28 June, 2015
Building a new wildlife sanctuary from scratch is a daunting task. We have done it before in the Kalahari, so we know what we are in for. Our story begins here with the arrival.
26 June, 2015
Malena Persson CACH Scotland representative, volunteers at Kevin Richardson's Sanctuary. Kevin's interaction with his lions sparks controversy especially from people who do not understand the difference between what Kevin does and commercial walks with lions. Malena explains it beautifully.
24 June, 2015
There hasn’t been too much excitement the past few weeks, with the boys still getting used to their enclosure after the fire swept through. They have a lot more place to run and play now which is a double edged sword.
Letter by Gillian Shave
10 Mill Drive, North Rocks, NSW 2151
14 June, 2015
If you vote to lift this ban then you will be personally supporting the captive lion breeders of South Africa, further you will be saying that the following things are more than acceptable;
3 June, 2015
I write in connection with the tragic incident that occurred at the Lion Park on Monday this week.
Firstly I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family of Katherine Chappell who was killed by a lioness while driving in Camp 2 of the park. While blame is being apportioned to her because she had her window down, we should be considering the following facts:-
29 May, 2015
Chris Herbst did it once and now he is challenging CACH supporters to join him and Shumba as they reach for the sky. This is what he has to say.
We are inviting each and everyone of you, the loyal supporters of CACH to join us on this epic and hugely exciting adventure. The larger our group the more we will save, the more the sanctuary will benefit.
27 May, 2015
So that time of the year is arriving where the frost greets George and Yame in the morning and the chills chase them to bed earlier in the evenings.
But with it comes the season every farmer dreads, the fire season. Perfect combination of dry grass and days of wind that with the slightest of spark or heat can cause a fire that will destroy anything in its path.
28 April, 2015
Yame & George had their first birthday this week. What a long way they have come in their journey to a healthy and fulfilling life. Jade, their carer, reports below on their latest activities and shares her photos with us.
A HUGE thank you to everyone who was the VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS today.
Being amongst thousands of hunters - some so huge they could not walk from the parking lot to the entrance of Gallagher - is not an easy task, but TOGETHER WE DID IT!
25 April, 2015
There is a new lion management plan out in SA, which seeks to:
1. promote canned hunting.
2. down-list the status of lions from 'vulnerable' to 'least concern.'
3. convince conservationists that lion populations in SA are 'well managed' - even though it seems that about 3000 tame lion trophies were exported over a ten year period as those of 'wild' lions.
8 April, 2015
Margrit shares her visit and pictures
In August 2014 we heard about the lion cubs in Spain. About how they were being used for profit by their owner who invited naïve tourists to pay to take photos with them.
Wildlife abuse is out of control in South Africa
Not for sensitive viewers.
What most tourists never get to see or understand is that many of these 'nature destinations' are in some way or other caught up in the new and growing trend in South Africa -- breeding wild animals for the gun!
Global March for lions 2015
20 March, 2015
Johannesburg team share their protest experience with us.
CACH protesters know that they are there to protest the canned lion hunting industry. Lion Park protesters, when asked, did not know why they were there.
Terrific overview of the world marching to ban canned lion hunting
21 March, 2015
Christine Jordaan shares this amazing collection of march events around the world.
People everywhere are making it abundantly clear that canned hunting has no place in the 21st century.
Save and protect our treasures
In Africa hundreds of lion cubs are bred for one reason only: to be petted by tourists and volunteers. This is their story. We thank SPOTS in the Netherlands for their commitment to the lions in Africa.
Prince Buthelezi, leader of IFP, talks about canned lion hunting
The IFP again stands up for our lions, asking government to take responsibility for the cruelty to this iconic animal.
Member's statement by The Hon SJ Nkomo MP - Inkatha Freedom Party
12 March, 2015
One year ago, in this House, the Inkatha Freedom Party tabled a Motion Without Notice decrying the barbaric practice of canned lion hunting.
Walk with Yame and George
Join Kevin Richardson on a walk with the two Spanish lion cubs
6 March, 2015
Walks like these enrich the lives of the growing cubs and broaden their education.
This is an account by two young ladies who volunteered, thinking they would make a difference
2 March, 2015
Beth & Sarah
We booked our trip in February 2014 and spent the following 12 months paying off the balance of the trip, excessively online shopping for any supplies we imagined we would need and mentally preparing ourselves for the trip of a lifetime. When the time finally came for us to leave rainy England and jet off to South Africa to take part in ‘animal conservation’ the excitement was not only too much to handle, but also phenomenally short lived.
Read more of this tragic story...
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Please take a look at our Events page and you will see what our representatives around the world are up to. Below are upcoming events - hope to see you there.
CACH Scotland returns to Hopetoun House Horse Trials
27/28 June, 2015
After last years success the Teddybear picnic area is back with several organisations there to yet again raise awareness about animal welfare issues. CACH has been invited to come back to roar for South Africa's lions. So hope to see you there.
This year Malena and her team will concentrate a lot on the issues of cub petting. As an extra treat for the Hopetoun House visitors they will be able to get a digital copy of Kalahari Dream against donation.
Scotland roars - join them there
18 July, 2015
Edinburgh gets ready to roar and trumpet!
On July 18 CACH Scotland is organising a demo against canned hunting. We will meet at 1pm at the bottom of the Mound and hold a peaceful protest, and raise awareness about this atrocious practice.
There will be both music and theatre on the day. The people of Edinburgh will get the rare opportunity to learn about canned hunts from up close.
To help we will have Scotland for Elephants, who will be there to promote the Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions - which is taking place in beginning of October. So if anyone wants to come and trumpet for elephants and against the ivory trade, then that is fine too! We hope to see you there.
