This is an excerpt from an article written by Anita Froneman and published online by Getaway on 3 July, 2020
A documentary feature film called Blood Lions shook the world when it exposed South Africa’s cruel canned hunting industries.
‘Currently, anywhere between 8 000 and 10 000 predators, possibly more, are being held in small enclosures on almost 300 captive predator facilities across the country,’ they say on their website.
Other predators including cheetah, leopards and tigers are often also the victims of this lucrative trade.
The organisation works hard to put an end to this exploitation through various campaigns to create awareness and educate the public.
Now, Blood Lions is launching a series of webinars that will unpack different elements which make up the captive predator breeding industry in South Africa and will be hosted by various specialists from the conservation sector.
The first session takes place next week Thursday July 9, and then every second week thereafter.