Stop canned lion hunting

This video says about itself:

3 June 2013

Lions bred to be shot in South Africa’s ‘canned hunting‘ industry.

There are now more captive lions in South Africa than wild ones, and many of these animals are reared specifically to be shot and owned by wealthy tourists from Europe and North America. Patrick Barkham visits a lion-breeding farm in North Eastern Free State, South Africa, to investigate the relationship between the rearing of lions in captivity and the so-called ‘canned hunting’ industry.

• Warning: Contains graphic images.

From Global March for Lions in South Africa:

Global March for Lions – Cape Town

On 15 March 2014 the world will unite in a Global March for Lions.

We will call on our governments to BAN the deplorable Canned Hunting Industry. We will raise awareness to educate the rest of the world regarding every stage of the life-cycle of torture of a canned lion – the world needs to know and stop supporting the cub-petting and walk with lions experience – the first steps of untold misery for cubs ripped away from their mothers soon after birth. The fraudulent luring of ignorant volunteers who pay for the “privilege” to “care for” the cubs – all destined to be killed in an enclosed camp where they will have no way of escape. Often shot numerous times to prevent “spoiling” the trophy with a shot in the head, which will be mounted on a foreign wall and the bones exported to Asia for bogus medicine – all for top dollar.

Join us and help us expose this crime – a crime against the very essence of morality. A crime against nature, a crime against Africa, a crime against humanity!

In the run-up to the march (and during), we will support the work of Chris Mercer and Bev Prevan – Campaign Against Canned Hunting – for more information on their work, see

You can also “like” them on FB – International Campaign Against Canned Hunting.


Global March for Lions in Amsterdam, the Netherlands: here.

At a recent Global March for Lions held in Melbourne as part of a number of events in several cities across the world, the Australian government announced a ban on the importation of lion body parts into  the country. This decision will prevent hunters from bringing home hunting trophies and was welcomed by animal welfare groups. The ban is the first of its kind and sets a global precedent for the protection of African lions: here.

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