Successful Lion Awareness Day in Brackenfell, Cape Town

Successful Lion Awareness Day in Brackenfell, Cape Town

Captive Lion Awareness Day

The 8th December 2019 saw 30+ Lions and Leos from the Brackenfell Lions Club – South Africa and Brackenfell Leos jailing the District 410A Governor and a mystery guest at the Pick n Pay Hyper in Brackenfell. This was our first ever Captive Lion awareness day. District 410A will hold more awareness days once a month or bi-monthly in 2019. 

Lions District 410-A is looking to raise R1000 per Lion that is held captive within the borders of South Africa on behalf of the Project Lions4Lions.

There are currently 10 000+ Lions being held captive in mostly inhumane facilities in South Africa. Undoubtedly, we as Lions have a big responsibility to save our symbol animal.

We are very thankful that our district has started this long-term project. Thank you, Rocky Wright and all other helpers from Table View Lions Club, Merriman Lions Club, Athlone Lions Club and Malmesbury Lions Klub. Also a big THANK YOU to our mystery guest Mandy, the Brackenfell PicknPay manager who really rocked the day. Thank you Jeanette Pitout for your great support, it was so lovely to meet you. We were able to talk to plenty PicknPay customers, spreaded a lot of project flyers and to some of the lovely employees as well. 

Captive Lion Awareness Day

Why is it so important to raise awareness about captive Lions? 

According to the global Blood Lions campaign, the demand for canned hunting has plummeted in the last few years. But captive and wild Lions are now increasingly being killed for the bone trade. The bones are dropped into rice wine vats and sold as tiger bone wine which is promoted in Asian markets as a treatment for rheumatism and impotence. 

This District project will be going on until we have reached R 100.000. Lions are volunteers, we are not paid and Lions Clubs all over the world spend 100% of any donation made to them back into the projects. No costs whatever are deducted. The District leaders will decide how to spend the money that we raised. 

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

#Freethelions #Lions4Lions #District410Arocks #WeServe #CaptiveLionAwarenessDay

 

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