassion and set free this life that is slowly dying in your hands, a life that can be saved if only you would open your hearts and give him a chance for a better life then what he has now.
Do not let an innocent life perish due to your own personnel feelings or intentions – you must think about the best interest of this animal, as we are by requesting that you set him free – together we can show the greatness of our nation, and it is up to you to take the next step in raising your paw to show that life is important and should not be enslaved.
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