This is an excerpt from an article published online by The Citizen on 11 September, 2020.

Zanchieta Wild Cat Farm alleged that the images and footage were defamatory, and accused Blood Lions of being the reason why volunteer agencies no longer refer volunteers to the facility. 

The Pietermaritzburg High Court has dismissed an appeal filed by a wild cat ‘rehabilitation centre’, after Blood Lions showed the facility in its 2015 documentary. 

Images of Zanchieta’s lions, and an interview with one of its representatives, was shown in the Blood Lions documentary. Zanchieta Wild Cat Farm alleged that the images and footage were defamatory, and accused Blood Lions of being the reason why volunteer agencies no longer refer volunteers to the facility. 

Blood Lions is an organisation concerned with stopping the captive-bred lion industry, canned hunting and the export of bones and body parts.

Read More: https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/courts/2357153/blood-lions-wins-another-appeal-this-time-against-wild-cat-rehab-facility/