Rebecca Penrod of Denver CO, USA reflects on a fantastic event held on the 4th October. Please see the great pictures and read her report here...
Samara Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape has kindly donated a two night stay at their beautiful five star lodge. This is to be raffled at the function being organised at Lake Pleasant Living to welcome CJ & Luis from Spain and to celebrate the rescue of the two Spanish Lion Cubs. http://www.samara.co.za/
We are in the process of organising a Garden Party event after CJ & Luis have delivered the cubs to their new home.
The beautiful Lake Pleasant Living Hotel, part of the upmarket Mantis group, has greed to host the event in their magnificent gardens. The event is an awareness campaign to highlight the plight of the cubs who suffer so much in the cub petting industry and also, to highlight the plight of our rhino which we are losing in a devastating poaching frenzy.
My name is Edward Bourke, I am 14 and I have set up an organisation to raise awareness about the declining number of lions in the wild and to support conservation. It’s called “Saving The Lion". The way that my organisation works is that through our website or on social media, people take the pledge to save the lion, by raising awareness and supporting conservation.
Do read the latest update on the health of the Spanish lion cubs on the blog.
And take a look at the gorgeous new calendars on our shop page, designed by Chris Voets of the CACHJozi team. The sale of the calendars will fundraise for the cubs.
CACH Scotland has a new team member, so do go to CACH Scotland page and meet Jamie Hail.... and David Nash has kindly donated some gorgeous prints.
More proof that cub petting facilities are merely breeding factories for the canned hunting industry. Read the expose on Seaview Predator Park in Port Elizabeth here...
By far the most successful fundraiser for the two Spanish lion cubs, has been the Australian NGO Painted Dog Conservation Inc.
Read all about these amazing people down under....
We would also like to thank Simone Eckhardt's NGO SPOTS in The Netherlands. Quite apart from their generous donation for the cubs, SPOTS is leading the thrust in Europe to educate the travel and tour industries about the link between cub petting and canned hunting.
The Cango Wildlife Ranch has been the only SA facility to give generously towards the rescue of the two lion cubs. We thank them. Read more about Cango Ranch here...
CACH Scotland will be hosting a Xmas stall at Priory Church - Edinburgh. With Animals Asia and Scotland For Elephants. Please make an effort to support these wonderful people working for animal welfare.
Global March for Lions was a roaring success.
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Hunting - a threat to our national interests
Which national interests are threatened?
1. Our economy.
2. Our land use.
3. Our unemployment problem.
4. Our wildlife heritage.
5. Our foreign currency reserves.
6. Our Fiscus – tax receipts.
7. Our agricultural industry.
8. Our tourism industry, and the jobs that come with it.
9. Our efforts to stop corruption.
10. Our efforts to transition to a more caring society from a violent one.
11. Our environment.
THE LIFE OF A CAPTIVE BRED LION IN SOUTH AFRICA.
From Cub Petting to the last day for a captive bred lion. Please educate yourself about the captive lion breeding business so that you can do the right thing.
Through the years of working with Wild Lions and Hand Raised Lions we finally came to our senses that if we as a younger generation do not start working on the future of our wildlife, our children will not experience the beauty of Africa. So many people exploit wildlife for their own personal gain and financial gain that we as humans have lost the plot completely with what is truly important. The facts are there that Lions are declining at such a pace; we will have nothing left in 20 years.Ch
Read more... http://www.walkingforlions.org/
Chris Herbst will be heading towards the highest point in Africa (Kilimanjaro). To bring more awareness about the thousands of lions in captivity and the cruel canned hunting industry
Read more... http://www.climbforlions.com/
Did You Know?
Did you know that there are an estimated 55,000 Jaguars left in the Central American jungles?
And that lion numbers have collapsed to the point that there are only an estimated 25,000 lions left alive on the whole African continent now - and declining fast!
Yet Jaguars and all other big cats are all listed on CITES Appendix 1 - except for lions, which can still be freely hunted because they are only CITES App 11.
Now why is it, that although there are twice as many Jaguars as lions left in the wild, that Jaguars are specially protected against hunters, but lions are not? Surely, logic dictates that it should be the other way around.
My own suspicion, knowing that conservation is controlled by the hunting industry is that Big Hunting was happy to have Jaguars put on CITES App 1 because who wants to go to a central american jungle and get bitten by leeches and mosquitoes?
But, Big Hunting loves to hunt lions in pampered 5-star luxury safari lodges in the pleasant African savannah, so forget the numbers in the wild and screw the conservationists, Big Hunting will not allow lions to be raised to App 1.
Am I being unduly cynical?
What we do
This picture was taken on the N1 near Bloemfontein. Just another glimpse of the miserable lives of captive lions in South Africa.
Formed by Chris Mercer and Bev Pervan for reasons related in their book Kalahari Dream, www.kalahari-dream.com CACH is an animal advocacy organisation.
What is animal advocacy? Essentially, it comprises raising awareness, using all media to expose the evils and the cruelty.
Canned hunting only exists because of a failure of government policy, and then it is ferociously defended by wealthy vested interests. Canned hunting can only be abolished by a sustained campaign to raise awareness, and to change policy. Then, an informed public must persuade US and EU governments to ban the import of lion/predator trophies.
Only that way can the supply of dollars be cut off, and the industry closed down.
All sources of income need to be challenged, especially cub petting, whereby lion farmers are able to externalise the costs of rearing their living targets.
Also the extortionate fees charged to volunteers, who pay to work at lion farms in the naïve belief that they are assisting conservation.