Lion Brutally Attacks Trainer In The Middle Of Circus Show

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By : Hannah Watte
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The horrendous moment a lion attacks his trainer while cruelly performing in a circus has been caught on camera and it’s really awful.

The terrifying situation was filmed by a tourist as they watched the torturous circus in Lviv, Ukraine, causing mass outrage among viewers.

In the frightening footage, the a pack of lions are being made to perform tricks in a tiny, wire-mesh cage, when one of the lion jumps up and pounces on one of the trainers.

Another lion turns on trainer Oleksiy Pinko and for a few moments, he completely disappears beneath the powerful creatures.

Frantically, Pinko tries to push the lions back with a metal rod, but one of the beasts rears up and bites him in the leg, while another locks his strong jaws around his arm.

The audience, which contained hundreds of people, including children, start to scream in horror while other trainers use water hoses and metal bars to pry the lions of Pinko who was feeling the full wrath of the big cats.

After a fearsome battle, Pinko manages to make his escape away from the angry pair and emerges limping and dripping with blood.

A witness said:

I was just grabbing my daughter and trying to run because I thought they were going to get out.

Pinko, who is apparently famous for conducting death-defying, but undeniable cruel tricks involving lions in the circus, was later rushed to hospital for emergency surgery.

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Despite his injuries, Pinko made a full recovery and has been seen performing in the circus among the big cats since.

The watchers, however, seem to be and understandably more on the side of the meanly kept lions.

One said:

The use of wild animals in the circus needs to be banned.

Here’s the full shocking version:

Another added:

I’m sorry but I’m totally on the side of the lions here. It’s shocking making them try to perform.

Really scary footage.

It’s great the trainer made a full recovery, but circus’ like this should not be encouraged, especially if it involves the abusing of large wild animals.

If you force animals into captivity and force them to do things against their will, then at some point they’re going to snap…

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National Geographic: Snaring is now the Dominant Threat to Africa’s Lions

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Lions like this female are increasingly falling prey to an indiscriminate killer: snares. Lion Eyes by Jeremy Vandel. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

I recently read another great story from National Geographic. In it, author Rachel Nuwer and photographer Steve Winter detail the rise of the new dominant threat to African lions: snaring.

I am not going to summarize the story in much detail here, because it would be far better if you read the original. However, as a brief synopsis, people have eaten wild game (bushmeat) in Africa for millennia. Snares are a cheap and effective way to catch game, since they can be constructed from easily-accessible materials and work while the hunter is away.

Unfortunately, snares are also indiscriminate and brutal. They catch any animal that is unlucky enough to walk into them, regardless of which species is being targeted, and often cause horrible injuries and painful deaths. In…

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Sign Petition: Save Mufasa the White Lion

Mufasa is a white lion. There are less than 300 of his kind left in the world, of which only 13 exist in the wild.

Mufasa was confiscated by law enforcement and handed to a wildlife rehabilitation center to be cared for. The rehab centre acquired a second cub Suraya, as a companion for Mufasa. Mufasa and Suraya are now three years old and are inseparable.

Nature conservation officials refused permission for Mufasa to be relocated to a sanctuary, who offered to care for both Mufasa and Suraya for their natural lives, free of charge. Instead, the rehab centre was told telephonically that Mufasa will be auctioned to raise funds for the department.

We ask you to sign our petition, asking for both Mufasa and Suraya to be donated to a sanctuary chosen by the people who took care of them for the past three years, to prevent them from being exploited.

The Honourable Member of the Executive Counsil, Department of Rural Environmental and Agricultural Development, North west South Africa.

RELOCATION OF CONFISCATED LION MALE- MUFASA AND FEMALE SURAYA

We hereby petition you to review the decision of the Northwest Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural development (READ) to refuse a relocation permit for Mufasa and to grant a permit only for the lioness who has been Mufasa’s companion for almost three years.

