From dogs and chimps to lions and tigers, animals are held in captivity by humans around the world. We harm them for lab experiments that often have better, cruelty-free alternatives. We keep exotic animals in rusty cages and call it "entertainment".
But there is hope. Huge-hearted humans dedicate their lives to rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing injured animals to sanctuaries and the wild. And that moment when an animal gets his first taste of real freedom? It is unforgettable for animals and humans alike.
Video by Emily Pelleymounter