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.
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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...
Shocking Failure of conservation: Regulatory Capture and the 2015 Hunting Notice for the Western Cape Province, South Africa
02 March, 2015
South African 'conservation' services have completely lost their way.
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2015 Gauteng Outdoor Expo
29 May - 31 May, 2015
Waterfall Polo Estate, Kyalami
S26.024368 | E28.084645
Adults @ R70
Pensioners & Students @ R40
Under 16 free
Secure parking @ R10 per vehicle
Friday, 29 May – 10:30 to 17:30
Saturday, 30 May – 09:00 to 17:30
Sunday, 31 May – 09:00 to 16:30
CACH will have a stand here for the second year running. Please come and find us in the NGO Marquee and say hello. We will also be giving talks each day. Our stand last year won a Gold Award and created a lot of awareness so hope we can change some mind sets again this year!
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!
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.
Singapore Airlines Cargo ban trophies
10 May, 2015
SIA Cargo has 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.
Manager South Australia
SINGAPORE AIRLINES CARGO
TEL: + 61 8 8234 4772
12 May, 2015
Thanks for your interest in our position on this indeed sensitive subject.
Our policy on hunting trophies is that in addition to the existing embargo on CITES-1 we, effective 15th May 2015, will not accept any kind of “Hunting Trophies” of elephant, rhinoceros, lion and tiger for carriage on Emirates services irrespective of CITES appendix.
We hope this clarifies our position.
SVP, Cargo Operations Worldwide | Emirates SkyCargo
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.
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.
Apparently no exceptions will be made even if the shipper has a valid permit issued by the relevant authorities.
Write to them at email@example.com to thank them for their effort to save our wildlife heritage.
Africa Geographic have this to say - Read more...
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.
20 March, 2015
Mail & Guardian
That foreign governments need to legislate to combat South Africa’s unscrupulous practices is eerily reminiscent of the past. As Terri Stander, DA deputy spokesperson for environmental affairs, asks: “How is it possible that the international community cares more about our wildlife than we do?”
South Africa’s lion hunting industry has little to do with conservation and everything to do with profit but it seems only foreign governments care.
20 March, 2015
SA People News
“Petted for Money, Killed for Profit.”
Visitors to petting zoos and breeding facilities, and who make physical contact with lion cubs, are inadvertently contributing to the death by bullet of that same animal when he or she is an adult.
Jhb North West Branch.
Rhino poaching has been a major problem in South Africa with hundreds of rhinos being killed for their horns in the past few years.
But recently, there has been another, equally frightening, issue that has become more prevalent in SA. This is canned lion hunting.
17 March, 2015
Greg Hunt, Australia’s Minister for the Environment
"It is a practice that never had a time, but it is a practice whose time has surely come to pass.”
13 March 2015,
Acting Assistant Secretary
Wildlife Trade and Biosecurity Branch
Department of the Environment
The Australian Government introduced a measure to treat specimens of African lion as though they are listed on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
This measure affects Australian import and export of lion specimens, and bans trade in African lion hunting trophies.
4 March, 2015
Big Johns’ story and subsequent death are very relevant to the hotly debated topic of trophy hunting.
While estimates of wild lion populations vary, it is safe to assume the number to be in the region of 20 000. With 7 billion people on the planet and rising, the lion population is in dire straits.