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Grim ‘Blood Lions’ documentary worth watching again

This is an excerpt from an article written by John Harvey and published in print and online by Daily Dispatch on 08 May, 2021

Film more relevant than ever amid release of scathing report on unethical captive breeding of species.

The significance of environment, forestry & fisheries minister Barbara Creecy’s recommendation this week that captive lion breeding should be banned will not be lost on anyone, least of those who have campaigned for an end to canned lion hunting.

For the best part of a decade, activists have decried SAs lax environmental laws which have allowed the practice to continue more or less unchecked. They have also taken issue with the highly controversial lion bone trade to the East, where skeletal remains are used in traditional medicines or turned into trinkets.