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SAPA’s Cynical PR Exercise Using Sylvester the Lion

The clumsy attempt by the South African Predator Association (SAPA) to try to gain some good ‘Public Relations’ regarding Sylvester, a lion that recently escaped Karoo National Park with an offer of “Relocation of Karoo lion and replacement with another lion” (see the SAPA’s offer statement in full below). The SAPA’s Statement “Relocation of Karoo lion…

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New Auction of ‘Canned’ Lions/Big Cats in South Africa

“‘Canned’ Industry, Deceit, Intimidation and Threats,” IWB, 20 February 2016 “Olivia 2016 Lion Auction” Video, Vleissentraal (Auctioneers), 3 February 2016 “61 Canned Lions Auctioned,” Campaign Against Canned Hunting, 22 February 2016   Vleissentraal Auction Results, 17 February 2016 PDF of Auction Results: “Statistieke Olive Private Game Reserve Leeuveiling 2016“ 21 male lions (including two 6 week old cubs),…

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Commoditisation of Rhino Horn Trade ‘Self-Approved’ in South Africa

On 26 November 2015, South Africa’s, Pretoria High Court ‘approved’ a challenge by two rhino farmers (John Hume and Johan Kruger) to sell their stockpiles of ‘harvested’ rhino horn, overturning a 2009 moratorium on such trade. Note: For those not familiar with John Hume’s rhino harvesting approach, this has been previously summarised and attached at Appendix 1…

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“The End of ‘Canned Hunting’ Looks Imminent”

Update: African Lion Working Group (ALWG) ‘finally’ joins the Professional Hunters Association, South Africa (PHASA) in condemning  “captive-bred (‘canned’) lion hunting.” ______________________________________________________________________________ “The turning tide: Blood Lions v lion breeding and canned hunting,” Daily Maverick, 13 December 2015 “But now comes the real test……” “From now PHASA will be judged not on their statement but their…

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Safari Club International’s (SCI’s) ‘Secret’ Conference with the South African Government

Reference: Untold Africa Report, 10 November 2015 Animal Activists (Ban Animal Trading) Access ‘Secret’ Meeting, 13 November 2015 Video – Ban Animal Trading (BAT) Entering ‘Secret’ Meeting, 13 November 2015  What is the ‘secret’ invitation only ‘conference’ between Safari Club International (SCI) and South African Government officials about? This 4 day ‘conference’ (“The African Wildlife Consultative Forum”) meeting is…

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Cecil the Lion’s Hunter Guide (Theo Bronkhorst) Arrested

**UPDATE- Sept 18 2015- Bronkhorst has just been released and his SMUGGLING CHARGES DROPPED** – ——————————————————– Zimbabwe cops just arrested the professional hunter Walter Palmer hired for his trip to kill Cecil the Lion. Theo Bronkhorst, the professional hunter who carried out the planning and tracking of Cecil the Lion for Walter Palmer was arrested AGAIN earlier…