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South African Government announces their
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industry in South Africa

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BRED FOR THE BULLET

Every single day in South Africa captive bred and human habituated lions continue to be killed in canned hunts and hundreds more are slaughtered annually for their bones to be harvested for, among other uses, traditional medicines in Southeast Asia.

BLOOD LIONS exposes the exploitation of lions used for interactive actities with captive wildlife in tourism including cub petting, walking with lions and voluntourism. These unethical and insidious practices form part of the life cycle of a lion in the commercial captive predator breeding industry in South Africa.

The Blood Lions story is a compelling call to action to have these practices stopped and the industry closed down.

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A documentary feature film that blows the lid off misleading claims made by the predator breeding and canned hunting industries in South Africa.

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THE BLOOD LIONS CAMPAIGN

Currently, anywhere between 8,000 and 10,000 predators, possibly more, are being held in small enclosures on 350+ captive predator facilities across South Africa. Despite claims made by the commercial captive predator breeding industry, it is commonly accepted by leading wildlife and conservation scientists globally that this industry does not support conservation of lions in the wild.

Most South African predator facilities are commercial operations breeding and exploiting wildlife for a range of activities, from canned hunting and the bone trade to the extremely lucrative cub petting, walking with lions and voluntourism activities. There is growing scientific evidence to suggest that the captive lion breeding industry in South Africa poses a real and serious health risk to thousands of tourists, industry workers and communities from Zoonotic diseases.

YOUTH FOR LIONS

Youth For Lions is a young, vibrant sub-campaign of Blood Lions® that mobilizes the global youth to help bring an end to the exploitative interactive tourism industry in South Africa.

Our team of Ambassadors aims to educate young people about how cub petting, walking with predators, and volunteering at predator farms enables and contributes to the wider captive predator industry in South Africa.

We invite YOU to get involved and become part of this worldwide movement to end the cruel cycle of exploitation.

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