Animal cruelty is not a crime in Argentina, and the only option is to negotiate with the owner of the animals, Mr. Martinez, and get him to surrender them.
Against all odds, there is a group of volunteers who are determined to rescue Kimber and Simba and their friends. "When you see first-hand the horror of what goes on behind closed doors, you are decided to work tirelessly to prevent it from repeating itself," says Anabel Lewis, one of the volunteers involved in the cause.
Last week Mr. Martinez agreed to let the animals receive veterinarian care. "A veterinarian will be allowed to see the animals and treat them, provided that we meet the expenses. Veterinarian costs and medicine are not cheap, and most of the animals will need to receive treatments, as they are severely injured and ill, and we need to be able to ensure such treatments," says Lewis.
Kimber and Simba epitomize the essence of the countless animals who experience abuse and cruelty within domestic life. The #savekimberandsimba campaign takes aim not only at the intentional abuse of animals, but also at the illegal trade of wildlife for the purchase of exotic pets. Kimber and Simba are the brave fighters, they represent the 100 billion animals who die annually because of cruelty around the world, and the 75 million species illegally traded worldwide every year.