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Horrifying footage shows emaciated lions at Mexican zoo struggling to stand with some big cats ‘gnawing off their own tails’

This is an excerpt from an article written by Andrea Pluck and published online by MailOnline on 5 July, 2022

Grim footage of big cats believed to be showing signs of eating their own tails in a Mexican wildlife sanctuary has been circulating on social media amid claims that animals are living in terrible conditions.

Mexican actor Arturo Islas Allende, 35, highlighted the animal’s plight in a viral post, which is believed to have been taken at The Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation’s wildlife centre.

The emotional video shows a number of big cats looking frail and emaciated with various sores all over their skin.

During the video, Mr Allende calls the habitat ‘a holocaust’ and says he ‘doesn’t understand how for so long, no one has done anything’ to put a stop to the suffering of the animals.