The Dallas Safari Club, one of the largest trophy hunting organizations has come out strongly against captive-bred lion hunting, otherwise known as ‘canned’ lion hunting as unethical and not contributing to the conservation of wild lions.
Human-wildlife interactions with iconic big cats including lions, cheetahs and their cubs are seemingly continuing at the Ranch Protea Hotel in Limpopo, owned by Marriott International pr, despite statements distancing themselves from such activities.
Two major US conservation NGOs are suing the Trump administration for allowing American hunters to import elephant and lion trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia.
The South African Department of Environmental Affairs’ (DEA) has blatantly ignored public opinion by formally approving the export of 800 lion skeletons to Asia this year. This in spite of international condemnation from conservationists and local stakeholders.
South African National Parks (SANParks) are currently still searching for the fifth lion that escaped from the Kruger National Park on Monday morning.
Shock poaching of lions and vultures near the borders of Kruger National Park raises questions about CITES lion bone trade loophole.
The notion of ‘sustainability’ has become the most overused and consequently meaningless phrase within conservation and wildlife circles. Used in equal measure by those that manage responsibly and the abusers of wildlife, it’s hardly surprising then that the predator breeding and canned or captive lion hunting industry is also invoking the term as a way of trying to sanitize what they do.
“From past experience, it is not very likely that lions attack humans. However, if it was … infected with TB, there would be a greater chance of them attacking a human.”
“It makes a mockery of the Zimbabwean justice system,” says Will Travers, president of the Born Free Foundation
According to parents, the cheetah had been pacing up and down the fence line quite aggressively. He lunged at the group of children and grabbed a boy’s shoulder through the wire, fortunately missing his face.