Last month, non-profit organization R.O.A.R. (Respect Our Animals’ Rights) has raised $550.
Inspired by the death of Cecil the Lion, our original intent was to raise money to make July 1 (the date of Cecil’s murder) a National Save the Lions Day. However, after it was pointed out that there was already a World Lion Day, R.O.A.R. decided to divide the money earned to date among three animal groups: Wild Cru, Farm Sanctuary and Panthera, which gave the option of adopting a wild cat.
Here is the letter from Panthera that accompanied the certificate:
On behalf of all of us, thank you for your gift to Panthera. We received a contribution of $250 from R.O.A.R. in support of our work to protect lions on Sept. 11, 2015 (Check #1665). This donation has symbolically adopted a lion. Thank you for your generosity, your passion for the natural world, and for helping turn one lion’s tragedy into triumph for all wild cats.
The death of Cecil is not the end of his story. Your gift in memory of Cecil can help save lions and other wild cats across the world by training and equipping protected area rangers, disabling deadly traps for cats and their prey, and helping communities live with and value wild cats.
Thank you again for your gift. Your support of the world’s wild cats is invaluable and shines light in some of the world’s most remote areas. Each snare we remove, each forest we protect and each cat we save is backed by your spirit and generosity.
Chief Development Officer
R.O.A.R. (Respect Our Animals’ Rights) is a non-profit organization founded August 1, 2015 by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta. We are a group of animal lovers who got together and bonded over the murder of Cecil the Lion.
We are now doing exciting things for animals such as raising money for animal rights groups, signing petitions, and bringing awareness to the public. Come join us, everyone welcome!
Feel free to share your vision and suggestions. Post petitions and your love for animals.
We are on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/respectouranimalsrights/?fref=ts
Please note: ROAR is not a vegan group. Everyone who loves animals is welcome to support ROAR.
R.O.A.R. copy right 2015.