Captive lions increase the risk of zoonotic diseases

When we take a step back and look at the industry as a whole, we are able to see the extent of the risks our wildlife and humans are possibly facing.

There are probably more than 15 000 predators in over 350 captive facilities in South Africa, including exotic species such as tigers that are not protected by our nature conservation legislation.

Holding wildlife in these commercial captive environments increases the chances of the spread of zoonotic diseases, not only from animal to animal, but from animal to humans too.

To learn more, visit The Sick 5 webpage.

Stop the interactions. Stop the trade.