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TAKE ACTION FOR BIG CATS

Global Campaign with World Animal Protection

Blood Lions has partnered with World Animal Protection to continue raising global awareness around the predator breeding industry and to bring an end to the captive breeding and keeping of lions and other big cats for commercial purposes in South Africa.
In support of World Animal Protection’s pledge to world leaders to end the global wildlife trade, Blood Lions calls for a ban on trade in big cats and their body parts. Forever. This cruel trade causes not only immense suffering to thousands of captive big cats every year, but also puts us people risk from pandemics like COVID-19.
You can support us to end the trade in big cats Forever.

Take action NOW!

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WILDLIFE. NOT MEDICINE

The demand for traditional medicine is fuelling big cat farms in South Africa and Asia where lion and tiger cubs are born into a life of captivity.

South Africa is one of the few countries in Africa that allows the intensive captive breeding and keeping of lions and other big cats for commercial purposes.

The trade in lion bones is supplementing the demand for tiger bones and creating a bigger problem for tiger conservation. With fewer than 4,000 tigers left in the wild, every conservation effort to protect these predators in their natural habitat needs global support.

Celebrate World Tiger Day

Learn about how South African captive bred lions and tigers feed the Asian tiger trade.

Join the Movement

Find out How You Can Help bring an end to the commercial captive predator breeding industry.


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WILDLIFE. NOT ENTERTAINERS

Thousands of unsuspecting tourists and volunteers visit South Africa to touch or ‘rehabilitate’ lions, tigers, cheetahs and other big cats and are unaware that their money contributes to the fraudulent and exploitative use of these animals.

Changing wildlife tourism is an important part of the campaign to end the global wildlife trade. Forever.

End wildlife exploitation in South Africa

Sign the petition  urging the South African Government to implement a New Deal for People and Wildlife and further the protection of its iconic species.

Join the Tourism Campaign and Pledge

We invite all tourism operators to join us in committing to the Born To Live Wild Tourism Campaign by pledging not to support any operator that contributes to the cycle of exploitation.


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WILDLIFE. NOT PETS

Each year, millions of wild animals are captured from their natural habitats or born into captivity, just to become pets.

Cruelty and suffering is unavoidable in the breeding, sale and ownership of these wild animals.

South Africa is the largest exporter of live wild animals in Africa to Asia. Exotic big cat species such as tigers and jaguars are not covered by the South African legislation.

End captive breeding in South Africa

Sign the petition  urging the South African Government to implement a New Deal for People and Wildlife and further the protection of its iconic species.

Strengthen exotic big cat legislation in South Africa

Email the South African Government  and urge them to strengthen the country’s legislation surrounding exotic big cats, such as tigers and jaguars, and increase their protection rights.


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