The senseless killing of Cecil the Lion has exposed the trophy hunting industry for its vile and repulsive practices against wildlife. The world was horrified to learn the truth behind the practices of canned hunting, also known as captive hunting. The favorite among trophy hunters are lions. There are currently 6000-8000 lions that have been bred in captivity, in South Africa, strictly for killing.
Canned hunting, is the hunting of animals in a confined area from which there is no escape. The business of canned hunting is legal and flourishing in South Africa.
Lions bred in captivity for killing are subjected the most inhumane, cruel and sadistic brutality the world will ever know.
Cubs are taken from their mothers when they are only a few days old, bottle fed and reared by humans. This interaction and dependency creates a bond between man and animal so they lose their natural fear of people. Cubs are then introduced to the cub petting industry. Cubs used in the petting industry appear to be well cared for. It is not revealed to the general public, they have been bred for slaughter. Once the cubs become too big for the petting industry, they are thrown into the canned hunting industry.
Animals are forced into small overcrowded enclosures, are frequently underfed, abused and denied basic veterinary care. Once they become large enough to be hunted, they are fed at regular intervals at specific locations where hunters are often waiting with a bow and arrow or a bullet.
The premier of Ian Michler’s documentary Blood Lions, received a standing ovation. The film captures the true brutality, lions are bred into for the canned hunting industry. Interview with Ian Michler and clips from his documentary. http://www.news24.com/Live/Travel/SA-filmmaker-exposes-horrific-conditions-surrounding-canned-lion-hunts-in-SA-20150825
Blood Lions will continue to raise awareness and draw attention to the vile practices of canned hunt farms and their owners. I have hope, this film with help bring an end to the canned hunting and trophy hunting industries.