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 less than 2 000. As members of Lions Clubs International, we have the responsibility to save our iconic Lion species. District 410A is looking to raise R1000 per Lion on behalf of the Project Lions4Lions

The Brackenfell Lions & Leo’s will be taking and jailing the District 410 A Governor on the 8th of December at Pick n Pay Hyper Brackenfell at 11 am. They will only release him on a minimum bail of R10 000.


Raising the awareness of the plight of our Lions in Africa

In 2018, more than ever captive bred Lions are currently living behind bars in South Africa in estimated 300 facilities. Raised in captivity at hidden breeding farms or at public scamtuaries, some of these animals are petted as cubs by tourists, who feed and care for the young lions or even walk with them. Once the animals are too old for petting/walking, they are sold to canned hunting outfitters. While Canned Hunting becomes less attractive, breeders simply slaughter their Lions for their bones to be sold to Asia. 


Our Lions are in need and we need to do our best to save our iconic symbol

Since the Lion bone trade isn’t a “sideline” of the canned hunting industry any more, low-cost mass Lion slaughterhouses have been erected in Free State and probably other provinces as well. The presence of a legal trade clearly results in more and more poaching of wild lions as well as in poaching of lions that live at the very few real sanctuaries in South Africa.

You can SMS your name/club with your pledge amount to 084 788 6523. Bank details will be forwarded to you for your deposits.

Keep your eyes open for our upcoming posts on our Facebook Pages:

Lions4Lions Facebook Group
Lions4Lions awareness video
District 410 A Facebook Page
District 410A Leo Facebook Page

#Freethelions #Lions4Lions #District410Arocks #WeServe #CaptiveLionsAwarenessDay

Captive Lions Awareness Day
Captive Lions Awareness Day
 

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

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  • 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

  

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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