Captive Lions Awareness Day 

Captive Lions Awareness Day 

District 410A – Captive Lions Awareness Day Join us on our Captive Lions Awareness Day on Saturday, 8 December 2018, at the Brackenfell PicknPay from 11:00 to 13:00. More than 10 000 Lions are held in captivity in South Africa. At the same time, less than 20 000 Lions still exist in the wild in the whole of Africa. South Africa, one of only 7 hotspots with more than 1000 Lions, counts

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The possible end for Captive Lion Breeding

The possible end for Captive Lion Breeding

STATEMENT about the report on the colloquium on Captive Lion Breeding Parliament, Monday, 12 November 2018 The Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs adopted the Report of a two-day colloquium on Captive Lion Breeding. The colloquium on Captive Breeding of Lions for Hunting and Lion Bone Trade was held from 21 – 22 August 2018. The practice of captive lion breeding both for hunting and lion bone trade has caused much

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The Parliamentary Colloquium on lion farming in SA by ​Chris Mercer.

The Parliamentary Colloquium on lion farming in SA by ​Chris Mercer.

The Parliamentary Colloquium on lion farming in SA by Chris Mercer. Chris Mercer has been re-reading the transcript of the submissions made to the Portfolio Committee of Parliament, 6 months after the Colloquium on lion farming in Cape Town recently. The arguments advanced on behalf of the hunting industry make one wonder if they were written by a five-year-old child. In fact, they were made by senior officeholders of hunting

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You didn’t think that selling parts and bones from captive Lions boost poaching?

You didn’t think that selling parts and bones from captive Lions boost poaching?

Lion poaching: the brutal new threat to Africa’s Lion prides You didn’t expect that selling parts and bones from captive Lions boost poaching? Think AGAIN! The big cats are horribly easy to kill with poisoned meat, allowing poachers to hack off their faces and paws – but rangers are now on their trail

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Are wild Lions losing the fight against extinction?

Are wild Lions losing the fight against extinction?

Are wild Lions losing the fight? Lions in South Africa are treated like livestock. They are classified as farm animals. Ca. 8.000 to 12.000 Lions live in captivity in most incredibly bad conditions.  The Lion farmers have ONE GOAL, to make money out of their livestock. This circuit starts at the volunteer projects. Volunteers pay to be able to raise young cubs, that are taken away from their mother a few

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How the captive Lion bone trade is killing Africas and Asias big cats

How the captive Lion bone trade is killing Africas and Asias big cats

Original Article August 2, 2018 – by John R. Platt – Article adapted for better readability Angry headlines around the world decried the news that the Trump administration had issued trophy-import permits for 38 lions killed by 33 hunters — including many high-rolling Republican donors — between 2016 and 2018. But the captive Lion bone trade is much worse. Experts worry this booming trade could doom the big cats in

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Drakenstein Lion Park – We need YOUR HELP

The Drakenstein Lion Park needs a roaring help  The Drakenstein Lion Park is one of only two real sanctuaries in the Western Cape (and only a hand full in South Africa!). It was established by Paul Hart in 1998. The park provides lions in distress a safe location, where they could live in safety. Where they can roam free from abuse and persecution, and be treated with the compassion and respect

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NSPCA – URGENT LEGAL APPEAL FOR LIONS

NSPCA – URGENT LEGAL APPEAL FOR LIONS

APPEAL FOR LIONS – South Africa must end the breeding of big cats in captivity, Lion slaughterhouses and cruelty against our wildlife  MEDIA STATEMENT by NSPCA ISSUED ON 26 SEPTEMBER 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NSPCA LAUNCHES URGENT LEGAL APPEAL FOR LIONS The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has lodged an urgent interdict against the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to suspend DEA’s authorisation of lion bone exports. The NSPCA has long

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The Ongoing Disgrace of South Africa’s Captive Lions

The Ongoing Disgrace of South Africa’s Captive Lions

The Ongoing Disgrace of South Africa’s Captive Lions An estimated 7,000 to 14,000 (numbers vary) captive lions are held at over 300 Lion breeding facilities in South Africa. Increasingly, the animals are slaughtered for their bones and other body parts, many of which are sold in Asia for their purported — and scientifically discredited — health benefits. Original article by Adam Welz • September 18, 2018 • Yale Environment 360 •  Shortened for better readability – Comments

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Raising awareness about the Lion Species Fate – Lions4Lions in the press

