Four suspects arrested for allegedly trying to sell lion paws, are expected to apply for bail on Tuesday 14 January 2020.
The Hawks announced on Wednesday that four suspects have been arrested for being in possession of lion bones.
Four suspects have been arrested for allegedly trying to sell lion paws to an ‘undercover agent’ for R300 000 in Rustenburg.
North West police are investigating a case of illegal hunting after eight lions were brutally killed in the vicinity of Swartruggens.
Captive breeding is permissible under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
International Network for Animals (NFA) has called on South African decision-makers to urgently address the legislative gaps around canned lion hunting.
Tigers, leopards, lions, elephants and rhinos were among the many species of wild animals on offer by South African hunting outfitters at the first-ever Chinese hunting show in Shanghai last weekend.
It was in Umbabat that a lion was recently hunted and ended up being discussed in Parliament, following accusations that it was an under-age pride male and was baited illegally.
Captive Bred Lions destined for canned hunting or slaughter for their bones are not protected by South Africa’s animal welfare laws. The Departments responsible for their welfare and regulating the industry are simply ‘passing the buck’.
There was an overwhelming consensus for the need to bring an end to the controversial captive lion breeding industry in South Africa at a two-day Parliamentary Colloquium of the Portfolio Committee of Environmental Affairs.
The largest airline exporter of lion bones from South Africa to Southeast Asia will no longer support SA’s bone trade from captive-bred big cats.
Outrage, secrecy, abomination, controversy, suspicion, and cat and mouse game, are some of the verbalisations around the events linked to the lion hunt in the Umbabat Private Nature Reserve bordering Kruger National Park (KNP), of what is believed to be Skye, leader of the Western pride.
While tourists fork out the big bucks to take selfies with lions in captivity, a lot of that money is going towards very sinister practices.
South Africa’s unregulated captive lion breeding industry will shortly be reviewed by the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs in a two-day hearing open to the public.
While the practice of so-called “canned hunting” can still go ahead, trophies from these kills can no longer be imported into the USA.
A new documentary sheds light on the truth about lion breeding and hunting and exposes the half-truths told by those advocating for trophy hunting in South Africa.