Latest Lion Aid News
Scandalous inbreeding of white lions at Paradise Wildlife Park
Thursday 4th April 2013
Please find below our latest Press Release:
Charities denounce inbred white lion programme at Paradise Wildlife Park.
Even zoo industry body the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquaria is opposed to the breeding of these animals, stating in a published paper on the issue that: “severe in-breeding has resulted in a number of congenital disorders and abnormalities, which may severely impact on the health and welfare of these animals”. Despite this, BIAZA allows both Paradise Wildlife Park and West Midland Safari Park to retain membership to the association even though the parks persist in keeping and breeding the white lions.
At the end of the last year, the two charities exposed West Midland Safari Park for supplying inbred white lion cubs to a notorious circus trainer, who then sent the animals to a travelling circus in Japan. The news caused widespread outrage amongst animal lovers around the UK.
Picture credit: http://bit.ly/16rnONE
Please support us if you can to conserve the remaining fragile lion populations. Thank you.
Tags: White lions, BIAZA, Paradise Wildlife Park, Wildlife Heritage Foundation,
Posted by Chris Macsween at 15:44
4th April 2013 at 18:09
Unfortunately the situation with breeding White Tigers, White Lions and other exotic breeds Ligon, Tigon, Jagion, Etc will only get worse. Animal encounters and interactions are growing in popularity and since Zoo’s do not allow this behavior people are starting to get more information from these roadside Zoos and attractions.
Joe Schreibvogel of GW Exotics is one such person who is becoming both popular and dangerous because of the information he spreads. On the surface GW Exotics http://www.gwzoo.org/ look okay until you find out they breed all types of animals including exotics including white tigers. Joe is a founding member of the United States Zoological Association http://www.usza.us/ which at first glance looks okay, until you read anything on the site. You will notice under Conservation a link for White Tigers which takes you to another website http://www.lairweb.org.nz/tiger/rewa.html. Here they talk about the inbreeding that occurs and how bad it is, but then they go on to say that the financial benefits of having a white tiger far exceeds the negative moral implications.
Since most people want these animal encounters they will align their thinking with anything that allows them to justify to themselves their own actions interacting with wild animals.
Add a new comment
New user sign up