Altrumedia Adopts Lion from Wild Animal Sanctuary
As many people already know, Cecil, Zimbabwe’s beloved lion, was killed by Minnesota Dentist, Walter Palmer, in early July.
Palmer released a statement today saying that he thought everything was above board with the lion hunt for which he allegedly spent $55,000. “I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite, was collared and part of a study until the end of the hunt. I relied on the expertise of my local professional guides to ensure a legal hunt.”
But yesterday, the internet was angry, and rightfully so.
According to many sources, the lion was illegally lured out of its protected area so that Palmer could wound the animal with an arrow, follow for 40 hours, shoot it, behead it, and skin it. This conduct should be met with disdain.
However, an angry internet mob can overreach. And when people took to Yelp, Facebook, Twitter, Google Reviews, and other hackable sites, they also looked into Dr. Walter Palmer’s website. What they found was old information. Information that led to Page 1 Solutions, our parent company.
Although Page 1 Solutions ended it’s business relationship with Palmer in 2013, it didn’t stop the hate calls, emails, and social media posts. Pretty soon the news was on top of it and things were getting silly.
To be clear, Altrumedia and Page 1 Solutions are equally appalled at the atrocious acts committed against Cecil the Lion. The world has lost a magnificent creature and the entire Page 1 Solutions family is saddened by this.
Orion the Lion
Enter Orion the lion. Orion is a male African lion that was rescued from a Mexican zoo. He’s a handsome cat and will someday be the king of his own pride.
Yesterday, Altrumedia adopted him from The Wild Animal Sanctuary, a local Colorado 501(c)3 nonprofit.
Our annual adoption fee will help ensure Orion receives the best food, care and veterinary services possible.
The Wild Animal Sanctuary is the oldest and largest nonprofit sanctuary in the US dedicated exclusively to rescuing captive exotic and endangered large carnivores, providing them with a wonderful life for as long as they live, and educating about the tragic plight faced by an estimated 30,000 such animals in America today.
Comprising 720 acres and sheltering more than 290 lions, tigers, bears, leopards, mountain lions, wolves and other large carnivores, it is the first sanctuary of its kind to create large acreage species-specific habitats for its rescued animals.
Although we know that improving Orion’s life can’t replace Cecil’s, we firmly believe that giving back in this way and in the many other positive things we do is the right thing to do and we will continue to do it.
For more information about The Wild Animal Sanctuary, visit http://www.wildanimalsanctuary.org.