“9 Myths About Captive-bred Lions”

Stephen Wiggins Article, Event, Petition 18 Comments

Banner: courtesy of the Campaign Against Canned Hunting Petition – Stop Cruel and Cowardly “Canned” Hunts Next Saturday, 2nd April there will be the Global March for Lions across many cities. In the build up to next Saturday (and then a follow up March to Stop Lion Trophy Hunting  on …

Is South Africa a Worthy CoP17 Host?

Stephen Wiggins Article, Petition 12 Comments

In September 2016, CITES will convene the Conference of Parties (CoP17) in Johannesburg, South Africa. However, questions have to be raised of the host nation, namely the South African Minister for Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa who will be welcoming delegates and hosting events at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. This is …

The ‘Theatre’ of Wildlife Decimation

Stephen Wiggins Article, Petition 14 Comments

In the war-like ‘theatre’ of organised wildlife crime, versus the authorities and anti-poaching units, where is the current ‘balance’ in this blood filled battle? Ultimately, where are we heading with regard to threatened species? Elephant Poaching Based on CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and …

“The Cecil Effect”

Stephen Wiggins Article, Petition 9 Comments

Petition – To suspend the threatened Bubye Valley Conservancy (B.V.C) culling of a reported 200 ‘surplus’ lions from its purpose bred stock Petition – Stop the Cull of 200 Lions in Cecil’s Home Country It is being reported (“‘Cecil Effect’ Leaves Park’s Lions at Risk of Cull,” Daily Telepgraph, 20 …

UK Government’s Stance on Lion Trophy Hunting

Stephen Wiggins Article, IWB Led Petition 3 Comments

Following the 24 November 2015, Adjournment Debate “African Lion Numbers,” IWB wrote to Mr Rory Stewart MP (letter dated 3 December 2015), the United Kingdom’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) seeking clarity. An informative and somewhat reassuring reply from DEFRA (DEFRA’s letter, dated 21 January 2016) has now been …

How Can ‘We’ Save the African Lion, Panthera Leo?

Stephen Wiggins Article, IWB Led Petition, Petition, Studies 19 Comments

Download PDF of this article – How Can ‘We’ Save the African Lion, Panthera Leo? Let’s start by saying that I do not understand how anyone could want to kill an animal and put its remains on home display, particularly a lion from a rapidly dwindling wild population (or a ‘canned’ …

“Lions Are Now Protected Under the Endangered Species Act,” USFWS – Really?

Stephen Wiggins Article, Uncategorised 26 Comments

Banner: Courtesy of http://www.hdwallpapersnew.net Does the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Director, Dan Ashe’s words and planned actions go far enough? The USFWS announced (21 December 2015) that: “In response to the dramatic decline of lion populations in the wild, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today …

United Kingdom Adjournment Debate, “African Lion Numbers”

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DEFRA response dated 21 January 2016 _______________________________________________________ “Zimbabwe and Mozambique Lion Trophy Imports Bans Imminent,” LionAid, 3 December 2015 “LionAid believe there to be no more than 40 lion trophy males left now in Zambia, so this ban is very good news indeed, especially since Zambia has stated it will …

The EU’s Stance on Trophy Hunting and Trophy Imports

Stephen Wiggins Article, IWB Led Petition 4 Comments

Safari Club International European Advocacy Initiative, November 2015 Safari Club International (SCI) is worried, that the “animal rights groups’ efforts” to “ban all forms of animal use activities” (do they really mean animal ‘use,’ or animal ‘abuse’ activities I wonder?) might be gaining too much influence over EU policy makers. SCI …

Blood Lions Airing in South Africa Tonight!

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The South African television premiere of Blood Lions is tonight (11 October 2015, 22:00 hours) on Discovery Channel 121. A documentary exposing the predator breeding, cub petting and canned hunting industry in South Africa. Watch it to have the power to create change and awareness. ‪#‎BLOODLIONS If you would really …