In terms of an agreement with READ , the rehab centre who cared for the two lions, and carried the costs thereof up to date, has the right to propose a sanctuary, where the lions are to be cared for. Sanwild has agreed to take the lions and to care for them free of charge, and the rehab put in an official proposal for the two to be released in Sanwild. This proposal was refused

The reasons why we believe the existing decision should be overturned are as follows:

1) Mufasa has had a vasectomy and is no longer able to breed and is therefore of no interest to a breeder. The only commercial value he has, is to be hunted in a put and chase hunt, otherwise known as a canned hunt.

2) Mufasa and Suraya have formed an inseparable bond. If the two are separated, both will suffer trauma and stress.

3) You are no doubt aware of the decision reached at COP 17 of CITES in Johannesburg during 2016 and the amendment noted in Conf 17-8 concerning the Disposal of illegally traded and confiscated specimens of CITES-listed species. We specifically draw your attention to the decision tree analysis for captive options, formulated in Resolution Conf. 17.8 – 14. We will not dwell on the contents, but only wish to highlight the first two requirements

a. As a point of departure the confiscating authority should consider releasing the specimen in the wild.

b. If that is not feasible and there is space available in non-commercial captive facility (e.g. a lifetime-care facility) the confiscating authority should execute an agreement and transfer the animal.

4) Mufasa is a text book case of the above and we believe it will be a transgression of both the spirit and the fabric of CITES to treat him otherwise.

5) There are no other suitable sanctuaries in the North west province that are able to care for both lions and the best practical nvironmental option in the interest of the welfare of the two lions are to be released to Sanwild.

We therefor petition you to intervene and to authorise the relocation permit for both lions to Sanwild.

Yours truly

Friends of Mufasa

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/894/071/669/save-mufasa-the-white-lion/

Justice for Five Lions Murdered with Poison and Mutilated

Poachers have broken into a wildlife reserve and brutally killed five lions with poison. The lions suffered horrible deaths and were then mutilated by the killers. Sign this petition to demand the poachers be brought to justice.

Source: Justice for Five Lions Murdered with Poison and Mutilated

October 4th is World Animal Day

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Did you know… lionesses often give birth at the same time, raising and even nursing all the cubs communally, showing no favoritism for their own offspring…

Heart-Breaking News! Male Lion Allegedly Killed By American Trophy Hunter At The Umbabat Private Nature Reserve In South Africa – World Animal News

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By Lauren Lewis –
June 12, 2018

The photo is not of the lion that was killed.
On Friday a male lion, most-likely lured out of Kruger National Park with bait provided by an elephant and buffalo hunt, was shot by an alleged American trophy hunter in Umbabat Private Nature Reserve.
As per the Daily Maverick, unconfirmed reports suggest the lion may have been the leader of the Western Pride named Skye. If so, his cubs will be killed by another male taking over the pride.
Making the situation even more unfathomable, the tragic hunt took place despite non-profits EMS Foundation and Ban Animal Trading, sent a Cease and Desist warning to the Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR) chairman, Rob Garmany, CEO of Kruger Park Glen Philips and The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency, threatening legal action if the hunt occurred.
Why are APNR members, which border Kruger National Park, even allowed to hunt animals from one of Africa’s premier, state-owned game reserves?
The non-profit organizations, the EMS Foundation which focuses on the advancement and protection of the rights and general welfare of wild animals, children, elderly persons and other vulnerable groups in South Africa and Africa and Ban Animal Trading which concentrates on local investigations into various forms of animal abuse and neglect as well as helping to educate South Africans about animal rights, are now considering the next legal steps they will take.
While few tourists are aware of this, a significant amount of hunting takes place in the APNR each year that is sanctioned by the Kruger National Park and Provincial Authorities.
According to the Daily Maverick, the combined permitted APNR quota for 2018 for national private reserves Timbavati, Klaserie, Umbabat and Balule was 4,467 wild animals. “This included 52 elephants plus a bull older than 50 in Umbabat which could potentially be a 100-pound tusker, which many argue should never be hunted. It also listed 36 buffalo (despite a 68% drop in numbers to 2,327 in 2017), 44 kudu, 19 warthogs, seven hippos, a lion, a leopard, eight hyenas, five giraffes and 4,171 impalas.”
A lion that was excluded by Kruger, the article continued, was hunted anyway after permission to hunt one was given by the licensing authority, the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency.
There is tension in the APNR association which represents 1,800 square kilometers of land that is supposedly dedicated to “conservation.” The strife continues to grow between lodges that rely on tourists who want to experience live animals and hunting properties and hunters who want to kill them.
This is wrong on so many levels. The killing of innocent animals needs to stop, period.
R.I.P. Sweet Lion! If tragically you are the leader of the Skye pride, our heart breaks for your poor cubs as well.

