Currently, almost 8 000 predators are being held in cages or confined areas, and none of this has anything to do with conservation. If we don’t act now, that number could well be over 12 000 within the next few years.
We urge everyone to Support the Campaign/Take Action/Join the Movement. You have the power to stop lions being bred for the bullet.
The NSPCA has huge animal welfare concerns for the animals exploited in the captive predator and canned hunting industry in South Africa. This industry is unregulated, uncontrolled and is responsible for untold cruelty. It is a tragedy that our wild animals are reduced to profit making machines. Coupled with this members of public are unwittingly encouraging and supporting this cruelty, so it is vital that the public are aware of the truth behind the industry so they can make informed decisions and hopefully choose not to support such an unethical industry.
Breeding magnificent wild creatures like lions in camps so that they can be slaughtered for ego and money is unconscionable and should be outlawed. Lions have the right to live in the wild and to continue playing their unique role within the ecological communities of Africa. The continued existence of the canned hunting industry is a moral outrage that diminishes us all. This important film shines a light into the dark corners of this ugly business.
Cruel, barbaric, macabre – all words used by Australian MPs about lion farming and the canned lion hunting industry in SA. Our campaign was glad to be able to assist and participate in a full length documentary that aims to expose a brutal industry whose whole business model is routine, egregious cruelty to helpless animals – for fun.
Captive lions have long been a blemish on South Africa’s wildlife and tourism landscape and their tragic story needed to be exposed before these practices negatively impacted on Brand South Africa. Congratulations to all involved in taking the time and making this happen.
“As a travel and conservation based organization, we find the “Blood Lions” documentary deeply disturbing. Despite being hard to watch, we urge people to get out there and see it. It is important to shed light on the dark and corrupt business of rearing lions for the purposes of hunting, in hopes of making a positive change. As we polled our membership, we found that individually each of our companies have chosen to stop booking all activities that contribute to this industry.”
South Africa’s failure to address the canned hunting industry has emboldened those who make a living out of the death of lions bred, raised and slaughtered on a ‘no kill, no fee’ basis. The canned hunting industry is unnatural, unethical and unacceptable. It delivers compromised animal welfare and zero education. It undermines conservation and creates a moral vacuum now inhabited by the greed and grotesque self-importance of those who derive pleasure in the taking of life.
Blood Lions lays bare the truth behind the canned hunting industry that, far from contributing to the future survival of the species, may, in fact, accelerate extinction in the wild, leaving behind a trail littered with rotting corpses of its helpless and hopeless victims.
The Marchig Animal Welfare Trust, in providing support for the making of this Documentary, does so in the firm belief that it is important that the true facts behind captive lion breeding and canned lion hunting in South Africa, is brought to the attention of a global audience in order to create awareness which in turn will lead to much needed change.
This is a timely, courageous as well as a deeply disturbing documentary. It is at the same time, a voice for the wild and the voiceless … of saying “NO MORE!” to that terrible triad of financial opportunism, deceit and indifference to the non-human animal by those claiming to be conservationists.
With the constant pressure on wildlife, every effort must be made to keep our last vestiges of natural fauna and flora protected. Canned hunting of any kind, along with the related consequences, must be condemned by humanity as not only a travesty of nature but also an utterly inhumane practise. Taming lion cubs only to later hunt them is an utterly inhumane practice. It is pseudo-hunting, a complete sham and does not even qualify as hunting on a sustainable use basis. Wildlife conservation has to evolve into practices that are ethical, humanitarian and sustainable. This will not be achieved if there is not real and fair community involvement which has not been part of the hunting fraternity’s evolution.
“Canned lion ‘hunting’ is nothing less than a bargain basement opportunity for foreign hunters to engage in one of South Africa’s most sordid practices. Hunting of captive bred lions entirely dependent on human fingerprints from cub to trophy is immoral, unethical and against all animal welfare concerns. The fact that it still continues as profitable commerce is a damning statement against all of us who have not properly engaged to snuff it out. Blood Lions is a good start to bring change.”
Dr Pieter Kat – Director: LionAid
Members of the Blood Lions team joined over 145 cities worldwide in the Global march for Elephant, Rhino and Lion on Saturday. We joined marches in Durban, Johannesburg, Seattle and Melbourne and had the privilege of speaking in Seattle and Durban. A huge thank you to the organisers of each event as well as the supporters who joined the marches to create awareness around the threats to our wildlife. Global March for Elephants and Rhinos Global March for Lions Global March for Elephants and Rhinos Durban Global March for Elephants-Rhinos-Lions Seattle Love Africa Scouts South Africa For the Love of Wildlife YouthForLions Wildlands
#BLOODLIONS has arrived in Johannesburg for the 17th CITES Congress of the Parties (COP) from 24 - 5 October 2016. Come and visit us at Stand 44 with NSPCA - National Council of SPCA's. While this CITES meeting will be an important one for trade in wildlife generally, lions and their conservation status will be a particularly lively issue. #BredForTheBullet CITES CITES CoP17 Traveller24 Africa Geographic Youth 4 African Wildlife YouthForLions
WATCH: 7 News Australia covers shocking new footage of a canned hunt by USA and South African hunters. Do you have footage that your would like to share? Please contact us on email@example.com #BLOODLIONS For the Love of Wildlife FOUR PAWS Australia Bryan Seymour
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Leopard Cubs at #Moholoholo Rehab centre allowed to be petted? No conservation value whatsoever #BanCubPetting https://t.co/mzzo5WuUxR
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Moholoholo Rehab centre found interacting with leopard cubs? After intense interaction -predators cannot be released https://t.co/AS9z6niQ0p
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26 September 2016
Plight of lions, particularly rare white lions, is in the spotlight at the CITES meeting this week CLEOPATRA... Read more
19 September 2016
The abominable South African practice of canned lion hunting has come under severe attack at the International Union... Read more
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