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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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THE EXTINCTION BUSINESS – Report by EMS Foundation and Ban Animal Trading – 2018

THE EXTINCTION BUSINESS – Report by EMS Foundation and Ban Animal Trading – 2018

For more than a decade, South Africa has been actively supporting and growing the international trade in big cat bones, despite local and international outrage and condemnation from conservation and protection organisations, lion scientists, and experts. In 2017, South Africa’s Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, controversially, and in the face of vociferous opposition and robust arguments against this trade, set the annual export quota at 800 lion skeletons. Even

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End of the line for the Lion King – Report by Bronwyn Ann Howard – 2012

End of the line for the Lion King – Report by Bronwyn Ann Howard – 2012

End of the line for the Lion King? Africa’s lions are facing a new threat from Asia – the lion bone trade.  The end for the Lion King. And it appears that South Africa’s captive lion breeding industry may be supplying lion bones and could ultimately fuel demand. We investigate the newest wildlife commodity – one which could compromise Africa’s wild lion populations forever. Africa’s lions are in trouble. The

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Bones of Contention – Report – 2015

Bones of Contention – Report – 2015

Bones of Contention – A Report by TRAFFIC International and WildCRU Bones of Contention is an assessment of the South African trade in African Lion bones and other body parts. In the 1990s, images of Tigers Panthera tigris on some manufactured Chinese medicines were replaced with Lions Panthera leo. This lead to suspicions that parts from Tigers were being substituted with Lions. In 2005, evidence emerged that African Lion bones were

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Colloquium on Captive Lion Breeding – 21. and 22. August 2018

Colloquium on Captive Lion Breeding – 21. and 22. August 2018

This letter was sent to Minister Edna Molewa by CACH UK upfront to the planned colloquium in August 2018 “How the DEA is sabotaging the SA Department of Tourism: Everyone knows that lion breeding and canned lion hunting in South Africa has attracted significant international criticism and that this has increasingly damaged South Africa’s image abroad. Yet your Department spends millions every year trying to promote tourism here. What you,

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Lions’ new home no safe haven for big cats

Lions’ new home no safe haven for big cats

Last year, the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary welcomed 33 new lions to its arid expanse in northern South Africa. The arrivals, all former circus performers in Peru and Colombia, had been flown across the globe to live out their lives in a habitat foreign to them but natural to their species. Among them were Jose and Liso, two middle-aged cats that were given a shared enclosure because they seemed to

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