10 Mill Drive, North Rocks, NSW 2151
I am writing to you in relation to the banning of the import of lion trophy into Australia ratified by the Honourable Mr Greg Hunt, Minister for the Environment earlier this year and the disallowance motion being tabled by Senator Leyonhjelm on Monday 15 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;
- Captive breeding of lion for the bullet, involving the removal of week old cubs from their mothers and their habituation, ensuring that they will never contribute to the conservation of their species
- The killing of hand-reared lions, which do not display any normal fear of humans and are therefore sitting targets, a little like shooting fish in a barrel
- The conning of young Australian (and other nations’) tourists into paying significant amounts of money to hand-rear lion cubs, ostensibly as a contribution to conservation
- Supporting lion bone trade to Laos, Vietnam and China and the hoodwinking of those countries’ citizens when the processed bone is passed off as tiger bone in various products.
South African Airways
This is a turning point and you can personally send a message that the abhorrent practise of ‘farming’ lion and the ‘hunting’ of these unfortunate creatures has no place in a civilised world. Clearly, these initiatives are being taken because global public opinion against trophy hunting continues to increase.
Please cast your no vote in relation to the disallowance motion that Senator Leyonhjelm is tabling on Monday 15 June 2015, your voting public will have great respect for your courage.