In a newly published, peer-reviewed welfare paper, Blood Lions in partnership with the World Animal Protection identified 170 physical and psychological conditions associated with keeping lions in captivity.

Some of the welfare challenges identified by our researchers included a wide range of diseases, physical injuries, malnutrition and obesity, a lack of (clean) water and abnormal behaviours, like excessive pacing and self-mutilation.

It’s time for South Africa to #CancelCaptivity.