’Captive’ Lions – DEA Fails to Answer Questions Fully

 Campaign Against Canned Hunting Petition: “Stop the exploitation of captive bred lions and the export of lion bones!“   Let’s start with a working definition of ‘science:’ “Science is the pursuit and application of knowledge and understanding of the natural and social world following a systematic methodology based on evidence” – Science Council Furthermore, ‘science’ […]

Xanda – Who is not telling the truth?

Photo Credit: Bert du Plessis of Fish Eagle Safaris Petitions: “Don’t allow Xanda to leave Zimbabwe as a trophy“ “Zimbabwe: Ban Hunting of Lions Immediately“ “Cecil’s Son Shot and Killed. End Trophy Hunting Now!“ “Cecil’s Law – To stop the import of wildlife trophies into the UK“ By Andrew Van Ginkel Editor: In this analysis, […]

800 Skeletons – ‘Captive’ Lion Export Quota Approved

Banner image: Courtesy of Africa Geographic So, the Republic of South Africa, Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has decided to push on with the proposed “800 skeletons” – “captive produced lion bone trade under the quota system.” This was inevitable after  the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora […]

The “800 skeletons” – “captive produced lion bone trade under the quota system”

Petition –  “End the export of captive-bred African lion parts from South Africa“ – Humane Society International Petition – “URGENT: Stop the Export of 800 Lion Skeletons from South Africa to Asia“ Petition – “Lions denied proper protection at CITES CoP17” – Captured in Africa Foundation During the October 2016 Conference of the Parties (CoP17) […]

“Report on Lion Conservation..” WildCRU

Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) “Report on Lion Conservation with Particular Respect to the Issue of Trophy Hunting,” (the “Report”), Professor David Macdonald (Director of WildCRU) et al., dated 28 November 2016 Download – Report on lion conservation, David Macdonald Download – Report on lion conservation, Appendices, David Macdonald The Report provides reference material and plenty […]

Saving the animals of Taiz Zoo, Yemen – Please help!

Note: Article Updated, 14 January 2017 Since the war in Yemen* began last year, civilians have paid (and continue to pay) a heavy price – tragically, more than 6,800 people have been killed and 35,000 injured since March 2015, the majority in air strikes by a Saudi-led multinational coalition that backs the president. The fate […]

Lion Hunting Trophy Imports

Banner image – courtesy of Mwana  – Kanimambo Creations The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Service Director Dan Ashe has recently announced (20 October 2016) that the United States will no longer permit the import of lion trophies from captive hunts in South Africa. Melissa Bachman poses with the lion she ‘hunted’. Photo: […]

‘Canned’ Hunting – The ‘End Game’

Banner image: courtesy of Campaign Against Canned Hunting article ‘Canned’ Phase Out We have seen the acknowledged damage being done to South Africa’s reputation from its continued harbouring of ‘canned’ practices. The ‘canned’ industry is in steep decline (with a reported 70% drop in the ‘appetite’ for ‘canned’ executions of bred stock). Figure 1 – “Sir David Scholey and his […]

World Lion Day, the African Lion and CITES

On the 10 August, it will be World Lion Day……so what events can we look forward to that gives us hope that this iconic species can survive in the wild for future generations to see and enjoy? In September this year, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES), will […]