FIGHTING FOR THE WILD
Fighting For The Wild is a short documentary that confronts the truth behind animal trafficking and animal tourism, and asks us to face up to our own responsibilities of how to change this. Here, in the outskirts of Cuzco, the Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary, one of the few animal centres in Peru, is on a mission to educate tourists and locals about the dangers of using exotic animals as pets and products. We hold the power of change.
COCHAHUASI ANIMAL CENTRE A family run non-profit organisation dedicated to rescuing wild animals that have suffered as a result of trafficking, illegal captivity and abuse. The centre was founded in 2007 by Lino Ramon Chavez Gonzalez, a zootechnical engineer, who had taken after his father’s passion for the wild. After realising the extent to which animal exploitation was affecting the wild, together with his two sons Dante and Omar, the family created the animal rescue centre to rehabilitate and return animals back to where they belong. The Cochahuasi Sanctuary is one of the few animal rescue centres in Peru and as such their has been in high demand, from all reaches of the country. Their mission is to educate the public to stop mistreating the wild and put an end to animal suffering.
TO SUPPORT their work, visit: http://www.santuariocochahuasi.com/