Tag Archives | canned hunting

South Africa Ignores Public Opinion – Gives the Green Light to Sell 800 Lion Skeletons to Asia

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With the pressure to end canned hunting South Africa is not deterred from selling lion skeletons to Asia. The South African Department of Environmental Affairs’ (DEA) has blatantly ignored public opinion by formally approving the export of 800 lion skeletons to Asia this year. This in spite of international condemnation from conservationists and local stakeholders. […]

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Is Trophy Hunting a Dying Sport?

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With all the attention trophy hunting has been getting of late is it rapidly becoming a dying sport? Trophy hunting at it’s finest! She’s got him in lined up in the cross-hairs. He’s a gorgeous specimen and will look grand on her office wall. She pulls the trigger. He lurches forward. The herd panics and […]

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Why the African Lion is Important to the Ecosystem

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Besides being the King of Beasts, the African Lion plays a crucial role in their environment. Without them, entire ecosystems can falter. At times we may wonder… How much do we really know about African lions? What is their current conservation status? Why are these lions significant? Once we know about these lions, how can we […]

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A Visit With The Rescued Lion Cubs in Their Forever Home

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PHOTOS What a treat to actually see the rescued lion cubs George and Yame knowing we helped a bit to make it possible. “Do you think we could see the lion cubs?” I asked Linda Park on our arrival in Johannesburg. Leaving right at dawn Russ, Margie Kolver (with One More Generation SA) and I […]

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Breeding Cheetahs: For What Real Purpose?

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If not released to the wilds why are we breeding Cheetahs? Gene pool conservation, zoos, canned hunting, entertainment. Nestled in the hills near Hartebeestpoort dam is a Cheetah Center started back in 1971 when a farmer shot a female Cheetah with cubs. Today, the 50 odd resident Cheetah live in spacious enclosures and are gorgeous […]

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The Hunter Becomes the Hunted, Kendall Jones

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A US citizen reacts to seeing, reading about teen hunter Kendall Jones. We wondered what regular folk thought about Texas’ teen huntress. When one of our new volunteers expressed absolute dismay we asked her to jot down her thoughts… by doing so she learned a most valuable lesson. What a fellow US citizen has to […]

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