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17 000+ Lions exported from South Africa in 10 years
28th April 2021

The CITES Trade Database shows that over 17 000 lions have been exported from South Africa over the last 10 years……

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Captive lions increase the risk of zoonotic diseases
23rd April 2021

When we take a step back and look at the industry as a whole, we are able to see the extent…

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Three times more captive than wild lions in South Africa
20th April 2021

There are 8 000 – 12 000 captive lions in South Africa that are often kept in small enclosures. This is…

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How can we prevent zoonotic disease outbreaks?
14th April 2021

This pandemic has taught us that we can no longer afford to underestimate the potential impact of zoonotic diseases. But what…

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What have we learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic?
9th April 2021

This pandemic has taught us that we can no longer afford to underestimate the potential impact of zoonotic diseases. In order…

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Thousands of people at risk of infection
6th April 2021

The commercial captive breeding industry in South Africa puts thousands of people at risk of infection with potential zoonotic diseases. This…

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No studies conducted on commercial breeding farms
29th March 2021

There are currently no known scientific studies that have investigated lion’s health and diseases on commercial breeding farms in South Africa,…

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23 human diseases found in lions
22nd March 2021

Although there are 5 main diseases we’ve unpacked in #TheSick5, there are a total of 23 diseases that can potentially be transmitted…

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How does a “zoonotic jump” occur?
19th March 2021

Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases caused by bacteria, parasites or viruses that can be passed between mammals and people. The pathogen…

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Five major diseases linked to captive lion breeding
12th March 2021

Five major diseases have been identified in Blood Lions’ recently released study with World Animal Protection that can inflict serious health…

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