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South African Government announces their support to end the captive lion breeding industry in South Africa

05 May 2021 Minister Barbara Creecy and the South African Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) have courageously taken…

PRESS RELEASE: The writing is on the wall for the captive lion breeding industry

02 May 2021 Today at a stakeholder’s feedback meeting in Pretoria, Minister Creecy of the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the…

PRESS RELEASE: Public health risks from “The Sick 5” go unchecked in captive lion breeding industry

9 March 2021 A joint scientific study by Blood Lions and World Animal Protection highlights how the captive lion breeding industry…

PRESS RELEASE: Award-winning publisher Green Kids Club releases new book: A Tail of Three Lions

23 December 2020 Durban, South Africa [23 December 2020] – Green Kids Club, Inc. announced today the release of the seventh…

PRESS RELEASE: Pressure mounts on SA government to ban captive lion breeding

4 December 2020 Condemnation of South Africa’s captive lion breeding industry and its associated spin-off industries has increased globally, with lion…

PRESS RELEASE: World Tourism Day

27 September 2020 Lion farms could put public health and thousands of animals at risk of disease. A joint scientific study…

Another win for Blood Lions: Zanchieta loses appeal against Blood Lions

STATEMENT: 10 September 2020 The full bench of the High Court of South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal Division, Pietermaritzburg (the “High Court”) has…

PRESS RELEASE: World Lion Day – 800 Voices for 800 Lions

10 August 2020 Today is World Lion Day (10 August) – a day to celebrate one of Africa’s most iconic species…

BREAKING NEWS: Ukutula loses application against Blood Lions

31 July 2020 The Honourable Mr Justice Koen has dismissed the Ukutula application against BLOOD LIONS, and instructed Ukutula to pay…

PRESS RELEASE: World Tiger Day – South Africa breeds lions and tigers for traditional medicine

29 July 2020 In support of World Tiger Day (29 July), Blood Lions puts the focus on the international trade in…