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South Africa bans captive breeding of lions

This is an excerpt from an article written and published online by Smile 90.4 FM on 05 May, 2021

Conservation agency, Blood Lions, has welcomed the decision by the Department of Environment that South African farms will no longer be allowed to participate in the practice of captive breeding of lions.

Minister Barbara Creecy made the announcement on Sunday and said a high-level panel had identified that the captive lion breeding industry poses too many risks to the sustainability of wild lion conservation.

She says her department will now put processes in place to halt the sale of captive lion derivatives – such as lion bones and hides – and the hunting of captive bred lions.

Director of Blood Lions, Pippa Hankinson says this brings to an end the practice of canned-lion hunting.

Listen to the full interview at the link below.