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End the deception: Join the Campaign Against Canned Hunting

End the deception: Join the Campaign Against Canned Hunting | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Animal advocacy NGO focused on exposing and closing down the canned lion hunting industry in South Africa.
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Care about lions? Consider supporting Chris and Bev as  they step up their campaign against canned hunting.

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Demand for lion bones offers South African breeders a lucrative return

Demand for lion bones offers South African breeders a lucrative return | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Fears of a rise in poaching as Asian traders look for alternatives to tigers as a source of ingredients for traditional medicine
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The many ways they make money with LIONS:

1) Petting zoo when they are cubs

2) Trophy hunting when they are grown

3) Selling their remaining body parts; bones, penis, paws

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Anybody care about the Lions? No protection under TOPS

Anybody care about the Lions? No protection under TOPS | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

MERO MOTU AND THE EXTINCTION OF LIONS .

Allow me to connect the dots to explain how the decision of the S.A. Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in the canned hunting case could contribute to the extinction of wild lions in S.A.


To recap, the Minister for the Environment (at that time Van Schalkwyk) tried to impose a 24- month wilding rule on the captive lion breeders in the TOPS regulations (TOPS = Threatened Or Protected Species Regs).


The Predator Breeders (lion farmers who supply the canned hunting industry) objected and sued the Minister. They lost in the High Court but on appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal (S.C.A.) they succeeded, and the 24- month wilding rule, which sought to restrict the hunting of tame lions to those who had been released into a large camp with a natural prey base for a minimum period of 24 months, was set aside.


So currently there is no protection for lions under the TOPS regulations, the number of captive lions has increased to 8,000 and canned lion hunting is a booming industry....

 

http://www.cannedlion.org/content/mero-motu-and-extinction-lions-southern-africa

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"Accordingly, the Minister for the Environment had no jurisdiction to impose any restrictions on them. Lion breeders were farmers, not conservationists."


So lions can be bred like cattle in South Africa! And they are raised for canned hunts that brings in hundreds of thousands of dollars to enrich the owners.


Please, don't hunt lion!

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Dr. Kat responds to "Saving Lion by Killing Them"

Dr. Kat responds to "Saving Lion by Killing Them" | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

On March 17, the new Director of Wildlife of Tanzania posted an Opinion Piece in the New York Timesentitled “Saving Lions by Killing Them”.

 

Describing himself as “Tanzania’s highest ranking wildlife official”, Alexander Songorwa sought to appeal via this message to the US Fish and Wildlife Service NOT to list lions on the US Endangered Species Act. Mr Songorwa indicated that this action would be “disastrous” to “conservation” efforts by depriving Tanzania of much-needed income needed to support game reserves and community wildlife areas.

 

Mr Songorwa seems sadly out of touch with the status of Tanzania’s wildlife...

http://www.lionaid.org/blog/2013/03/saving-lions-by-killing-them.htm

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Sue Woolley's curator insight, April 29, 2013 1:26 PM
Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooo
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Wild lions nearing extinction - Times LIVE

Wild lions nearing extinction - Times LIVE | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The continent's lion population has shrunk by 75% in the past two decades, according to wildlife experts. They are currently "vulnerable" on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's list of threatened species. In west and central Africa lions are classified as "endangered".
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Ban Trophy Hunting of Lions in South Africa

Ban Trophy Hunting of Lions in South Africa | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Lion hunting is still legal in South Africa, and has led to an alarming decrease in the number of wild African lions still left.
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Dominique Osh's curator insight, April 14, 2013 12:29 AM

When will this insanity stop, when we kill the last beautiful Majestic Lion??? Because some sociopath with a small penis wants to feel domination over taking a life???

Alexia Abnett Trombas's curator insight, April 14, 2013 4:03 AM

While there is still money to be made from our dangerously diminished wildlife, we have to step up the pace and put an end to this slaughter as quickly as possible..time is running out for all wildlife, and South Africa is in the lead!! Join media groups, sign petitions and become an ACTIVE voice around the world..write letters to government officials, in all African countries, so as to prove to them that we are really serious about saving our wildlife..

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African Lions Move Closer to U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection

African Lions Move Closer to U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week that African lions (Panthera leo leo) may deserve protected status under the Endangered Species Act. The decision, ...
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Thanks to Marcus Clarke for bringing this article to my attention

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Say NO to Canned Trophy Hunting

Say NO to Canned Trophy Hunting | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
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Killing Animal A to Save Animal B? Go Figure!