https://worldanimalnews.com/heart-breaking-news-male-lion-allegedly-killed-by-american-trophy-hunter-at-the-umbabat-private-nature-reserve-in-south-africa/
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Petition · Ugandan Wildlife Authority: Stop the revenge poisoning of the tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park · Change.org

Save the Lions of Uganda
Phil Dolliff started this petition to Ugandan and 2 others

On April 11th a cute pride of 3 lionesses and 8 cubs was found after being killed by poisoning probably in revenge for preying on livestock.

This is at least the second such mass poisoning of lions from Queen Elizabeth National Park. These tree climbing lions live in only two places in the world and are endangered by habitat loss and rapidly growing populations around the park.

Please sign the petition today to help us save these magnificent creatures by urging the Ugandan Wildlife Authority to take action to save these lions through better community outreach and better compensation for the herding families that surround the park and lose their livestock to lions that wander from the park.

Please also donate to Uganda’s conservation partners such as the African Wildlife Foundation. I have seen the unique and beautiful tree climbing lions in this park and urge you to help save them.

https://www.change.org/p/ugandan-wildlife-authority-stop-the-revenge-poisoning-of-the-tree-climbing-lions-in-queen-elizabeth-national-park?source_location=update_footer&algorithm=promoted&original_footer_petition_id=12156454&grid_position=1&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAD4%2FyAAAAAAAWt9ulkdclB9jZGZjMmFjYw%3D%3D

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Petition · Ugandan Wildlife Authority: Stop the revenge poisoning of the tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park · Change.org

Stop the revenge poisoning of the tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Phil Dolliff started this petition to Ugandan and 2 others

On April 11th a cute pride of 3 lionesses and 8 cubs was found after being killed by poisoning probably in revenge for preying on livestock.

This is at least the second such mass poisoning of lions from Queen Elizabeth National Park. These tree climbing lions live in only two places in the world and are endangered by habitat loss and rapidly growing populations around the park.

Please sign the petition today to help us save these magnificent creatures by urging the Ugandan Wildlife Authority to take action to save these lions through better community outreach and better compensation for the herding families that surround the park and lose their livestock to lions that wander from the park.

Please also donate to Uganda’s conservation partners such as the African Wildlife Foundation. I have seen the unique and beautiful tree climbing lions in this park and urge you to help save them.

https://www.change.org/p/ugandan-wildlife-authority-stop-the-revenge-poisoning-of-the-tree-climbing-lions-in-queen-elizabeth-national-park?source_location=petition_footer&algorithm=promoted&original_footer_petition_id=13111750&grid_position=1&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAD4%2FyAAAAAAAWte85bzgEjFmNmQ2NjcxNQ%3D%3D

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Register now for a Live-Stream Discussion About Trophy Hunting and Lion Conservation on August 10

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Last year, Cecil the lion’s illegal slaying at the hands of American trophy hunter Walter Palmer triggered unprecedented public outrage. Thousands of people were appalled by the killing, and their outcry has forced conservationists to take a hard look at the practice of trophy hunting. Cecil’s death also brought public attention to the lion’s (Panthera leo) shocking decline, leading to stricter protections for the species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Now National Geographic is hosting an online forum about lion conservation and trophy hunting, and everyone is welcome to attend.