P.S. Lion shaped cookies for all, Malena has promised to bake!
Global March for Rhinos, Elephants and Lions in Hamburg
4th October, 2015
WER KOMMT MIT NACH HAMBURG ? WIR BRAUCHEN EURE UNTERSTÜTZUNG!
WELTWEITE PROTESTE GEGEN DIE WILDEREI am 4. Oktober 2015, 11.55 Uhr in Hamburg
Ca. 35.000 Elefanten werden jährlich wegen ihrer Stosszähne gewildert. Alle 15 Minuten ein toter Elefant.
Alle 9-11 Std. wird ein Nashorn für sein Horn getötet.
Die einzige Hoffnung ist ein absolutes Handelsverbot für Stoßzähne und Horn - ein Verbot des legalen Handels und konsequente strenge Strafen bei illegalem Handel.
Es gibt nur noch 20.000 Löwen in Afrikas Wildnis. Währenddessen leben in Südafrika 8000 Löwen in Gefangenschaft: gezüchtet für die Gatterjagd.
Eine Aktion mit Unterstützung von:
Rettet die Elefanten Afrikas e.V.
Rettet den Regenwald
Interessante deutschsprachige Informationen gibt es auf/in folgenden Facebook-Seiten/Gruppen:
"Rettet die Elefanten Afrikas e.V."
"Rettet das Nashorn"
"CACH Deutschland - Nein zur Gatterjagd auf Löwen"
eNCALIVE the business of wildlife in SA
10 June, 2015
eNCAlive we debate the merits and dangers of wildlife businesses. How is canned hunting contributing to South African tourism? Are private game parks big enough to accommodate wild animals? Do patrons follow the rules?
SAA Cargo place embargo on tropies
25 April, 2015
South African Cargo has taken a decision to place a total embargo on the transportation of hunting trophies (Rhino, Elephant, Lion and Tiger) on its services worldwide. This embargo is with immediate effect.
Africa Geographic have this to say - Read more...
Following the embargo by SAA Cargo we are thrilled to report that the following Airlines will no longer carry the trophies of Elephant, Rhino, Lion and Tiger.
Here is the list so far, along with key statements:
IAG Cargo (British Airways World Cargo & Iberia Cargo)
“We have recently enhanced our policy to ban any form of animal trophy, irrespective of CITES appendix.”
Lufthansa (6th largest air cargo carrier in the world):
“Lufthansa Cargo has decided not to transport any trophies of the African fauna, e.g. lions, elephants and rhinos, in or out of Africa – including legally hunted or legally acquired trophies.”
Brussels Airlines (directly serves 20 African destinations):
"Brussels Airlines has modified their Cargo policy to ban the transport of any hunting trophies across their entire network with immediate effect."
“SIA Cargo carried out a review which took into account increasing concerns around the world related to the transportation of hunting trophies. Following the review, SIA Cargo no longer accepts the carriage of hunting trophies, with effect from 19 May 2015. Thank you.”
Emirates Airlines (3rd largest air cargo carrier worldwide)
“[W]e will not accept any kind of Hunting Trophies of elephant, rhinoceros, lion and tiger for carriage on Emirates services, irrespective of CITES appendix.”
South African Airways (Africa’s largest airline)
“Please be advised that South African Airways Cargo has taken a decision to place a total embargo on the transportation of hunting trophies (Rhino, Elephant, Lion and Tiger) on its services worldwide. The embargo is with immediate effect. Please also note that no exceptions will be made, even if the shipper has a valid permit issued by the relevant authorities.”
Delta Air Lines’ Senior Vice-President & Chief Communications Officer, Kevin Shinkle, recently posted a response to the Italian version of my petition stating “Delta Air Lines does not engage in this activity.”
Qatar Airways Cargo
"This is to inform you that the embargo is placed for carriage of hunting trophies on Qatar Airways flights with immediate effect."
"We have had the policy not to carry wildlife trophies since we formed Jetlines."
8 June, 2015
By Andreas Wilson-Spath.
In an article published in the Sunday Times a week ago [May 31], Edna Molewa, the minister of environmental affairs, admonishes conservationists to “put the lid on” what she believes are unfounded claims of canned lion hunting in South Africa that are “damaging our reputation for species conservation”.
27 May, 2015
Read this very good article in Projects Abroad by Samantha Evans.
Do not become part of an industry whose whole business model is based on cruelty.
By Susan Orlean
The first time I saw one of Richardson’s videos, I was transfixed. After all, every fiber in our being tells us not to cozy up with animals as dangerous as lions. When someone defies that instinct, it seizes our attention like a tightrope walker without a net. I was puzzled by how Richardson managed it, but just as much by why. Was he a daredevil with a higher threshold for fear and danger than most people?
18 May, 2015
By Andreas Wilson-Späth
Motivated by lucrative financial incentives rather than by a consideration of actual conservation value, such an approach should have no place in a national biodiversity management policy. Unless challenged, this policy represents a very serious threat to the long-term survival of wild lions in South Africa and the continent as a whole.
Conservation South African Style
3 May, 2015
This is what they call conservation in South Africa.
They call it sustainable use, but any intelligent person can see that it is nothing more than senseless, barbaric, cruelty.
New York State Senator Tony Avella has introduced a Bill to ban the importation, possession, sale or transportation of five African species to New York – lions, leopards, elephants, and black and white rhinos.
23 March, 2015
Daily tourism update
Animal activists outside the Lion Park protests against canned lion hunting. What do people think about cub petting and establishments like the Lion Park?
Two thirds of Africa's lions have been lost on 35 years, and would-be hunters are increasingly shooting captive, farmed and often tame lions in 'canned hunts'. Claims are that this helps to preserve wild lion populations - but Dominic Dyer fears the reverse is the case.