Did you know that South Africa legally exports 800 lion skeletons every year?
This World Lion Day, Blood Lions and World Animal Protection have partnered to mobilise supporters and put pressure on the South African Government to set a zero CITES lion bone export quota.
We want to inspire YOU to raise YOUR voice for lions by creating your very own LION ART, whether this is drawing, painting, photography, music, poetry or dance – anything goes.
We are aiming for at least 800 pieces of art, representing the quota of 800 lion skeletons South Africa exported every year for use in traditional medicine that have no proven curative benefits.
It is our goal to submit these 800 pieces of lion art to Minister Barbara Creecy in the lead up to the G20 Summit and urge them to decide against a continuation of the legal trade in big cat bones and body parts.
Art submissions closed on Monday, 2 November 2020.
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NOTE: The artworks showcased below belong to the artists credited below each image.
Children’s Art Submissions
62 Submissions from Grade 4, Manor Gardens Primary School. South Africa
44 Submissions from Camelot College. South Africa
257 Submissions from La Lucia Junior Primary School. South Africa
27 Submissions from Class 2B, Thai Phien Primary School. Vietnam
Louise de Waal. South Africa
“Ngonyama”. Mthokozisi Zulu. South Africa
Lynne ‘The Tattooed Goddess’ Holder. South Africa
“Gabo Wildlife”. Carly Gamrasni Åhlén. United Kingdom
Jordan Kistasammy, Teriana James, Unathi Shelembe, Unako Masango. South Africa
Milkias Haily. South Africa
Minenhle Ntshangase. South Africa
Teriana James. South Africa
Siphokazi Malembe. South Africa
Mbali Tshabalala. South Africa
Thea White. South Africa
Sharav Ayer. South Africa
Gudula Scheer. Germany
Grade R Class. South Africa
Emily Tan. United Kingdom
“#800Lions”. Pooja Gupta. India
World Animal Protection Africa Team. Kenya
MJC Wichmann. Germany
“We Are One”. In Support of Panthera Africa
“800 Voices for 800 Lions”. John Nicolosi and ABUN. United States of America
Cathrine Nyquist, Karlos and Ivana. Panthera Africa. South Africa
“Wild and Free” by Amy May Roux. South Africa