Conservationists up in arms over government’s lion skeleton export policy

The killing of more than 50 lions on a Free State farm last week has conservationists in an uproar over the government’s lion skeleton export policy, the TimesLIVE South Africa reports. Bloemfontein SPCA senior inspector Reinet Meyer said that last week they had received a complaint that two lions were being kept in temporary containers … Continue reading Conservationists up in arms over government’s lion skeleton export policy

Woman killed by lion outside of “intimate glam camp”

A lion that mauled a young woman to death in South Africa was under the care of a man known as the “lion whisperer” for his close interactions with predators. Kevin Richardson, who keeps lions at his animal sanctuary in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, said on a social media site that he and an experienced … Continue reading Woman killed by lion outside of “intimate glam camp”

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 25 February 2018

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner Our weekly podcast provides a recap of the week’s top news stories affecting all wildcats around the world. The series also highlights work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Top News Stories for Sunday, 25 February 2018: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 25 February 2018

Safari Club International opposes canned lion hunts

Safari Club International (SCI) Adopts Policy on Captive Bred Lions “Considering that the practice of the captive breeding of lions for the purpose of hunting has doubtful value to the conservation of lions in the wild, and considering that such hunting is not consistent with SCI’s criteria for estate hunting, the SCI Board has adopted … Continue reading Safari Club International opposes canned lion hunts

South Africa: Suspected poacher killed by lions; Trophy hunter killed by stray bullet

A suspected poacher was mauled to death by lions in South Africa Local police said little was left of the man’s body after the attack that occurred in a private game park near Kruger National Park. “It seems the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and killed by lions. They … Continue reading South Africa: Suspected poacher killed by lions; Trophy hunter killed by stray bullet

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 21 January 2018

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner Our weekly podcast provides a recap of the week’s top news stories affecting all wildcats around the world. The series also highlights work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Top News Stories for Sunday, 21 January 2018: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 21 January 2018

Swedish Zoo killed nine healthy surplus lion cubs

The Independent reported last week that a Swedish Zoo admitted to killing surplus lion cubs because it could no longer keep them. Boras Djurpark, an animal park around 25 miles from Gothenberg, admitted to putting down nine healthy lion cubs since 2012. Bo Kjellson, chief executive of the park, said healthy animals sometimes have to … Continue reading Swedish Zoo killed nine healthy surplus lion cubs

Dallas Safari Club: No canned lion hunts

Earlier this month, the Dallas Safari Club released its position on Captive Bred Lion Hunting: “Few animals in Africa, or anywhere, are as iconic as the African lion. As hunters we understand the benefits of lion hunting. Dallas Safari Club has stated, and firmly believes, that in the fight to save lions, hunters are their … Continue reading Dallas Safari Club: No canned lion hunts