Captive Lion Awareness Day
The 8th December 2019 saw 30+ Lions and Leos from the Brackenfell Lions Club – South Africa and Brackenfell Leos jailing the District 410A Governor and a mystery guest at the Pick n Pay Hyper in Brackenfell. This was our first ever Captive Lion awareness day. District 410A will hold more awareness days once a month or bi-monthly in 2019.
There are currently 10 000+ Lions being held captive in mostly inhumane facilities in South Africa. Undoubtedly, we as Lions have a big responsibility to save our symbol animal.
We are very thankful that our district has started this long-term project. Thank you, Rocky Wright and all other helpers from Table View Lions Club, Merriman Lions Club, Athlone Lions Club and Malmesbury Lions Klub. Also a big THANK YOU to our mystery guest Mandy, the Brackenfell PicknPay manager who really rocked the day. Thank you Jeanette Pitout for your great support, it was so lovely to meet you. We were able to talk to plenty PicknPay customers, spreaded a lot of project flyers and to some of the lovely employees as well.
Why is it so important to raise awareness about captive Lions?
According to the global Blood Lions campaign, the demand for canned hunting has plummeted in the last few years. But captive and wild Lions are now increasingly being killed for the bone trade. The bones are dropped into rice wine vats and sold as tiger bone wine which is promoted in Asian markets as a treatment for rheumatism and impotence.
This District project will be going on until we have reached R 100.000. Lions are volunteers, we are not paid and Lions Clubs all over the world spend 100% of any donation made to them back into the projects. No costs whatever are deducted. The District leaders will decide how to spend the money that we raised.
Lions4Lions Facebook Group
Lions4Lions awareness video
District 410 A Facebook Page
District 410A Leo Facebook Page
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