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Canned lion hunting is ‘damaging brand South Africa’

This article was written by Shannon Ebrahim and published in The Star and online by on 13 October, 2017

Anyone who has watched the internationally acclaimed documentary Blood Lions will agree that the practice of hunting captive bred lions is cruel, barbaric and macabre. Two years ago the South African government admitted to mounting public concern over canned lion hunting.
After stakeholder consultations in 2015, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) largely ignored the input of conservation groups, and sided with the breeders who raise lions in cages in order to be shot and killed by foreign thrill-seekers.

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