Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Edward Abbey

13 December 2010

Canned lion hunting legalised in South Africa

It is with horror that I heard that the ban on canned lion hunting has been lifted. I don't know how we are going to do it, but every single person who cares about animals (human and non-human) is going to have to do their bit to get this reversed.

How can we allow the ultimate symbol of freedom and wilderness to be abused in this tragic manner?

You can read the supreme court ruling for yourself, but be warned that the stone-cold manner in which this judgement was made, will bring you to tears.  I will keep posting on this issue to find better ways to proceed, but thought it best to start with this post and raise awareness at least.

You can also read the gleeful press release by the SA Predator Breeders Association where they celebrate their "victory" in gaining the legal (but not moral) right to murder our beautiful sacred lions.

The Africa Geographic blog has a heart wrenching post on this issue. Read it here:

Shame on us!

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