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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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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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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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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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 Lion Breeding 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

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The fight against canned lion hunting

The fight against canned lion hunting

Article from Cape Chameleon – 16th June 2016 – The Fight Against Canned Lion Hunting – Finding Morality in a Corrupt Industry – About UKUTULA, an alleged Lion Breeding and Petting Centre – WORDS Kate Latimer – The fight against canned lion hunting: It’s 42 degrees outside. I’m standing in the back of a pickup truck with eight other girls, ducking from stray branches as we rocket along a bumpy

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Cash Before Conservation – Born Free Report 2018

Cash Before Conservation – Born Free Report 2018

Cash Before Conservation – Born Free Report 2018 An Overview of the Breeding of Lions for Hunting and Bone Trade The rapid expansion of commercial lion breeding and canned hunting industries, particularly in South Africa, is a cause for real concern. From small beginnings a decade or so ago, there may now be as many as 8,000 lions and other predators spread across more than 200 captive breeding facilities, many

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