BREAKING: 200 Lions Will Be Killed At Cecil’s Country

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Cecil rests in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. His death at the hands of a U.S. hunter sparked worldwide outrage.

Zimbabwe is the country where Cecil the lion was killed, starting an international movement against the American dentist who shot him. Cecil’s lion comrades and cubs at Bubye Valley Conservancy, Zimbabwe’s largest lion conservancy, is considering a culling of 200 lions. Telling the public that there is an excess of lions, the park plans to kill 200 lions to curb its population.

The conservancy boasts having over 500 lions on its site, the largest number in Zimbabwe’s wildlife areas.

Blaming the lack of hunters visiting Zimbabwe to help curb lion numbers as they call the “Cecil Effect”, the park will first seek to give 200 lions away to other lion sanctuaries before being forced to kill 200 innocent lions. Help raise awareness by sharing this post. We know that our response is causing safaris to loose business and they’re shaking in their boots trying to find ways to raise money.

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Whether their claims of the lion population is attacking the antelopes and other animals, they should use more humane option instead of killing them. In the 1940s, there were thought to be as many as 450,000 lions on Earth, but today they are classed as “vulnerable,” with numbers feared as low as 20,000.

With assholes like Walter Palmer killing them for kicks, animal lovers must rise and start telling everyone that trophy hunting is no longer acceptable and must be ceased. This summer, the nation’s biggest rally will take place at Washington DC. Over 20,000 are expected to make a giant voice to stop trophy hunting. This event has word that a few media agencies will be present and will make a huge splash across the world.

Help make this event possible, support the event in spirit by chipping in. There are more of us than of them and our voice is making a difference. Speak out by signing this petiton:
http://cecil2016.weebly.com/stop-the-culling-of-200-lions.html

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Original source:

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/zimbabwe-park-warns-it-may-shoot-200-surplus-lions-now-that-big-game-hunters-are-staying-home

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0 thoughts on “BREAKING: 200 Lions Will Be Killed At Cecil’s Country

  • Cornelia Bock

    (February 22, 2016 - 11:49 pm)

    Where is Your petition ? ? ?

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    • Donald Shannon Hamilton Jr.

      (February 23, 2016 - 8:14 am)

      why can we not sign to help save them, my god if they keep killing these animals god will surely punish us all.

  • Animalista Untamed

    (February 23, 2016 - 12:04 am)

    Shared

  • internationalwildlifebond1

    (February 23, 2016 - 12:51 am)

    This is the same Bubye Valley Conservancy (B.V.C) that wanted to raffle a lion hunt last year for some $150k USD. If this ‘conservancy’ has ‘surplus stock,’ it suggests that B.V.C is more about breeding for the bullet/$ than any ‘real conservation’ of the species. Plus B.V.C now expects a sanctuary (ie. conservationists) to step in and pay for the long term needs of B.V.C’s excess stock – there might be some hope, but the capacity and funds to give sanctuary to all the ‘canned’ animals out there (bred for the bullet) just does not exist. The ones to blame for this shameful plight are the hunters, breeders and a complicit/indifferent Government – https://cecilspride.wordpress.com/…/lion-hunt-being…/

  • justnicephotos

    (February 23, 2016 - 2:08 am)

    Clicking ‘like’ but there isn’t much to like about this horrific news ! Am on the case !!

  • justnicephotos

    (February 23, 2016 - 2:33 am)

    Tweeting all media, suggest everyone do the same ! We have to stop this before this ‘thought’ becomes a reality ! Zimbabwe is using this as an excuse to bring back the lucrative business of Trophy ‘Hunting’ ….

  • Giovannoni Claudine

    (February 23, 2016 - 2:56 am)

    Is there a petition to sign? We can share far & wide but this isn’t going to help much… The urgency is there, but the crudelty of mankind is too big…

  • Giovannoni Claudine

    (February 23, 2016 - 2:59 am)

    By the way… safari business should offer photographic ones which are more kin to animals when Nature respecting few important suggestions.

    • Russ

      (February 26, 2016 - 11:23 am)

      they do both….
      look at it this way…
      the preserve has X amount of land.
      that land can support X amount herbivores.
      because of that, it can only support X amount of predators
      its a balance… to many herbivores = stripped vegetation
      to many predators = to many dead herbivores

      so, to keep that balance, in a managed habitat you have to cull X number of each depending on population..

      so.. option 1
      the park management kills them, locals get the meat, but locals and the park lose out on the 10’s of thousands of dollars PER animal paid by the hunters for permit fees, lodging and other expenses.

      or, option 2
      the hunters do it, locals get the meat, and locals and the park take a cut of the 10’s of thousands of dollars PER animal paid by the hunters to fund the park, and anti poaching effort.

      now, you may be thinking… “what about option 3… they release the animals outside of the preserve…”

      well, the reason the have a preserve to begin with, is the locals will kill and poach anything they can find for food, or to sell on the black market or that may attack their farm animals..

      so…. you tell me… whats the logical option?