The forum will take place from 9:30 – 11am (I assume EST) on Wednesday, August 10: World Lion Day. It will feature several renowned lion conservationists and scientists, all of whom will be discussing the aforementioned topics. To tune in to the discussion, follow this link and…

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Vital Support Needed ASAP for Namibia’s #DesertLions. Please support and Share!

 

Ok people….you all have heard what is happening with the Desert Lions lately….and most recent the shooting of ‪#‎DesertLionHarry‬ one of the 5 Musketeers 😦  You are getting an idea the…

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Stop Killing Endangered Desert Lions

 

Three endangered lions were recently shot by a farmer in Namibia. One was killed, and two injured. Demand new regulations to prevent any more killings of these imperiled animals.

Source: Stop Killing Endangered Desert Lions

Video: Lion Charges at Toddler in Japan Zoo | News | PETA Asia

 

Animals don’t want to be held captive to entertain annoying crowds and noisy children. This lion at a zoo in Chiba, Japan made that very clear.

Source: Video: Lion Charges at Toddler in Japan Zoo | News | PETA Asia

‘Leaked Video’ Shows Lion Get Revenge on Trophy Hunter | News | PETA Asia

Racking up over a million YouTube views in just three days, this viral video shows a lion apparently getting his revenge on a trophy hunter in South Africa.

Source: ‘Leaked Video’ Shows Lion Get Revenge on Trophy Hunter | News | PETA Asia

Stop Murdering Lion Cubs

 

Two lion cubs and their mom were reportedly shot by park rangers for wandering outside the boundaries of a national park. Demand the other escaped lions be returned to the park unharmed and that the policy that allows such horrific actions to take place immediately be changed.

Source: Stop Murdering Lion Cubs

Lions Needlessly Murdered by Zoo Deserve Justice

 

Two lions were shot and killed by zoo staff when a man broke into their enclosure to allegedly incite them to attack him. Security could have acted faster to stop the man or used tranquilizers to pacify the animals. Demand that authorities to investigate this incident and acknowledge the cruelty and danger of keeping wild animals captive.

Source: Lions Needlessly Murdered by Zoo Deserve Justice

Punish Man for Jumping Into Lion Enclosure While Drunk

 

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A drunk man reportedly jumped into a lion enclosure and antagonized the animal, narrowly escaping an attack. Video shows him attempting to shake the lion’s hand. Take a stand for all zoo animals and demand the harshest possible penalty for this trespasser.

Source: Punish Man for Jumping Into Lion Enclosure While Drunk

Success: Once-Exterminated Lions Return to Rwanda

Lions who were once extinct in Rwanda have returned. Thank the Rwandan park director who aided in making this happen.

Source: Success: Once-Exterminated Lions Return to Rwanda

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petition: Tell This Danish Zoo: Don’t Kill a Lion Cub for No Reason and then Dissect it Publicly!

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Walking for Lions 2015 Fundraiser – 27 March – Please Share!

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Please can we kindly ask all our friends and supporters to share this post as far and wide as you, we really need all the support we can get for our upcoming fundraiser.

With our sincere gratitude and thanks, the WFL Team

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NC Zoo announces winning names for lion cubs

Lions, new film

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This video is called Lion Ark – Official Trailer.

From Wildlife Extra:

ADI’s award-winning film Lion Ark goes global

The award-winning documentary Lion Ark is to be distributed worldwide thanks to a deal the charity Animal Defenders International (ADI) brokered with ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE).

The deal was signed ahead of Lion Ark’s theatrical release in cinemas across the UK in November.

Lion Ark follows a team from ADI as they rescued 25 lions from circuses in Bolivia after the country’s government banned wild animal acts. The government’s decision was the direct result of ADI’s two-year undercover investigation into circuses across South America.

The film shows the team journeying across a vast, hostile terrain to track down the circuses defying the new law in order to save the animals from a lifetime of cruelty. It reaches a joyous finale as 25 lions are airlifted in ADI’s Operation…

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