Lions may be extinct in 2050? What can I do? What can we do?
1. Firstly become informed. That means reading up as much as you can about canned hunting, captive lion breeding, cub petting, lion walks and the lion bone trade. Knowledge is power. You will find most of the information you need for this on our website and up-to-date information on our Lions4Lions Facebook group. Lions are threatened all over Africa. Loss of habitat, poisoning and illegal bushmeat trade, poaching and snaring are their biggest threat in all Eastern African countries. All these factors are responsible that wild Lions may be extinct in 2050.
2. Grasp the facts! Start lobbying your local MPs, Councillors, Ministers, Senators. If you live abroad, contact the South African Embassy near you. Great strides were made in the past because one person started to do that very thing. Never think that one voice cannot make a difference. Share Lions4Lions on Facebook.
3. Get hold of media (print, radio, TV) and see if they know about the situation and would be prepared to run a story. Be a LION warrior!
4. Get active on social media and post articles and especially your feelings about the subject. Invite your friends to join the Lions4Lions group on FACEBOOK.
5. Talk to your friends. Get them to talk to others. TWEET on TWITTER!
6. See if there are schools in your area who would be interested in educating their pupils about this. Contact YOUTH for LIONS and ask if they can organize an educational day or support you with any material. Youth for Lions is a global movement aimed at informing and engaging the world’s youth around the realities of volunteering, cub petting, walking with lions and other forms of animal interaction, and their contribution to canned hunting.
7. Organize a protest outside any hunting conventions.
8. If you hear of anyone who is going to volunteer at any of the breeding places, explain to them why it is not a good idea. Most people are ignorant or naive and think they are supporting conservation by bottle feeding cubs and walking lions. Read this heartbreaking story about SAVING SERABIE
How a Volunteer Rescued “Her” Lion From Canned Hunting
9. If you see or hear anything that doesn’t seem right to you please report it to us so that we can investigate further.