BY TOM BUSSELBERG Clipper Associate Editor    SYRACUSE — Antelope Island will receive more than $275,000, thanks to proceeds from a bid to participate in a big trophy hunt on the island in the autumn.
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Will never make sense.

Killing one animal to save another... that's how the trophy hunters rationalize their role in wildlife conservation... sheeesh!

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Sweden resumes wolf hunt despite controversy

Sweden resumes wolf hunt despite controversy | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Sweden is to resume its wolf hunt in what authorities have described as a bid to limit inbreeding and maintain healthy stocks, but environmentalists argued Thursday that the hunt violates EU law.
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Sue Woolley's curator insight, February 7, 2013 12:37 PM

why why why !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! of course it violates  EU law

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Banding Together to Ban Trophy Hunting and Protect African Lion Livelihood

Needless killing of endangered species for trophies is inherently unsustainable, economically short-sighted, ecologically unsound, and morally wrong. The sooner it ends for lions and other imperiled animals, the better.
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No Trophy Hunting in Botswana and Zambia?

No Trophy Hunting in Botswana and Zambia? | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Botswana and Zambia, two premier wildlife destinations, recently banned all trophy hunting within a few months of each other. This move heralds a major shift in thinking about how Africa’s wildlife resources will be managed in the future.
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Banding together to ban trophy hunting and protect African lion livelihood

Banding together to ban trophy hunting and protect African lion livelihood | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Countries worldwide are noticing the detrimental effects trophy hunting has on already decimated wildlife populations.
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Letter: Voters can still decide the fate of Michigan wolves

Trophy hunting and trapping of wolves is unnecessary and is not science-based conservation.
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Madison man helps rhinos by killing one

David K. Reinke says he’s committed to saving the endangered black rhinoceros.

 

So the Madison businessman traveled to Namibia where he contributed about $200,000 to a trust fund there — and shot and killed a black rhino.

 

Reinke said killing the rhino, a 34-year-old sterile male that he shot with a .375 H&H Magnum rifle, actually helped the species, of which only about 4,000 are left in the wild, by reducing fighting injuries and deaths among male rhinos and encouraging rhino reproduction....

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Here we go again.... Killing Rhino 'A' to save Rhino 'B'

Such irrational thinking!

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Hunter Allowed to Import Rhino Trophy into U.S. for First Time in 33 Years

Hunter Allowed to Import Rhino Trophy into U.S. for First Time in 33 Years | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

For the first time in more than 30 years an American hunter has been allowed to import a trophy from a black rhino he shot in Africa back into the country. Animal-rights groups argue that this is a precedent-setting setback for efforts to preserve the endangered species. Hunters, on the other hand, argue that this is actually a victory for conservation....

Wildlife Margrit's insight:

Trophy hunting is NOT wildlife conservation. Sure it supposedly brings in money. Its like spanking your son so that your daughter will behave herself!

 

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Dominique Osh's curator insight, April 25, 2013 11:26 PM

Blatent corruption of special interest Hunter's buying to get thier way!

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American Hunters: Necessary to Save African Lions

American Hunters: Necessary to Save African Lions | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
A recent article in the New York Times has drawn attention to the plight of the lion population in Tanzania, and the part that American hunters have in saving the species. The article, penned by Tanzanian Wildlife Director Alexander N.
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What a mess we humans have made and how crazy a situation we've gotten the lion (and other wildlife species) into if peoples' existence depend on killing.

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Pennsylvania: Deer disease hits ‘trophy hunt’ breeders

Pennsylvania: Deer disease hits ‘trophy hunt’ breeders | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
It’s been six months since deadly chronic wasting disease first reared its head in Pennsylvania. For the deer farmer in the eye of the storm, more questions than answers remain.
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Groups: Tanzania gov't kicking Maasai off land to give to Emirati hunting company

NAIROBI, Kenya –  Activists say Tanzania's government is preparing to kick Maasai tribesmen off their land near the country's most famous wildlife park to allow a company from the United Arab Emirates to use the land for hunting.

 

Tanzania's Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism announced last week it is shrinking the size of the Loliondo Game Controlled Areas.

