Stop Maliciously Slaughtering Lions for Trophies

Target: Ms. Barbara Creecy, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries in South Africa

Goal: Protect lions from gruesome death through trophy hunting.

The lions in South Africa are in acute danger due to the destruction of their habitats and humans’ gruesome hunting activities. These majestic animals endure horrible torture in captivity and meet a gruesome end during a sport called “canned hunting.” Despite growing evidence and civil society pressure, the closure of this industry is in a faraway distance.

Canned lion hunting in South Africa is one of the cruelest trophy hunting practices that exist in modern days. It is estimated that over 7,000 lions are held in captivity at over two hundred breeding farms across South Africa, although the number might be much higher.

The lions are born in captivity and forcefully taken away from their mothers within only a few hours of birth. The defenseless cubs are then used in petting zoos for human profit. The matured lions are moved to caged compounds where they spend the rest of their lives waiting to be released in yet another enclosure for the so-called ‘canned’ hunt. Trapped in the compounds, these magnificent animals do not stand a chance against the brutality of mankind.

After slaughtering the lions, the hunter leaves with his “trophy,” and the remains of the animal are sold in the international bone and meat trade.

The trade of live lions, parts, and byproducts other than for rescue, or as part of an endangered species breeding program and regulated scientific research has to stop. We must fight for the safeguard of these animals. The South African authorities have to end the cruel keeping of lions for canned hunting, and the ghastly practice itself.

Sign this petition to ban canned hunting in South Africa.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Miss Creecy,

Thousands of lions in South Africa are brutally slaughtered for human gain in a sport called “canned hunting.” This method entails the most horrific treatment of a living being. The animals are raised to be killed for entertainment, their parts are sold in the international bone and meat trade, all for human gain. South African lions are a vulnerable species, and this sport has a significant impact on the destruction of these majestic creatures. It is a great shame for a country to be associated with such cruelty.

The trade of live lions, parts, and byproducts other than for rescue, or as part of an endangered species breeding program and regulated scientific research must be prohibited. You must end the cruel keeping of these animals for canned hunting, and the ghastly practice itself. Save the precious lives of South African lions. Ban the hunt.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Mathias Appel

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11 Comments

  1. Julie Bates says:

    It’s ALL ABOUT THE $$$$ South Africa received !!!!!

  2. Jon Lenchner says:

    Trophy Hunters are Pathetic Soulless Sissies.

  3. Hunt all hunters and than Shoot to kill!

  4. Shelly Blazie says:

    HUMAN SCUM LIKE TRUMP FUCKING JUNIOR SHOULD BE ARRESTED FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE EXTINCTION OF SPECIES ON THR BRINK AND ANYONE WITH ANIMAL BODY PARTS FROM THEM ON THEIR MANSION WALLS AUGHT TO BE ARRESTED AND THE ANIMAL PARTS SEIZED AND RETURNED TO THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN TO BE BURIED WITH REPECT!

  5. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    Canned hunting is an ABOMINATION, a CRIME AGAINST NATURE. ALL CANNED HUNTS MUST BE BANNED EVERYWHERE NOW. BOYCOTT ALL COUNTRIES THAT DO THIS to help them get the message.

  6. Loraine Pretorius says:

    As a South African I am ashamed that our government does not ban trophy hunting. Its all about money and they don’t give a damn about the slaughter. SHAME ON YOU. SHAME ON YOU. You will not get my vote.

  7. Canned trophy hunting – it’s sort of like shooting fish in a barrel. The “Great White Hunter “ needs to get a conscience and lay down his weapons. The lack of hunters will stop the industry. The first step is to make it illegal to bring any trophies into other countries. This will hopefully slow the incentive to hunt. Better import and export laws can work when policed properly.

  8. Jaime Perez says:

    Hunters are nothing but cowardly murderers of innocent animals. If they want sport, then hunt each other. Kill off all hunters, they’re the boils on the earth’s butt!!

    • Agree with you , ALL these subhumans should be shot dead at dawn – like tomorrow. They HAVE to be eliminated, wicked monsters

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