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Archive for April, 2013

As tigers go extinct Chinese medicine switches to lions.

http://www.care2.com/causes/as-tigers-go-extinct-chinese-medicine-switches-to-lions.html


YouTube video draws focus to trophy hunting in SA

A new video of a canned lion hunt has been making waves on the internet, bringing renewed attention to trophy hunting in South Africa.

Canned hunting in South Africa dominated headlines in the late 1990s and spawned a petition with 35 000 signatories asking for it to be banned.

The trend worldwide is to ban trophy hunting and Botswana recently announced that it would ban all trophy hunting from 2014 onwards.

But in South Africa it is still legal. The environmental affairs department’s policy on this states that hunting gives the money that allows for the conservation of the Big Five, which are expensive to keep, and also helps take care of the smaller animals, which are less popular targets for hunters.

http://mg.co.za/article/2013-04-22-youtube-canned-hunting-video-draws-attention


Tourists lured to South Africa to take part in shameful trophy hunts

THE lion cub in my arms is just two months old. His dappled yellow fur is cotton-wool soft and his long lashed eyes glow gold. He is calendar-cute, picture perfect, but when he scrambles out of my arms razor-sharp claws scrape my skin and I’m jolted back to reality, reminded that he’s a wild animal. That I’m able to cradle him at all is paradoxical.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/393270/Tourists-lured-to-South-Africa-to-take-part-in-shameful-trophy-hunts

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