An unfortunate effort is going on to save a rare white lion called Mufasa from being auctioned and infected by hunters.
Three-year-old Mufasa was seized by the South African family after law enforcement officers found it to be kept as a pet without a license.
However, operators are scared, because Mufasa is infertile, it would not be of interest to potential breeders and it will be auctioned for expensive hunters.
An online petition started by Carel Zietsman was launched in attempts to rehousing and raise awareness of the Mufasa campaign, along with his partner, Suraya.
"Nature conservation officers refused permission for Mufasa to be relocated to a sanctuary. Instead, the refurbishment center was phonically told that Mufasa will be auctioned to raise money for the department," he wrote the petition.
More than 270,000 people have signed the petition, calling for Mufasa to be moved to a sanctuary.
The petition also mentioned that there were less than 300 Mufasa type in the world. There are only 13 white lions in the wild.
There was a campaign called "Save Mufasa" by Wild for Life that Mufasa has gone through vasectomy and can not be breed, leaving only two options.
"The number of lions hunting down and lions were killed in high numbers for their bones to be exported to the East."
"Negotiations have not come up. We offered to exchange the cost of care against the ownership of the lion but we did not respond. We now have to sue the authorities to stop both [Mufasa and Suraya] from being separated, "the campaign added.
Ricky Gervais, the company rights activist and animal rights campaigner, expressed his support for Mufasa by delaying "Imagine the pathetic sadist who pays money to shoot this animal, and embarrasses the money-maker who also draws money – which is worthless ".