Background

PRESS RELEASE: South Africa on the brink of phasing out the commercial captive lion breeding industry

18 August 2022 When the Blood Lions campaign was launched following the premier of the film in 2015, taking on the…

PRESS RELEASE: World Lion Day 2022

Powerful message released on World Lion Day: What would our children say if they knew the truth? 10 August 2022 Today…

PRESS RELEASE: New joint scientific study identifies a major research gap in animal welfare studies

10 May 2022 In a joint scientific study published earlier this month, Blood Lions and World Animal Protection identified a major…

NEWS: STOP Opening New Unethical Captive Wildlife Facilities in Africa

17 March 2022 A brand new “Luxury Eco Lodge and Licenced Zoo” on the Western slopes of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania was…

Youth For Lions Blog: A visit to the zoo or a captive wildlife facility – education or edutainment?

Written by Youth Ambassador, Stephanie Emmy Klarmann and published with permission There are some heated debates about the value of captive…

PRESS RELEASE: 75,504 global citizens urge Minister Creecy to finalise plans for a New Deal for People and Wildlife

14 October 2021 A weighty 75,504 global citizens (including at least 9,011 voices from South Africa) are calling on Minister Barbara…

BREAKING NEWS: Public participation has been reopened for the draft Policy Position

22 September 2021 The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) have reopened public participation regarding the draft Policy Position…

World Lion Day: There is hope for our lions

10 August 2021 On World Lion Day, the international community celebrates our iconic lions and raises awareness on the plight of…

BREAKING NEWS: International volunteer comes forward after recent attack by captive cheetah in a South African wildlife facility

07 July 2021 A young female volunteer from Belgium, assisting at a captive wildlife facility in South Africa, was left traumatised…

BREAKING NEWS: SA Government releases policy document to end the captive lion breeding industry in South Africa

29 June 2021 Blood Lions Statement: Minister Creecy of the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) has now released…