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SOME EXCELLENT NEWS COMING OUT OF SOUTH AFRICA – A FIRST STEP TOWARDS THE END OF CANNED LION HUNTING IN THAT COUNTRY
Tuesday 4th May 2021
A few days ago, Minister Creecy of the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries in South Africa approved the recommendation by a High Level Panel (HLP) to ban the breeding of lions in captivity for trophy hunting and other commercial exploitation.
This Panel has been conducting research and consulted widely for nearly two years before producing a report whose majority found that:
A majority on the HLP therefore concluded that:
We at LionAid are encouraged by this news, and we are delighted that this is credit to many years of hard work by our many partner organizations in South Africa.
We must remember that this is still only a first step, albeit a very important one, to see an end to the canned hunting industry in South Africa. The SA Parliament needs to take action to implement relevant laws, and we expect (already happening) many legal challenges in South African courts. We at LionAid will continue to support our South African partner organizations through the next stages.
Posted by Chris Macsween at 17:17
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