 

Sarah Gilbertz of Survival International said the land is leased to the Ortello Business Corporation of the United Arab Emirates to use for trophy hunting.

 

Will Davies, spokesman for the activist group Avaaz, said up to 68,000 Maasai villagers could be driven off their land. Avaaz posted a petition on its website to help the Maasai. It had more than 1.1 million signatures Friday.


 

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Alexia Abnett Trombas's curator insight, April 14, 2013 4:07 AM

Why cant the rest of the world, keep to their own countries? Why are the African governments allowing the take over and decimation of African?? What is it with these people????

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Own a NIKON? Please consider this

Own a NIKON? Please consider this | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it

Nikon produce a riflescope specifically designed for killing ‘large game’ – the Monarch African. They boast: “Africa has long been a continent of dreams and for hunters around the world. For those seeking their dangerous game adventure on the Dark Continent.”


Trophy hunters have contributed to a massive 50 per cent decline in lion populations in the past three decades and lions may soon be declared an endangered species.

 

Please consider signing the petition and sending NIKON a personal email.

http://www.viva.org.uk/huntingban/nikon/

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Marcus Clarke's comment, April 4, 2013 10:03 PM
Margarit, I follow you and enjoy your scoops a lot. This is a worthy campaign, but, the info is not accurate. The article cited by Viva! makes a point of saying that and I quote, "Trophy hunting hardly poses the greatest threat to lions—which also suffer from habitat loss, the bushmeat trade, exotic diseases, conflict with livestock farmers and the often illegal trade in lion parts for use in traditional medicine, most of which is fueled by poaching and smuggling..." http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2012/11/27/african-lions-move-closer-endangered-species-act-protection/
Marcus Clarke's comment, April 4, 2013 10:18 PM
...so...(sorry ipad mistake) ...i agree to an extent, BUT as with the Climategate scandal, we have a responsibility to report the truth. Making exaggerated claims makes great stories but damages the cause. An exceerpt from the IUCN" A species population reduction of approximately 30% is suspected over the past two decades (= approximately three Lion generations). The causes of this reduction (primarily indiscriminate killing in defense of life and livestock, coupled with prey base depletion: Bauer 2008), are unlikely to have ceased. This suspected reduction is based on direct observation; appropriate indices of abundance; a decline in area of occupation, extent of occupation and habitat quality; and actual and potential levels of exploitation." http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/15951/0 Please keep up the great work.
Wildlife Margrit's comment, April 5, 2013 8:49 AM
thanks for your input Marcus. Always appreciate corrections and additions.
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Ethics Now Really! Adult, youth hunters made ethics part of their hunts

Ethics Now Really! Adult, youth hunters made ethics part of their hunts | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Landowner doesn’t let property line ruin first-time hunter’s day with dad
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When will Canned Lion Hunting End?

When will Canned Lion Hunting End? | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Today,  I am drawing inspiration from an incredible human being who was released from prison exactly 23 years ago. Nelson Mandela sacrificed 27 years of his own liberty to abolish apartheid and to ...
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This horrible practice of breeding lions and other big cats for profit must be stopped. Not only is it a huge betrail (setting tamed big cats up to be shot in pseudo hunts) it corrupts human souls.

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Trophy hunting in the Timbavati Game Reserve

I have only just realised that trophy hunting of white rhino, elephant and lion (along with other species) is done in the Timbavati. Here I am donating to Kruger National Parks anti-poaching cause to fight the scourge of poaching and rhino hunts...
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Trend of Trophy Hunting Ban is Promising for African Wildlife

Trend of Trophy Hunting Ban is Promising for African Wildlife | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
Phototourist safaris vastly outgross hunting, prompting certain countries in Africa to pull the plug on the trophy hunting industry.
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Animal Connection: Two More Countries Ban Hunting of Africa’s Endangered Species

Animal Connection: Two More Countries Ban Hunting of Africa’s Endangered Species | Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife and People | Scoop.it
The Republic of Zambia in south Africa has announced that it is banning the hunting of lions and other endangered big cats, including leopards. Currently, Zambia makes about $3 million from tourists who come to hunt but the appeal of killing endangered speeches for sport is fading. As Sylvia Masebo, Zambia’s tourism minister, said last week: “Tourists come to Zambia to see the lion and if we lose the lion we will be killing our tourism industry.”
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