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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.

Join the Tourism Movement

Sign the Tourism Letter asking the South African Dept of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries to put an end to captive lion breeding.

Set a zero lion bone export quota

Submit your Lion Art  to the 800 Voices for 800 Lions Campaign to urge the South African Government to set a zero CITES lion bone quota.


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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 trade for entertainment

Sign the petition to call on African Governments to commit to ending the global trade in wildlife for entertainment at the G20 Leaders’ Summit this November 2020.

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 the wildlife pet trade

Sign the petition to call on African Governments to commit to ending the global wildlife trade for pets at the G20 Leaders’ Summit this November 2020.

Strengthen exotic big cat legislation

Email the South African Government and urge them to strengthen the legislation surrounding exotic big cats, such as tigers and jaguars.


RESOURCES

Videos

World Animal Protection: Promise 4 Wildlife

South Africa's captive bred lions face exploitation at every stage of their life cycle.Don't be part of the problem. Be part of the solution.Give a #Promise4Wildlife https://bit.ly/2xFT2uyWorld Animal Protection Africa World Animal Protection InternationalYouthForLions Humane Society International - Africa Green Girls in Africa FOUR PAWS South Africa Voice4Lions Conservation Action Trust EMS Foundation

Posted by Blood Lions on Thursday, 2 April 2020
World Health Day - #BanWildlifeMarkets

On #WorldHealthDay2020, over 240 organisations from across the world cosigned onto a joint letter to the World Health Organization (WHO), asking them to acknowledge that the cause of the COVID-19 outbreak is linked to wild animals being sold in markets.READ our press release here: http://bloodlions.org/press-release-a-call-to-the-world-health-organisation-to-assist-in-a-permanent-ban-on-wildlife-market/#BanWildlifeMarketsBorn Free Foundation FOUR PAWS International World Animal Protection International Humane Society International Green Girls in Africa YouthForLions Traveller24 Roving Reporters IOL News News24.com World Animal Protection Africa Humane Society International - Africa FOUR PAWS South Africa eNCAnews Eyewitness News Times LIVE

Posted by Blood Lions on Tuesday, 7 April 2020
The Youth's call to #BanWildlifeMarkets

Life as we knew it has changed, due to a pandemic which has forced us all to close our doors on the world.So how do we prevent something like this happening in the future?We need to take action against the exploitation of our wildlife.Add your voice to the call for WHO to advise that the consumption of wildlife as well as the use of wildlife in traditional medicines be banned globally. Sign the pledge, make a difference: http://bloodlions.org/banwildlifemarkets-pledge/#BanWildlifeMarkets to #StopTheSpreadWorld Animal Protection AfricaBlood Lions Green Girls in Africa For the Love of Wildlife Humane Society International - Africa FOUR PAWS South Africa WESSA Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa Wildlife ACT - Focused Conservation

Posted by YouthForLions on Monday, 18 May 2020