      • Giovannoni Claudine

        (February 27, 2016 - 1:08 am)

        I can fully understand your explanations, but still there is a sneaky way of considering only one of the possibility. I know isn’t up to us, living with the fridge full and maybe a small reserve of money in a bank account, to give options. But I more considerate to strive for the idea that the consciousness of all of us is to weak… in the underdeveloped nations people dies of hunger… in the the rest of the world we cultivate an incredible amount of various grains to feed animals for their meat… In this poor world there would be enough food for every one, but the dynamics of Power and the “Dominants” at the top of it, are striving to hegemonize us all…
        Beside that, I still don’t approve the killing of animals… tell me one thing: before the issue of men with shotguns and similars, didn’t Nature balance her-self in the normal way that predators hunted their victims?

      • Giovannoni Claudine

        (February 27, 2016 - 1:16 am)

        One small, maybe for you irrelevant thing… I’m vegetarian and I don’t eat eggs. This is because I’m buddhist, yes, but as well because I’m compassionate towards every living being.
        Have a lovely week end :-)claudine

      • internationalwildlifebond1

        (February 27, 2016 - 7:48 am)

        Russ,

        Any population of lions would be self-stabilising at some point in such a reserve, based on habitat and prey availability (only the culling of sick or injured individuals needed). The fact that BVC has chosen to breed too many lions is entirely its own doing and happened long before Cecil was killed. So, the hunters saying the need for BVC to cull 200 lions is because of the (“emotional”) outpouring following Cecil’s demise is pure nonsense.

        So the ‘do-nothing’ option (which you appear to have somehow missed) also exists for any reserve. But of course, all reserves such as BVC need to raise some funds to sustain it-self. BVC chooses to do so by entertaining a lion hunting quota as its income model. The problem with a reliance on hunting income is clearly evident, hunting income is not reliable in many ways. So any reserve that seeks to project an image of conservation needs foremost to be sustainable and therefore carefully manage its commitments to any lion population and manage that lion population very carefully (contraception etc., not just hunting/culling/killing).

        To be clear, BVC is not being stopped in any way from continuing to entertain paying Trophy Hunters as its main income source (despite any ethical arguments). The issue that seems to have deterred such paying hunters is the notion that the resulting trophies might be hard to import (if the source cannot be proven as sustainable). Which begs the question, if the hunters’ past activities are truly ’conservation’ in their eyes, why the downturn in paying to kill BVC’s lions?

        In my view, the whole “Cecil Effect” with regard to BVC has been promoted by a hunting association for publicity purposes, but in fact it is possible to see behind that deceit. BVC could not have bred 200 ‘surplus’ lions in the 7 months since Cecil’s demise – the overpopulation evident at BVC is due to mismanagement from much further back.

      • Russ

        (February 29, 2016 - 10:15 am)

        “Any population of lions would be self-stabilising at some point”

        well ya…. after it decimates the population of prey animals in the park, then runs out of food, then slowly starves to death… sure… at that point it would…

        i find it odd that you think that’s a better option then allowing hunters to cull the numbers needed.

  • Dr. Rex

    (February 23, 2016 - 5:20 am)

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    I simply can’t understand why!! My mind can’t wrap around these foolish killing acts. Can anyone explain this to me?? Please ….

    • internationalwildlifebond1

      (February 23, 2016 - 1:09 pm)

      Dr. Rex, The Bubye Valley Conservancy (B.V.C) breeds lions, but derives income from facilitating Trophy Hunting. So despite the ‘conservancy’ credentials (only in name), B.V.C is basically a farm breeding ‘product’ to be hunted.

      With increasing restrictions on trophy imports into the USA and Europe (unless the hunting is substantiated by scientifically proven sustainability), there is an apparent downturn for Trophy Hunting ‘packages’ being sold (traditionally, some 60% of demand came from the USA). This says many things – hunters are obsessed with getting their trophies back home to their cave, less interested to continue to finance their version of ‘conservation’ (breeding animals for the bullet) in the absence of easy access to ‘their’ must have trophies it would seem.

      B.V.C should only ever have bred animals it could self-fund and sustain if B.V.C was truly in the ‘conservation’ arena. This ‘sell-off’ (or mass killing) of surplus stock just proves that B.V.C is a ‘canned’ hunting business, nothing else. There are over 200 ‘canned’ farms in South Africa alone holding some 8,000 big cats (7,000 lions), plus rhino, water buffalo etc. The ‘canned’ animal is killed by the hunter, the animal’s body parts are sold by the ‘canned’ farmer into the hypothetical Asian medicine market to increase profit taking.

