Today is #WorldLionDay 🦁. Farming lions is big business. Cubs are bred for tourists to pet & adults are sold for canned hunts. The cubs on this South African farm are suffering from a neurological disorder & are unable to walk. Animal farms only care about 💰💰💰.#AnimalLeakspic.twitter.com/OpMf1X2cii
MR PRESIDENT: SHUT DOWN YOUR BIG CAT FACTORY FARMS!
In 2019, the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting exposed how a South African company was breeding TIGER cubs… and then selling sick tiger trophy hunts.
We also revealed that there are now a staggering 300 factory farms in South Africa breeding LIONS in cages – for trophy hunters to kill for “fun”.
The animals are shot in fenced enclosures where they have NO CHANCE of escape. Their bones are often sold onto Asian dealers for so-called traditional Chinese ‘medicines’.
In our latest investigation, we reveal how over 17,000 tigers and tiger body parts have been traded or seized over the past 5 years. Over 80% were destined for the traditional Chinese ‘medicine’ market.
The figure includes a number of tigers that were shot in South Africa by trophy hunters …
We can also reveal that South Africa now breeds LEOPARDS – so they can be shot by trophy hunters for fun, and their skins sold to traders.
Leading conservationists and politicians from around the world are backing the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting’s call to BAN this sick trade.
Now we are launching this mass petition to the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa. The South African government has just announced it is appointing a high-level ‘panel of experts’ to review its policies on breeding wild animals for trophy hunters to kill for kicks, and the terrible trade in lion bones and leopard skins.
We say: It’s time to BAN this wicked trade and CLOSE these sick Big Cat ‘Factory Farms’ NOW!
Please sign and share this petition – and help save endangered big cats TODAY!
To: Cyril Ramaphosa, President – South Africa From: [Your Name]
I call on you to CLOSE South Africa’s Big Cat Factory Farms.
Breeding lion and tiger cubs to be cuddled for cash and killed for kicks is IMMORAL. It is a stain on South Africa’s standing in the world.
It is time to end the big cat bone trade and to ban trophy hunting altogether.
Please act TODAY – for the good of wildlife, and for the good of South Africa’s reputation.
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