Open letter to Secretary Zinke: The African Lion Conservation Community’s Response

Open letter to Secretary Zinke: The African Lion Conservation Community’s response to the South African Predator Association’s letter 29 November 2017 Attention Secretary Ryan Zinke Secretary of the Interior Department of the Interior 1849 C Street. N.W. Washington D.C 21240 United States of America OPEN LETTER TO SECRETARY ZINKE THE AFRICAN LION CONSERVATION COMMUNITY’S RESPONSE […]

Hunting Fragments Over ‘Canned’

Banner Image courtesy of Campaign Against Canned Hunting In November 2015, the Professional Hunters’ Association of South Africa (PHASA) announced it was withdrawing support for the ‘canned’ lion/big cat hunting and breeding industry. Apart from ‘canned’ offering no element of ‘fair chase’ (which some elements of the professional hunting fraternity consider in their vision of […]

The Unsustainable Excuse

Petition – “Stop South Africa’s attempts to legalize trade in rhino horn“- Global March for Elephants and Rhinos   The “sustainable use of our natural resources” – Opinion After posting the Don Pinnock article (“Rhino sale bombshell hidden in new raft regulations,” Daily Maverick, 27 February 2017) the feedback received was ‘interesting’ – explaining the South African’s right […]

‘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 […]

‘Canned’ Duplicity and Decline

Petition – Stop the “Canned Hunting” of South Africa’s Lions The breeding of lion (and other animal ‘product’) has been going on for some 25 years plus in South Africa. The South African Department of Environmental Affairs’ (DEA’s) own candid definition of “canned lion hunting” clearly enlightens one to the morally reprehensible “artificial” nature of […]

“Volunteering with lions: discovering the truth behind the sham!”

Petition – “South African Government: Please Ban the Cruel Breeding of Blood Lions!“ Foreword by Malena Persson, Campaign Against Canned Hunting (CACH), UK “I often look at social media pages from various lion farms and shake my head in sadness, desperately wishing that the young volunteers, surrounded by lion cubs, would wake up to see […]

South Africa’s Rhino Dilemma

South Africa has an alarming problem with the poaching of rhino, including ‘rouge’ hunting ‘outfitters,’ police and authorities (allegedly): “Rogue South African trophy hunters are directly involved in ‘a mad scramble’ to poach rhinos and get their horns out of the Kruger National Park, according to reliable intelligence sources.” “Confidential documents reveal that the kingpin is a […]

“Life After Cecil….”

We have seen the emotional blackmail the hunting industry has recently stooped to with the raffle of lion hunts and now, the auction of ‘canned’ lions to the highest bidder. However, no true conservationist could willingly participate and directly fund activities that essentially breed animals to be subsequently hunted. The hunting industry needs to reform and base its notion […]

New Auction of ‘Canned’ Lions/Big Cats in South Africa

“‘Canned’ Industry, Deceit, Intimidation and Threats,” IWB, 20 February 2016 “Olivia 2016 Lion Auction” Video, Vleissentraal (Auctioneers), 3 February 2016 “61 Canned Lions Auctioned,” Campaign Against Canned Hunting, 22 February 2016   Vleissentraal Auction Results, 17 February 2016 PDF of Auction Results: “Statistieke Olive Private Game Reserve Leeuveiling 2016“ 21 male lions (including two 6 week old cubs), […]