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

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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 …

Are Lion Trophy Hunting Quotas Based on Science?

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The European Union’s (EU’s) Scientific Review Group (SRG) was due to meet on the 15 December 2015 to decide if the lion Trophy Hunting quotas proposed by Zambia and the United Republic of Tanzania (Tanzania) are sustainable. If not, should the EU prohibit imports of these trophies into the EU …

Merry Christmas to all Animal Advocates!

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Let’s all hope that 2016 brings good news for the planet’s Animal Kingdom. Let’s share (the start of) some good stories and excellent animal welfare work towards the end of 2015 –  progress is being made (but much more is needed): “Bear bile farms ended in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam,” 13 December 2015, Animals Asia, …

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

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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 …

“The End of ‘Canned Hunting’ Looks Imminent”

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Update: African Lion Working Group (ALWG) ‘finally’ joins the Professional Hunters Association, South Africa (PHASA) in condemning  “captive-bred (‘canned’) lion hunting.” _____________________________________________________________ “The turning tide: Blood Lions v lion breeding and canned hunting,” Daily Maverick, 13 December 2015 “But now comes the real test……” “From now PHASA will be judged not …

“Ngala, Fighting for Lions” Filming in Progress

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“Ngala, Fighting for lions” Update, 10 December 2015 “Ngala film is progressing steadily. We are about to finish a pilot that should help us get further funding for the following stages of the documentary. We already recorded the voice over with actor Jerome Flynn and everything is looking pretty amazing.” “PHASA, …

Petitions Seeking to Enhance the Protection of the African Lion

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African lions need enhanced protection from habitat loss, poaching and the scourge of ‘Trophy’ and ‘Canned’ lion hunting. Please help! Change.org Petition to UN/UNESCO to establish the African lion as a “World Heritage Species” Petition to UK Government to propose resolutions to CITES (CoP17) to enhance the African lion to CITES Appendix I level protection.

IWB Petition to the UK Government

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Call to enhance protection of White and Black rhinoceros, African lions and African elephants IWB Petition to the UK Government  Petition open to British Citizens and UK Residents only At 10,000 signatures we get a response from the government. At 100,000 signatures our petition will be considered for a debate in Parliament. ____________________________________________________ Current …