Raising awareness about the Lion Species Fate – Lions4Lions in the press

The Lion species survival is in our hands! In January 2018 Lions4Lions was explicitly started to raise awareness about the Lion species fate. Today, at the end of September 2018, our Facebook group has 4700 members. Every single day, we meet people, that didn’t know what is happening to the most iconic species on Earth. We hear from shocked people. They shiver when they hear what is going on in

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UPDATE – 24 Lions – a future for Lions in Mocambique

UPDATE – 24 Lions – a future for Lions in Mocambique

😈👿👿 Update about the project – one lion lost to a poacher Twenty Four Lions bring hope to Mocambique! Twenty Four Lions were reintroduced to a 2.5 million-acre habitat in the Zambeze Delta of Mozambique on August 5, in the largest move of lions across an international boundary in history. Today, fewer than 20,000 Lions run wild. Twenty Four Lions will be the seed population that will reverse this trend

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Help LYKA, the blind Lioness at Maasin Zoo

Help LYKA, the blind Lioness at Maasin Zoo

LYKA, the blind lioness has been written off as a ‘breeding mistake’ by the zoo, after going blind as a result of a congenital eye problem and now lives in a very small and barren enclosure in the zoo that is based in Iloilo, Southern Philippines. PhilZoos is an individual zoo facility, a government-run zoo in the Philippines. We have had reports that the rest of the zoo is in

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Skye is the limit – the kruger lion hunt saga continues

Skye is the limit – the kruger lion hunt saga continues

SKYE is the limit Outrage, secrecy, abomination, controversy, suspicion, and cat and mouse game, are some of the verbalisations around the events linked to the lion hunt in the Umbabat Private Nature Reserve bordering Kruger National Park (KNP), of what is believed to be Skye, leader of the Western pride. Many of you will feel jaded by the continued stories around this one lion. However, the narrative is not necessarily

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Skye the Lion – Call to Action

Skye the Lion – Call to Action

Opinion post: Written by Simon Espley, CEO of Africa Geographic Skye the lion call to action The highly controversial shooting of Skye the Lion by a trophy hunter in the Umbabat section of the Greater Kruger could conceivably mark the beginning of the end for trophy hunting in this part of Africa. I am speculating here, but please hear me out… Since we reported the known facts about the hunt,

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Lion bones and predator farming – picking on the carcass of SA tourism

Lion bones and predator farming – picking on the carcass of SA tourism

By Ian Michler – 17 August 2018- Daily Maverick Predator farming using lions and other species could cost South Africa over R54-billion over the next 10 years in loss of tourism brand attractiveness. This is according to a scientific report about to be released by the South African Institute of International Affairs. According to a scientific report about to be released by the South African Institute of International Affairs, the

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Every Day is WORLD LION DAY!

Every Day is WORLD LION DAY!

A WORLD LION DAY? That is the question you need to ask yourself today: Is today a Wold Lion Day? Are you going to continue 😤😖😡 posting angry face images 😣👺😈 on social media every time you read about the plight of our lions? Or are you going to become actively involved somehow to stop this exploitation? Will you give up YOUR TIME and CREATIVITY to prevent even one more

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Saving Serabie – How one woman makes a difference

Saving Serabie – How one woman makes a difference

Saving Serabie Serabie was a 5-month-old lion cub belonging to a facility breeding for canned hunting. Canned hunting is essentially a trophy hunt, where the animal is kept in a confined space, like a fenced area, with a 100% chance of killing. These animals are so habituated to humans that many of them do not even flee their killers. This story tells about how Alexandra Lamontagne saved the tiny little

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The Lion Slaughterhouse in Free State

The Lion Slaughterhouse in Free State

The lion breeding farm, the lion slaughterhouse discovered in Free State last week, belongs to a former SA Predator Association council member Andre Steyn. The gruesome discovery of at least 54 dead lions and a further 260 plus lions in captive conditions at Steyn’s farm, Wag n Bietjie, last week, sparked public rage over lions and tigers that are bred for the bullet and skinned for their bones for export

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International Lion Breeding Awareness Day (12 August)

International Lion Breeding Awareness Day (12 August)

International Lion Breeding Awareness Day Create Awareness! Today is solely dedicated to captive bred lion cubs of all ages. How we can improve their survival and improve their animal rights. South African lion sanctuary boss says every other breeding facility in nation linked to “canned hunting”. Paul Hart (Drakenstein Lion Sanctuary) said those who claim they are seeking to conserve the species are directly or indirectly providing animals to be

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