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CANNED HUNTING: South Africa’s SHAME

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Emy Will

Emy Will

Greetings from Johannesburg, South Africa. Although I have a doctorate in psychotherapy, my main passion is advocating for nonhuman animal rights. I would like to connect with other animal activists from all over the world. I value all nonhuman beings and therefore do not eat or wear any of them. All animal rights' causes are important to me and I support several campaigns to end cruelty. I regularly do voluntary work at a cat sanctuary. The fur trade is one of the most abhorrent practices on this planet. Innocent animals are subjected to prolonged suffering for a trivial fashion item. I have started a campaign towards ending the fur industry in South Africa. This might not happen in my lifetime, but even if I leave one footprint behind, that is one step closer to the goal. All my anti-fur activism is endorsed by Fur Free SA and Beauty Without Cruelty SA.This blog is a forum to discuss all aspects of the fur industry. It also raises issues around animal activism in general. Please join my journey at: FUR OUT THE CLOSET http://emynow.wordpress.com/ Johannesburg is a crazy city and I need to escape from time to time. This photo was taken next to the magnificent Zambezi river.

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There is something so reprehensible about Canned hunting that people worldwide, from all walks of life, came together on March 15, 2014 to protest against it.  

                                         care 2 Lion

lions waiting to dieA SNARL FROM ME TO CANNED HUNTERS
                 THE END OF THE MARCH BUT NOT THE END OF THE FIGHT  
No, Canned hunting is not the killing of lions to can them for meat, as someone naively asked. It is an activity where wild animals, in this case lions, are poached or bred in captivity solely be shot in a confined space. According to Campaign Against Canned Hunting (CACH) people have observed how wild lion prides have been chased, by those in 4×4 vehicles, to the point of exhaustion; the pride adult lions shot; the cubs captured and smuggled across South Africa’s borders to be sold to unscrupulous lion farmers. Many of these lion cubs become habituated to humans through “lion petting” schemes. These lions are later put into a field to be shot by tourist hunters, from a 4×4 vehicle – just to become a trophy. 
This photo shows the shocking treatment and conditions that captive lions endure on South African lion farms. These lions are later used for Canned hunting purposes.  
While I don’t support any form of hunting, Canned hunting has to be the lowest of the low! The lions offer no resistance and may even be partially anaesthetised beforehand. These lions have no chance of survival and are killed only so the tourist hunter can go home with a trophy. 
dead lion                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             dead lion 1
To preserve the “trophy”, the lion is shot through the body. Many of these tourists are inexperienced gunmen and it might take several shots to kill the lion. Consequently these lions aren’t always killed instantly and often experience a prolonged and agonising death.  
The lion carcass is sold to the Chinese Traditional Medicine market for the lion bone trade. 
Tens of thousands of farmers have now stopped producing food in order to farm game for rich, white foreign hunters to shoot. 
Although thousands of  people are opposed to this obscene practice, Canned hunting is legal in SA. Yes, Canned hunting brings money into SA but so does eco-tourism, which is ethical unlike Canned hunting.
If anyone is planning a holiday to a South African safari lodge please check out their views on Canned hunting. We must boycott any place that supports this cruel and unnecessary practice. 
Please sign this petition:

https://www.causes.com/campaigns/5142-save-our-lions-from-canned-hunting

 

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21 Comments

  1. […] There is something so reprehensible about Canned hunting that people worldwide, from all walks of life, came together on March 15, 2014 to protest against it. …  […]

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  2. Criminal. You go against a lion wielding overwhelming deadly force then pose next to its dead carcass as though you’ve commanded a feat of such grand dimensions. You’re a psychopath.

    Kudos to you Emy for standing against this!

    On a lighter note, at first glance, I thought you were wearing a nurses cap. So the man’s t-shirt standing behind you looked.

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    • Emy Will says:

      OMG, Peter. I never saw the “cap” . Now that you have pointed it out, it is all I see :-P .
      On a serious note, You have summed up the personality of these killers.
      Warm wishes, Nurse Emy

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  3. Stacey says:

    Signed. This is reprehensible! These people are monsters.

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  4. Stacey says:

    Great pic, thanks for all you do, Emy.

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  5. ravenskeeper says:

    Reblogged this on Ravens-Tree.com and commented:
    There is something extremely inferior mentally and emotionally with these people. To enjoy killing, maiming, cruelty, and abuse is IMO delinquent and implies the need for psychological assessment. I believe serial killers and child abusers share similar traits?

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    • Emy Will says:

      Thanks for this insightful comment, Ravenskeeper. This has to be the lowest of the low. To exert power over a helpless being in this way is truly disturbed. Unfortunately there are those whose greed overrides all compassion :(

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  6. Nancy says:

    Reblogged this on "OUR WORLD".

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  7. Paula says:

    Reblogged this on touch of home and commented:
    Canned Hunting is raising lions solely for the purpose of hunting in a confined area.

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    • Emy Will says:

      Thank you for sharing and signing, Paula. Many people are unaware that this despicable practice happens! We must speak out.

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      • Paula says:

        I did not know until I saw your post. There are so many unspeakable acts done to animals. A person would need 30 hours in a day to right all the wrong. It would be so much easier for people to just let them be. If u r not gonna help, at least don’t hurt them.

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      • Paula says:

        Oh yeah, and your welcome for the signature. :)

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      • Emy Will says:

        You are absolutely right, Paula. Even if one doesn’t like animals one has no right to abuse them <3

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  8. This is downright disgusting how these lions are being bred solely to be murdered. They are not even given a chance to escape or give the hunter a dose of their own medicine.
    Hope one day SA bans this form of animal murder and closes the farms permanently. Don’t hold your breath though…because unfortunately money talks….and revenues from hunting matter more than the lives of one of Africa’s most majestic big cat species.

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  9. […] There is something so reprehensible about Canned hunting that people worldwide, from all walks of life, came together on March 15, 2014 to protest against it. …  […]

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  10. Emy Will says:

    Thank you for the comment, Vijay. You raise an important point about human greed. We are trying, however, to convince the government that ecotourism can bring in more money i.e. that tourists want to see lions alive and roaring.

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