Miami Arts District unveils Damon Martin tiger mural

Artist and advocate Damon Martin unveiled a powerful mural depicting an adult tiger and cubs.

Last night IFAW supporters and art enthusiasts came together at the historic Mitrani Warehouse in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District to support protections for big cats in the U.S.

Artist and advocate Damon Martin unveiled a powerful mural depicting an adult tiger and cubs, as well as a statement calling upon Americans to put a stop to the private ownership and trade in tigers and other big cats across the country.

Martin has used his talent and creativity to raise awareness about the plight of imperiled wild animals both in the U.S. and abroad (check out his elephant mural here), and has long been a vocal proponent of wildlife conservation.

The completion of this mural marks a historic moment for Wynwood, as it is the first mural to be painted on the front of the Mitrani Warehouse; the building has been a focal point of the community for generations, and thanks to the Mitrani family’s generosity and commitment to wildlife protection, it now sends a powerful message about conservation through art. 

In addition to being a beautiful addition to the Wynwood landscape, this mural will make a statement to all who pass by, and will reinforce the need to bring an end to the private ownership and inhumane treatment of big cats here in the U.S. 

--CB

Tell USDA that humane treatment of big cats can’t wait—a ban on cub handling is long overdue.

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Gail A'Brunzo, Manager, Wildlife Rescue
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Grace Ge Gabriel, Regional Director, Asia
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Vivek Menon, Director of IFAW partner, Wildlife Trust of India
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