The “Con” in Conservation
Lions await their fate at breeding farms.
Recently SABC: Special Assignment aired an expose on lion breeding facilities in South Africa.
The lioness’ are forced to breed more repetitively, not unlike puppy mills. They make money by tempting tourists to pay for being a “caregiver” to the cubs, leading them to believe they are helping with conservation of the lion. In reality these same cubs who become accustomed to people, are sold to the highest bidder to be shot and killed.
This is an eye-opening, must-see for everyone concerned with animal conservation.
THE CON IN CONSERVATION
Cubs start their lives off being doted on by well-meaning tourists.
Ultimately they are all shot and killed by humans who they do not fear.
Avaaz: Please sign the petition to ban the Lion trade in South Africa
To Donate: Four Paws: South Africa…saving lions from canned hunts
Categories: Rhino Ramblings
Tags: Africa, animals, Canned hunts, Conservation, fight for rhinos, hunting, lions, rhino girl, rhinos, saving animals, South Africa, tourism, trophy hunting, wildlife