Successful Lion Awareness Day in Brackenfell, Cape Town

Successful Lion Awareness Day in Brackenfell, Cape Town

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. 

Lions District 410-A is looking to raise R1000 per Lion that is held captive within the borders of South Africa on behalf of the Project Lions4Lions.

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. 

Captive Lion Awareness Day

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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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 associations. Tragically, unbelievably, these puerile arguments are accepted as gospel by conservation structures in South Africa. At least, they’re childish – you make up your own mind.

Aftermath of the Colloquium on lion farming in SA by Chris Mercer

Read more about the Colloquium on lion farming

  • A letter sent to minister Edna Molewa by CACH UK before the meeting  
  • The Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs hosted a two-day colloquium on captive lion breeding. The colloquium titled “Harming or Promoting the Conservation Image of the Country” took place on 21 and 22 August 2018. It gave stakeholders from across the board an opportunity to present arguments for and against captive breeding of lions.
  • A first positive result from the Colloquium about Captive Lion Breeding for Hunting in South Africa:  The Committee demands a revision of agreement between Kruger National Park and Private Reserves. 

3 weeks after the Colloquium Captive Lion Breeding for Hunting in South Africa took place in Cape Town, a first positive result came out. The Committee chairperson, Mohlopi Mapulane said, that the aim of the event would be to facilitate a constructive debate around the future of captive lion breeding and hunting in SA. The colloquium titled “Harming or Promoting the Conservation Image of the Country” took place on 21 and 22 August 2018. It gave stakeholders from across the board an opportunity to present arguments for and against captive breeding of lions. Obviously, Mohlopi Mapulane does a great job so far. 

Colloquium on lion farming