Tell University to Stop Displaying Lion

  • by: Animal Advocates
  • target: Loyola Marymount University President David W. Burcham

Loyola Marymount University, (LMU), of Los Angeles, California has hired a lion for the start of fall classes- to show their school spirit.

LMU put the rented 13-year old African lion on display in a cage for hundreds of students at the Alumni Mall Sunken Garden, subjecting the lion to mid-day temperatures over 80° F, upsetting many students.

LMU student Sophia Pavlos commented on ASLMU’s Facebook page, “As an institution that promotes social justice, I am thoroughly disappointed that LMU would bring a caged wild animal onto campus and subject it to being stared at by hundreds of students. Using a lion as a promotional tool is borderline animal cruelty. We should not only respect the dignity of human beings but also the dignity of all sentient creatures.”

Tell the president of Loyola Marymount University it was not a good decision to have an exotic animal on display. Featuring a wild animal on campus is never a good idea. An institution of higher learning has the choice and the intellectual capacity to make the right decision when it comes to respecting wildlife.

Loyola Marymount University
President David W. Burcham
Office of the President
University Hall

1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
Phone: 310-338-2775
Fax: 310-338-2766
Executive Assistant to the President
Maria Mancera
Email: mmancera@lmu.edu

Loyola Marymount University, (LMU), of Los Angeles, California has hired a lion for the start of fall classes- to show their school spirit.


LMU put the rented 13-year old African lion on display in a cage for hundreds of students at the Alumni Mall Sunken Garden, subjecting the lion to mid-day temperatures over 80° F, upsetting many students.


LMU student Sophia Pavlos commented on ASLMU’s Facebook page, “As an institution that promotes social justice, I am thoroughly disappointed that LMU would bring a caged wild animal onto campus and subject it to being stared at by hundreds of students. Using a lion as a promotional tool is borderline animal cruelty. We should not only respect the dignity of human beings but also the dignity of all sentient creatures.”


Tell the president of Loyola Marymount University it was not a good decision to have an exotic animal on display. Featuring a wild animal on campus is never a good idea. An institution of higher learning has the choice and the intellectual capacity to make the right decision when it comes to respecting wildlife.

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