Approximately 1,000 lions are being shot annually in what we call canned or captured hunts

DURBAN – A South African documentary against the canned lion hunting industry has been causing a stir since it premiered at the Durban International Film Festival last week.

Blood Lions captures a journey inside the heart of an industry where predators are bred, for hunting in confined spaces.

It’s believed to generate around R100-million every year. Producers are pleased after three years of making the documentary. Blood Lions is expected to make distribution soon.