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), […]

‘Blood Lions’ Released on DVD in the USA

Public Media Distribution LLC. announced 5 January 2016, that it is releasing the much anticipated feature documentary ‘Blood Lions‘ on DVD in the USA (hopefully, with distribution across other regions to follow). ‘Blood Lions’ exposes the ‘canned’ lion ‘farming’ industry in South Africa, where lions and other big cats (tigers, leopard, puma etc.) are ‘bred for the bullet.’ The […]

Blood Lions – The cat is most certainly out of the bag

http://cecilsangels.com Imagine the elation I felt when I received an email from Ian Michler (special consultant and lead character in ‘Blood Lions’) saying he would grant me an interview for this blog.  I proceeded to do the happy dance but abruptly stopped mid-shimmy realizing I’d have to re-watch the film and that’s when the nausea set […]