Rhino Horn Harvesting – “A Shortcut to Extinction?”

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Banner image – Courtesy of Brent Stirton, Getty/National Geographic Creative  On Wednesday (3 August 2016), I attended a live debate at London’s The Royal Institution of Great Britain. The motion before the house was “This house believes that the global trade of rhino horn should be legalized” – The Royal …

“Lion Crisis”

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We have seen the neglect at Walter Slippers’ lion breeding facility in Limpopo Province. The South African Predator Breeder Association (SAPA) has moved in to offer immediate relief, with SAPA Members funding emergency food provision for the neglected lions (which is a welcomed, short term solution). However, the SAPA’s vitriol and …

New Twist in South Africa’s Rhino Horn Trade

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Banner: Courtesy of SanWild, picture of a rhino killed by poachers for its horn On 26 November 2015, South Africa’s, Pretoria High Court ‘approved’ a challenge by two rhino farmers (John Hume and Johan Kruger) to sell their stockpiles of ‘harvested’ rhino horn, overturning a 2009 moratorium on such trade. Note: For those …

“South African Government Decides Against Rhino Horn Trade”

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Update: “Confirmed: No Rhino Horn Trade Proposal from South Africa at CITES CoP17,” Annamiticus, 25 April 2016 It is being reported by Reuters Africa, that South Africa has decided against ‘legalising’ rhino horn harvesting. But, stockpiling will continue at the farms where rhino horn has been harvested from (anesthetised) rhino. …

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 …