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A 140kg lion suffering from paralysis in all four of its legs is receiving treatment thanks to tens of thousands of dollars worth of donations from internet supporters.
Donations from more than 35,000 people, who found out about the lion online, have allowed Mrs Borges to continue Ariel's $12,500-a-month treatment in the city of Sao Paulo.
The other,cynical side of me thinks. couldn't this money be put to better use?
I mean, $150.000 a year would hire an awful lot of gamekeepers and save many animals from poachers..
Originally posted by backinblack
How much better could that money have been used to save animals..
Originally posted by pajoly
My opinion may not be typical, but I think this is sad and a measure of our moronic attempt to personify everything. All the effort is just about making humnas feel good. You want to help the lion? Put him down. There is not ADA in the wild kingdom, there are no handi rails and ramps. All you do is condemn this lion to becoming prey or living as a tourist exhibit. Put him down.