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