      The downturn in the trophy animal killing business means that there will much more of these ‘canned’ ‘sell-offs’ in the coming months/years. There is not enough sanctuary space and funding to house many of the victims (the ‘canned’ animals), plus true conservationists cannot financially help sustain the ‘canned’ farms by buying the animals anyway, when the ‘canned’ industry has been campaigned against for so many years. The ‘canned’ industry is not interested in helping fund true sanctuary for its animals, as there is no profit in it for them. So, they will resort to continue to meet rising demand for animal parts in Asia no doubt to try to sustain their ‘canned’ businesses and sell animals to whoever, wherever they can.

      Why can’t these ‘canned’ animals just be released back into the wild? These ‘canned’ animals are hand reared and fed, often poorly bred from a limited gene pool (ie. genetically mutated), so the chances of any successful, or risk free reintroduction of the ‘canned’ stock into the wild is pure fantasy.

      To reiterate, the authorities and hunting associations that have promoted and encouraged ‘canned’ entrepreneurs for some 25 years+ are to blame, not to mention the noble trophy hunters that willingly fund this whole circus and delude themselves it’s somehow ‘conservation.’

      • Dr. Rex

        (February 23, 2016 - 1:11 pm)

        M’lord!! This is devastating! This is human actions at its worse! OMG…

      • Dr. Rex

        (February 23, 2016 - 1:11 pm)

        Conservation my arse!! Always thought that!!

  • Phil Hair

    (February 23, 2016 - 8:42 am)

    A petition is needed!

  • Linda Sinclair

    (February 23, 2016 - 9:22 am)

    This is absolutely insane. Killing baby lions for being alive!

  • Shabana

    (February 23, 2016 - 9:53 am)

    this is disgusting. Humans are the only animals that “think” this way. “We need to curb the population”
    NO WE DON’T FKN ASSHOLES. WE ARE NOT GOD.
    YOU WILL CAUSE THEM TO GO EXTINCT.
    Purpose of life is to reproduce and keep alive.
    Not kill others just because you think there are too many!

    • Russ

      (February 26, 2016 - 11:22 am)

      look at it this way…
      the preserve has X amount of land.
      that land can support X amount herbivores.
      because of that, it can only support X amount of predators
      its a balance… to many herbivores = stripped vegetation
      to many predators = to many dead herbivores

      so, to keep that balance, in a managed habitat you have to cull X number of each depending on population..

      so.. option 1
      the park management kills them, locals get the meat, but locals and the park lose out on the 10’s of thousands of dollars PER animal paid by the hunters for permit fees, lodging and other expenses.

      or, option 2
      the hunters do it, locals get the meat, and locals and the park take a cut of the 10’s of thousands of dollars PER animal paid by the hunters to fund the park, and anti poaching effort.

      now, you may be thinking… “what about option 3… they release the animals outside of the preserve…”

      well, the reason the have a preserve to begin with, is the locals will kill and poach anything they can find for food, or to sell on the black market or that may attack their farm animals..

      so…. you tell me… whats the logical option?

  • Dave

    (February 23, 2016 - 11:49 am)

    First of all i’m a meat hunter, i don’t kill anything i cant eat and I am not into trophy hunting, i’m just smart enough to realize just because you buy meat from a supermarket doesn’t mean the bloods not on your hands and i believe the farmed cows and animals go through much more suffering then the deer i shoot in the forest. Anyway…..
    My question is:
    What do you suggest they do with 200 lions? You cant just dump them with other prides, they will attack and kill each other. Zoo’s are a terrible place to end up if you came from the wild. Population control is necessary in SOME cases this MIGHT be one of them. So why not set up a program/trust and get these trophy hunters out there and make some money for a trust that gets spent on the animals and their sanctuary, only take the old or sick, keep the population young and healthy. spend the money on buying more land for the lions so hopefully one day this wont be necessary.

    Or we could just sit around and judge other people and throw ‘likes’ around feeling like you’re actually doing some good. meanwhile lions are getting shot and no good is coming from it.

    PS Shabana sometimes it is necessary, what happens when they start to over run the place? starve? suffer? cause other animals to suffer? A lions life is equal to yours, mine and an antelopes in my opinion.

    • BreezeCyclone

      (February 26, 2016 - 8:28 am)

      They can give the lions more land for one thing. You know africa is a pretty big country right? So what if some people eat meat this is about lions. Everyone is at different levels when it comes to supporting animals. Those who know are against factory farming. This isn’t about food or survival its about GREED. Youre not seeing the bog picture.. this place did raffle off to shoot a lion then cancelled it. safari club intl probably paid them off or threatened them to be able to kill for conservation scam so they would be allowed to bring a trophy back by US law.

      • Russ

        (February 26, 2016 - 11:21 am)

        look at it this way…
        the preserve has X amount of land.
        that land can support X amount herbivores.
        because of that, it can only support X amount of predators
        its a balance… to many herbivores = stripped vegetation
        to many predators = to many dead herbivores

        so, to keep that balance, in a managed habitat you have to cull X number of each depending on population..

        so.. option 1
        the park management kills them, locals get the meat, but locals and the park lose out on the 10’s of thousands of dollars PER animal paid by the hunters for permit fees, lodging and other expenses.

        or, option 2
        the hunters do it, locals get the meat, and locals and the park take a cut of the 10’s of thousands of dollars PER animal paid by the hunters to fund the park, and anti poaching effort.

        now, you may be thinking… “what about option 3… they release the animals outside of the preserve…”

        well, the reason the have a preserve to begin with, is the locals will kill and poach anything they can find for food, or to sell on the black market or that may attack their farm animals..

        so…. you tell me… whats the logical option?

  • Manette schelling

    (February 23, 2016 - 4:55 pm)

    That Lioness should have been moved into the wild at that point not shot and killed. You all are monsters and you will be judged for your consequences. It will not go unnoticed.

  • Karen rankin

    (February 23, 2016 - 6:19 pm)

    We need to stop this!!

  • Susie tallent

    (February 23, 2016 - 6:26 pm)

    I do not understand why people could be so sorry to do this ,they are not men that kill for sport lowest of low

  • Evelyn Ball

    (February 23, 2016 - 10:46 pm)

    Typical humans. Have no problem culling a species but when it comes to our own overpopulated species we try to keep everyone alive.

  • BreezeCyclone

    (February 26, 2016 - 8:23 am)

    Please support the TWEET SHEET to support the Protesters at the marriott NW hosting the SCI convention #StopSCI #Shame #BanTrophyHunting #StopSCI Con-Tweet Sheet http://wp.me/p6QrkO-q9 via @Breezeyclone

  • BreezeCyclone

    (February 26, 2016 - 8:30 am)

    This has safari club international written all over it.. to call it the cecil effect like its poor cecils fault THEY murdered him. I actually saw on a hunting page them have a post that said thanks Cecil! Its their way to CON the people into thinking trophy hunting actually helps. would lions agree that killing them is helping them? I think not. #BanTrophyhunting

    • Russ

      (February 26, 2016 - 11:19 am)

      look at it this way…
      the preserve has X amount of land.
      that land can support X amount herbivores.
      because of that, it can only support X amount of predators
      its a balance… to many herbivores = stripped vegetation
      to many predators = to many dead herbivores

      so, to keep that balance, in a managed habitat you have to cull X number of each depending on population..

      so.. option 1
      the park management kills them, locals get the meat, but locals and the park lose out on the 10’s of thousands of dollars PER animal paid by the hunters for permit fees, lodging and other expenses.

      or, option 2
      the hunters do it, locals get the meat, and locals and the park take a cut of the 10’s of thousands of dollars PER animal paid by the hunters to fund the park, and anti poaching effort.

      now, you may be thinking… “what about option 3… they release the animals outside of the preserve…”

      well, the reason the have a preserve to begin with, is the locals will kill and poach anything they can find for food, or to sell on the black market or that may attack their farm animals..

      so…. you tell me… whats the logical option?

      • Robin Of The West

        (March 1, 2016 - 6:08 am)

        Hunt people who support killing lions.

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    (February 27, 2016 - 3:57 am)

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  • Stacey Ann

    (February 29, 2016 - 9:59 am)

    Damn shame!! When will people wake the f*ck up?!?!

  • Robin Of The West

    (March 1, 2016 - 6:05 am)

    What a crock – obviously SCI / DSC bullsht – pray Mugabe has a heart attack soon.

    • internationalwildlifebond1

      (March 1, 2016 - 7:56 am)

      Robin Of The West,

      I have come to the conclusion that BVC was genuinely seeking help from other lion reserves after BVC admitted to overbreeding its lion population (of course, the ‘surplus’ has nothing to do with the so-called “Cecil Effect” in the intervening 7 months since Cecil’s demise). But someone (ie. DSC I suspect) decide to try and gain some propaganda (and they still are) out of BVC’s plight, by suggesting BVC’s lion ‘surplus’ was the fault of those that spoke out following Cecil’s demise. If DSC, or anyone that followed that line had any real clue about lion conservation/dynamics, it would be obvious that BVC’s lion population expanding beyond a sustainable level began long before Cecil’s demise. The propaganda has therefore backfired, exposing the Trophy Hunters’ ignorance/bulls**t and a failure of the flag-ship hunters’ lion ‘conservation’ model. Hopefully, other reserves can risk taking on the current ‘surplus’ BVC lion prides, but what happens from now on at BVC is a mystery/concern. As for Mugabe, I couldn’t possibly comment……

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